Thank God April is over and the #a to z challenge with it . It was rather trying to juggle posts with my daily life that seemed to be spinning out of control by the day . But I stuck on and I am glad I did because it helped me on my blogging journey.
This was my second year at the challenge and having learnt from last year’s experience, I decided not to wing it but actually have a theme. Since I’m largely housebound these days, I decided to blog about ‘The Things Around My House’. It wasn’t a breeze that I thought it would be especially when it came to certain letters – after all, the objects also had to have some added significance to make the post more interesting – a background story, some sentimental value or at least a source of information. But I did get by and finished with aplomb.
I was simply amazed at the imagination of people the world over . Every person approached the challenge in a unique way.
#a to z challenge a mine of information
- I made a conscious decision to visit new blogs and learnt a lot about Harry Potter’s world through Vinay Ravindranath ‘s blog
- Titli’s posts on Incredible India made me proud to be Indian.
- Esha’s and Rajlakshmi’s travelogue made me want to take the first flight out to somewhere!
- Shalini’s entertaining account of the life of an Army wife needs to be read by all young women who are reluctant to marry into the Olive Green .
- Kala’s tips on home decor were invaluable and
- Dr.Roshan’s detailed analysis of sitcoms made me realise what an ignoramus I was.
- Parul’s crusade against crime against women and posts of activists doing something about it really opened my eyes
- Damayanti’s reportage of her own involvement with Project WHY an NGO based in Delhi
- I learnt so much about herbs from Archanas blog.
Blogs that were entertaining
- Twinkling Tina’s life experiences
- Inderpreet Uppal’s short stories and Eloquent Articulation
- Lata’s unforgettable couple Dia and Sameer
- Seena’s delightful anecdotes of motherhood
- Athira’s narratives of different women that addressed different social issues that women faced.
- Rajalakshmi’s posts on Yoga poses made me envious of her mastery of the asana.
- Ramya Abhinand‘s regular musings
- Alana‘s stories from New York
- Debbie‘s doggie tales
- Tamara Kulish
- Hungry fork
- Stephen AK
- Vamshi A Krishna
- Shilpa Garg
I noticed that Damayanti and Shalini and Debbie D were part of a group.How did they club up together?
Every day I would link up with Blog Commenting Tribe , A to Zers and Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. on their threads on FB . And would try and visit and comment on as many blogs as I could.
Some bloggers were enthusiastic and reciprocated with their comments and share but towards the end, I could sense that everyone just wanted to get on with it as it reduced to a mere trickle
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But it was fun, I made new friends along the way and at some level worth it.