Although we’re now firmly established into the month of May and it was in April that I participated in the month-long 2015 A-to-Z blogging challenge along with a thousand-plus other bloggers, we’ve all been invited to now reflect a bit on what our experience was like.
I had a wonderful time, and am happy to claim survivorship in my first year of playing. I can understand why people return to do this year after year after year. A big shout out of thanks to the cadre of co-hosts who kept things organized and running smoothly and checked each and every blog to make sure those who had signed up for the challenge were actually participating.
Why did I do it? Admittedly it required a bit of discipline and commitment, but I do love a blogging challenge. And truth told, I love creating abecedariums. Having discovered this fact about myself, I’ve been blogging several abecedariums each year. So I knew I could do it and that I’d enjoy it, so why not?
I chose to blog with a rather loose theme, journeying along with Tarot’s Fool. Given that we started April by celebrating the Fool it just seemed natural to invite this energy along for the rest of the month as well. And because I normally blog about what curiosities are capturing my attention, what I’m loving in the moment, what I’m tripping over as I skip along on my joy path, it didn’t seem like too much of a stretch to invite Fool along for the journey.
I wasn’t 100% sure I could actually do it though, given that I was away on retreat for 8 days during the month. But then again Fool is nothing if not open and full of potential and that’s exactly the kind of energy I invited in and had so much fun playing in.
I was a bit surprised to discover upon reflection that I’d forgotten some of the topics I’d written about. But after all, given that it was a very full month and every day involved not only writing my own post but then visiting lots of other blogs and reading plenty of fabulous posts, I suppose it’s not all that amazing. In any case, reviewing my post topics left me smiling a bit – it does indeed seem like Fool and I travelled some interesting territory:
- April’s Fool
- nouns of multitude
- poetry & persimmons
- vending machines
It was a joy to visit other blogs and find new treasures, and I appreciate everyone who stopped by a left comments. Some very delightful new connections were made that I look forward to nurturing and enjoying. And now that the immediate crunch is over, there’s the opportunity to go back and visit even more of the blogs I didn’t get around to, and so yet more fun is sure to unfold. How perfect is that?