Monday, January 27, 2014

BIG GNEWS!! It's the 2014 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge SIGN UP day!

I've had some BIG moments in my life.

Being proposed to.
Hearing 'I do' at the altar.
My husband handing me our son.

Those were HUGE!

Getting published.
Seeing my book on Amazon.
Holding my book in my hands.

Those were REALLY BIG!

Being asked in 2013 to be Alex J. Cavanaugh's minion?

Amazing!

Being asked in 2014 to be a Co-Host for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge?

Well now, that, that's hard for me to articulate.

I'm humbled, honored, ecstatic, nervous, excited and thrilled.


And on that note...

Welcome to the 2014
Blogging from A to Z April Challenge!

 

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts will be removed.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

1. WRITING: (WR)
2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM: (FM)
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
5. GARDENING: (GR)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
9. CULINARY: (CU)
10. LIFESTYLE: (LI )
11. FASHION: (FA)
12. PERSONAL: (PR)
13. SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
14. GAMING: (GA)
15. EDUCATION: (ED)
16. POLITICS: (PO)
17. HISTORY: (HI)
18. SCIENCE: (SC)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)
21. MISCELLANEOUS: (MI)
22. ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Author Stephen Tremp
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti @ Amlokiblogs
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian

We also have a Facebook Page.
Email address is:  infoatoz2014@gmail.com,
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge.


Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!






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Stormy the Weather Gnome will be back in full force this year writing challenge posts.

I will be looking for a few gnome-friendly helpers before the challenge begins so if you have an interest, and the time to visit extra blogs every week, please let me know by leaving a comment or emailing me directly. (hgardner28@gmail.com)

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FREAKIN' AWESOME, RIGHT?

I KNOW!

There is much more to come so stay tuned, grab the coolest badge ever, tell a friend and SIGN UP!


21 comments:

  1. Congratulations on being a co-host! That's a huge honor, and you definitely deserve it!

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  2. And you are going to be one awesome co-host! Welcome to the team.

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  3. Congrats on being a co-host! You're going to be great!!

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  4. sa-weet!!
    quite a responsibility! i was a minion last year (it's fun)
    and cant wait for stormy's posts!

    i considered not doing it, but i'm hoping more will use the categories this year and that will help!

    happy monday!

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  5. Congrats on being a co-host! I can't wait!

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  6. Welcome to the team! You'll be an awesome co-host :)

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  7. Congratulations! It's going to be a really great Challenge this year! Woohoo!

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  8. Wow, that was a great intro!!! So excited to have you on our team!!!! It's going to be another great year.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

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  9. it's going to be terrrr-ific!
    got your back if you need it and cake too!

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  10. Congrats on being a co-host. It's a lot of work but fun.

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  11. I'm thrilled and honored to have you as part of the A to Z Team. Love your enthusiasm. Sorry I haven't given you a proper welcome while I've been a bit distant from blogging, but I say now welcome to the 2014 Challenge. Hope it's rewarding and fun for you.

    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  12. Hi, Heather,
    I'm looking forward to the Challenge!

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  13. You guys are the best!
    Thank you for all the nice comments!

    Thank you, Lee, for stopping in!

    Heather

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  14. I am excited to be signed up for my second year!

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  15. Congrats on being a co-host! You're part of a great team this year. I'm signed up and ready to go!

    Jen

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  16. New follower, nice to meet you. I joined the A to Z list this morning.

    I like a head start, so I'm doing my research now.

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  17. woo hoo! Congrats - what a great honor!

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  18. Wow! That's fantastic! Congratulations. Next year, world domination?

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