What can I say?
I made it - but I really felt it this time.
So, so, so tired!!!
Was that because I was a helper - one of Stormy's Sidekicks?
No - I had great fun doing this and Heather was a great leader
Did I feel I just didn't have enough time to really connect with other NEW blogs because I was trying to keep up with old friends from LAST TIME?
Hmm - think I would have felt bad if I hadn't especially those I'd pleaded with to enter again this year!
Did I think it was much better this time for "dead-heading" those who weren't posting?
Yes - Yes and a resounding Yes!! Far fewer to wade through and discard than last year by the half way marker.
Could I have done more to keep other bloggers interested?
This year I didn't find time to post replies to comments I received and I felt bad about this.
I think my theme worked out alright though and made people connect to tell their own memories.
What would make it even better?
I really liked the concept of having a subsection for those bloggers with less than 100 followers and I would really like this to be re-instated next year.
Last year, I moaned about blogs not taking part and needing to be cut and decided to be a helper to try to do my bit so next year maybe I should bring up this issue and volunteer to be on that team?
What did I enjoy best?
Reading those amazing blog posts that just got you there right in your gut.
Feeling good about being a helper :)
What was my main gripe?
Even when I put my Blogger website - some Wordpress users still managed to go to my old Wordpress account - heaven knows what they thought the connection of my old posts was there to the A-Z Challenge????
I did come across some amazing new blogs as well as keeping up with some amazing bloggers from before who brought their "A" game yet again to the Challenge but I think I will be commenting about them in later posts and of course I am looking forward to going BIG this year on the A-Z Challenge Roadtrip so hope to see many others along the way :)