7 things I learnt from A to Z #MondayMusings

Well, the month of April has come to an end and with it the challenge of A to Z. All those who have participated will heave a sigh of relief . ( Thank God we’ve got through with X Y and Z)  All those who haven’t participated will also heave a sigh of relief. ( Thank God I didn’t stress over this challenge all month long).

Well, I haven’t participated in the challenge this year and even though I didn’t, I am not heaving a sigh of relief simply because I learnt a lot of things following my regular visitors and friends.

What I learnt about the A to Z

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The A to Z Challenge is a great concept pioneered by Arlee Bird.

I was intrigued by this unique concept where participants post 26 posts ( from A to Z ) all through April, on everyday except Sunday.

The first year I didn’t choose a theme yet it wasn’t easy. The second year I wrote about the things around my house . And last year I chose to write on the textile traditions of India.

This year, however , I knew it would be difficult because participation also involves reading , commenting and sharing . I often found this became stressful so this year I decided NOT to participate .

But I enjoyed visiting different blogs and discovered some wonderful bloggers .

I also had my highest ever number of views this month (1600 + ).

It was a great ride folks.

See you again next year!

Sharing this post with Corinne’s #MondayMusings.

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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. Hee hee … I do agree with most of your points. I did write my posts in advance which did help me sail through the challenge. ANd yes I didnt kill myself to complete the challenge. But heres what I did that helped me be at ease. I stuck to a fixed number of blogs to read and follow. Made this list on feedly, and commented and read those blogs. So irrespective of whether they were doing the challenge or not, if on my feedly, I read them. :).. Oh by the way, you have and would always be on my feedly list, challenge or no challenge :)) I read your posts, well almost always, except on the days when I wake up late!!
    Ramya Abhinand recently posted…Zusak’s Book Thief #AtoZChallengeMy Profile

    1. Thanks Ramya. I didn’t know about Feedly. I normally follow blogs by adding them to my WordPress Reader but everyone doesn’t always have a WordPress blog.
      And I’m happy to know you follow my blog….. I follow yours too 🙂

  2. What a lovely infographic you made for the Challenge. You have been a lovely support during the A to Z and I tried not to be one of the people who didn’t return a visit simply because you were not in the Challenge this year. A visitor is a visitor. I loved your textile challenge from last year.
    Yes I did plan many of my posts – but not all – because I decided quite late to participate. I do schedule my posts simply because I have to leave home before 7 am.
    I think the Guest Post idea is a good one.
    Kalpanaa recently posted…Zorba the Buddha : AprilA2ZMy Profile

    1. Thanks Kalpanaa – of course I know you are a regular reader and I also know it’s not always possible to respond to comments etc promptly. Life always takes precedence over blogging which, however, addicted we may be, is hard to do every day. Ramya just showed my how to follow blogs by listing them on Feedly …I will try this out and be more regular with my follows and comments

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