I love the alphabet and throughout my careers as a reading specialist, kindergarten teacher, children’s librarian, and mother of 4, I have read my fair share of alphabet books. I think alphabetical order is a wonderful way to organize information which is what drew me to the A-to-Z Blog Challenge 3 years ago.
My theme his year was Library Love and I had a blast finding and sharing all things library. If you think libraries are boring check out my posts on things found in library books, long overdue books, and brave librarians here and here.
There are so many wonderful A-to-Z bloggers. Here are some that I am following:
Evelyne Holingue who shares her life and perspectives on being a French-American writer, wrote 26 posts featuring French authors. I feel like I just finished a French literature class.
Eva at Mail Adventures has inspired me to start sending out postcards again.
Hilary at Positive Letters where I learned something new from A to Z with her fascinating posts about British Rare Breeds.
Jen at Jen’s Lexical Creations with posts for writers and readers
Shirley who Writes to Inspire and posted 26 days of ways to Build a Better Blog
Lissa at Rainswept because her art and writing are just so lovely.
Melanie at Atherton’s Magic Vapor with Stranded! stories based on illustrations from Strand Magazine.
True North Bricks because LEGOS!
Of course some letters were harder to write about than others. J was difficult but X was my toughest. Thanks to the nearly extinct card catalog, I was able to write a post. I actually think I could go through the alphabet one more time with my Library Love theme.
Were there any letters that were difficult for you?
Some random thoughts about the challenge:
Last year I was a member of a team that checked in on an assigned list of bloggers to see how they were doing. Because the linky list was dropped, there was no need for these teams. I missed Pam, our fearless leader, at Unconventional Librarian and the camaraderie we developed during the challenge.
I miss the linky list with the categories listed. I found myself reading and commenting only on blogs posted before I linked in which means I probably missed blogs posted in other time zones. Also, with the linky list, I was far more organized as I went down the list visiting new 5 new blogs a day.
I’d like to continue to visit more A to Z blogs. What do you think would be the best way to do this?
I’ll admit that I didn’t post much on social media because I find that once I get on, I have a tough time stepping away and then get nothing done. I need to figure out how to better manage my time.
Cheers to the wonderful organizers. You each deserve many new followers and a long rest.