Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2 - 2011 Blogging from A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post

Proud moment.

I like the word finished.

Let's see...

I posted every day of April but one.

One day I did post twice.

I gained over 50 new followers! HELLO!

My all-time most read post - C is for Chocolate.

I have met some great new friends and read some amazing posts. There is so much talent out there and I'm so glad I got to see some of it and share experiences with people from all over this globe.

Thank you to our wonderful Blog Hosts for all of their hard work and attention:

Arlee Bird's Tossing It Out 

Jeffrey Beesler's World of the Scribe 

Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh 

Jen Daiker's Unedited 

Candace Ganger's The Misadventures in Candyland

Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain 

Stephen Tremp's Breakthrough Blogs

I had a great time with all of you and although I will be going back to my regular schedule of only blogging when I have something that I need to get off my chest I do hope that you will hang around to see what I might spill next.

No matter how down I may get or how disillusioned I may become I always have that tiny hope that just the right person will see what I have written and want to help me get to the next level.

So, cheers to all of us that made it and thanks to all of you that kept me going.


One final note: I would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt thank you to our US Armed Forces for never wavering in their conviction to fight terrorism no matter who was signing their orders. Thank you for your sacrifice and thank you for making our lives better and safer each and every day.
To all the families that lost loved ones to terrorism I hope May 1, 2011 will grant you some peace. 


  1. finished is a good word for the challenge. It was rought at times, but congrats for making it through

  2. You are a goddess! Congrats to you for successfully completing that blog challenge. I think I gave up around Q. Or maybe it was P.

    Amen, to the last part!!

  3. I too am happy to be returning to my regular blogging schedule. Great to meet you in the challenge, congrats on getting to the end, and wonderful tribute you added.

  4. We did it! I am really proud of you for finishing the A-Z challenge. I never had a doubt you would by the way (just saying). Oh, And I like the new look of your blog.

  5. Congratulations on having completed the challenge!

  6. Your final words are very inspiring, Heather.

    It was fun and You had some very amusing posts ... You know I will alway drop by now and again...


  7. baygirl32 - It felt great to finish something.

    Tara - DITTO!

    Liz - You at least have that whole busy publishing thing as an excuse! Thanks for coming!

    Rhonda - Thank you very much!

    Murees - Yes, we did it. I had my doubts on a few letters but it was all about perseverance! Now blogging a few days a month seems like a breeze! I like the look too. Its growing on me.

    M.J. - Thank you!

    Michael - Thanks and thanks for dropping by, I know we both will!


  8. Glad you made it through the Challenge! That's why we do it - for bloggers like you, ones who will appreciate the Challenge and take advantage of the potential benefits. I'll keep checking back with you, that's for sure!

  9. It was quite an event but we made it! Great job! Your posts were a lot of fun. :)

    Nice to get back to normal though!

  10. You made it and have every reason to be proud of your achievement. You sure you don't want to try a regularly scheduled post? At least once a week on the same day gives readers something to expect rather than just catching you more by chance. Just a thought.

    In any case, congratulations for blogging from A to Z and gaining some new followers. And thank you for this Reflections post.

    Tossing It Out

  11. Awesome achievement! It's great to finish the challenge, I'm also looking forward to getting back to edits.

    And, I have an award for you on my blog, do pop along when you can. ;-)


  12. Alex - Thank you so much for the support and encouragement!

    Karen - It really was. Thanks for coming by!

    Liz P - It was nice not to have to worry about the blog today. It was calming!

    Lee - I don't know if I'll ever be regular. I do try to do a few a week but I'm not Monk enough to make and keep a schedule!

    Talei - We all did a great job. Hopefully my writer's brain comes back from Tahiti or wherever its been.
    I'll be by soon to check it out! Thank you!

  13. I'm already looking forward to next year. Thanks for the shout out! We had a great time, met some great people, and we all have something to be proud about.

  14. Congrats on completing the A-Z. I didn't around to any many blogs as I intended so am trying to catch up now. Glad I've found yours as I'm also a romance writer.
    Paula Martin’s Potpourri

  15. Stephen - No, thank you! Had a great time. I could wait a little while before next year though!

    Paula - Welcome and thank you! I really didn't make it to as many blogs as I would have liked either. We tried though.



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