Blogging A to Z, and Loving It!

A-to-Z Reflection [2016]

I wasn’t sure whether I would actually finish the A to Z Blogging Challenge this past April, but I did — and absolutely loved it. I’ve learned so many things from the experience.

1. I have a lot to say about a lot of topics.

I’m usually so focused on my fiction that I don’t take time to “sound off” publicly in other areas. The challenge showed me just how many diverse opinions and topics of interest I really have.

2. I reaffirmed what I’m passionate about.

Justice. Recovery. Mindful living. Courage. Wow, did it feel good to reconnect with those values and speak them aloud.

3. I found out that others share my passions, too.

I never know when I blog whether I’ll just be shouting into a void, but I got tons of positive responses to the thoughts I shared. Every “like,” comment, and reblog warmed my heart and kept me going.

4. I discovered that I really do enjoy blogging!

I’m guilty of being a serial start-and-stop blogger, who honestly began doing it because she’d heard that authors should. Turns out I just needed to find the right subject matter! I’m excited to continue my Mental Health Mondays and Writing Wednesday series of posts.

I plan to do the challenge again next year, and highly recommend giving it a shot if you’re a new blogger or have an older blog that could use some reinvigorating.

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5 thoughts on “Blogging A to Z, and Loving It!

  1. Just curious, are there any particular A to Z posts that you might want to expand on in the future? Either because you’re extra passionate about the topic, or because it was well received, or both?


  2. Jenn, Congratulations on finishing the Challenge. Two crises in April almost derailed my Challenge and kept me from reading as many posts as I wanted to, but I am planning to go back and read all of yours. Lori


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