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NaPoWriMo + Blogging from A to Z Challenge 2015 – Reflection

Whew! After spending ALL of my blogging time over the past few days catching up on sharing my regular features after the very busy month of April, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down and do a bit of reflection on my participation in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year (which, in my case, was also Poetry from A to Z!).

Blogging from A to Z April (2015) Challenge - Reflections

(Pssst… new here? Welcome to Alphabet Salad! For background on how and why I got involved in both NaPoWriMo and the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, check out this post… and, if you’d like to catch up on my progress, my challenge posts are tagged with Poetry from A to Z. Glad you stopped by, and hope you’ll return!)

I wasn’t actually going to participate in the challenge this year, as after the success of last year’s Tangling from A to Z theme, I didn’t think I could come up with anything suitably compelling. But I’m glad I did, as I thoroughly enjoyed writing a poem each day throughout the month. It’s been awhile since I did much poetry writing on any consistent basis, so it was great to stretch my brain creatively in a fresh way – plus the added challenge of using the letters of the alphabet to find inspirational words each day made things really interesting!

Several new visitors dropped by Alphabet Salad in April, and I’m very thankful and grateful for the A to Z participants who commented on my posts. While I was able to visit a bunch of the challenge blogs, unfortunately I couldn’t get to as many as I would have liked – mostly because I was participating in several other April challenges whose participation requirements took up a bunch of my time. Alas, there are only so many hours in the day!

As to whether or not I’ll do the challenge again next year – who knows? At this point my A to Z theme ideas are completely tapped out… but hey, never say never, right?! I guess we shall just have to see.

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Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.