A-to-Z Challenge Reflection

a-to-z-reflection-2014It took me a while to want to write this.

I learned a lot from the A-to-Z Challenge — and probably won’t do it again.

I don’t want to set out to write short blurbs just to collect followers and they don’t necessarily hone my writing skills either.  I noticed that with few exceptions, many high traffic blogs don’t really interest me, unless they post art.  I really love getting The Sketchbook‘s posts daily, for instance.  WOW.  Candy.

I like writing interesting stuff — interesting to me, anyway.

I like writing consistently about art best, so dkatiepowellart is my favorite blog to write.

I can write, consistently.  I did this challenge to see if I could write consistently and I can, day in and day out.  Three blogs, 26 posts.  Yeow.

I want real followers and to connect with  great bloggers that want to share their stories too — I try to visit everyone who come to me unless they are soliciting business.

I didn’t really appreciate the negative feedback from the admin.  They didn’t know my goals, and I met my goals.

I met some GREAT bloggers.  And maybe even a friend or two.  Samplings: Still Life with Tortillas, Somber Scribbler, Bemuzin, Jilanne Hoffmann, ChapterTK, TheCultureMonk

That’s all Folks — next year I have other plans for the month of April.  I am going to become a fake journalist!  (Check out The Official Fake Journal Page.)


About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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11 Responses to A-to-Z Challenge Reflection

  1. Congrats on producing so many posts. That’s truly a tough order! I like your analysis of the effort (although I’m not sure what negative feedback you got from admin), and I think the fake journal blog looks like fun. Will be reading more there.

    Thanks for the mention. I’m glad you found something of value in my scribbles. Cheers!

  2. susanissima says:

    You are some kind of Cosmic Energy Machine, Katie! And I thought my April challenge was a big one! Can’t even imagine surviving your three.

    Anyhow, I love reading your posts and learn an incredible amount in doing so. You’re a wonderful balance of artist and writer, the kind of worldly person of experience and aesthetics I truly enjoy. Also appreciate that you have hung out some on my blog. Can’t wait until we meet in person. ❤

  3. susanissima says:

    Katie, woops, I’m so sorry I accidentally deleted your sweet comment when I had to re-post today due to technical difficulties. 😦

  4. I’m a fellow A to Z survivor too – and I’m with you, 26 posts in a month is hard, hard work. But like you found, I also met some awesome new bloggers (we share an acquaintance with Sammy D at Bemuzin!) – for me that made it worthwhile. Whether or not I do it again next year is another question though.

    Out of curiosity what was the negative feedback you got from the Admin? I’ve only just come across your blog so I didn’t follow you through A to Z, but it seems a bit unfair for anyone to show commitment to the challenge to get bad feedback!

    Anyway, I like you attitude of wanting to connect with bloggers and meeting real people as I’m after the same thing. Think there’s more bloggers like that out there than there are people just trying to rack up the numbers (I hope).

    • Posts too long, not posting the A-to-Z challenge button (which I was on all pages), and one other thing — I don’t remember. I didn’t allow her post to show.

      • Oh sod that – no one should have the length of their blog post dictated to them! Some of us over-verbose bloggers with waffling tendencies can’t express ourselves in short posts, and that’s just dandy. Different strokes for different folks and all.

        I personally declare your blog A to Z – tastic 🙂

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