Every night at dinner, I
Best Part of the A-Z Challenge:
1. I discovered a lot of cool new blogs.
2. I met a lot of awesome new bloggers.
3. New followers! This rarely happens over here. Honestly took me close to two years to get three followers. Two of which were related to me, the third was me.
4. I realized I have a ton of random shiz to spout on and on about everyday. More than I thought possible. (Hmm, probably why I find it hard to gain followers)
5. Unlike the majority of bloggers, I believe not having a theme actually worked in my favor, instead of against me. Not being tied down to one specific topic made it much easier for me to keep going. (or maybe that's just my ADD coming into play)
6. There were some really cool themes out there and I learned a lot of really interesting things from them. I even collected some really fantastic recipes.
7. I received many wonderful comments/positive feedback about my writing that made me ridiculously happy.
8. Closely related to #7 was how touching I found it to see my blogging friends who dropped by and commented every day. (Some weren't even participating in A-Z Challenge. They just wanted to lend their support- Like Faraway Eyes and A Beer for The Shower. So great big Thank You for that!!)
9. I realized I can multi-task like a damn champion!
10. I finished.
Worst Part of the A-Z Challenge:
1. Wish I had the time to get around and visit more new blogs than I did. I shot for five a day and still feel like that was just a drop in the hat.
2. I accomplished absolutely zip on any of my revisions or WIPs.
3. Dirty dishes sat in my sink every day for the entire month of April.
4. My poor CPs think I fell off the face of the earth.
5. I realized no matter how hard I tried, I will never be able to get to the bottom of that list!
6. Some days, because I was sick, tired and just overall crazy busy, I felt really overwhelmed.
7. My family had to eat a lot of take-out.
In the end, the good outweighed the bad. Overall, I found my first time doing the A-Z to be a positive learning experience that I am glad I challenged myself to. How about you? Did you take the Challenge? Why or why not? Would you do it again? Now- I'm off to do some dishes!