Just to recap: all my words this year started with the prefix "in-" followed by the letter of the day. Here is my full word list:
I did something a little differently this year: rather than trying to write all my posts before April 1 and have them all waiting to be released in order as the month went on, I wrote them a day or two before they were due. I was surprised that it didn’t stress me out. Having the word list done ahead of time certainly helped. In fact, I’ve already got my theme and word list for next year. You’ll have to wait until next year’s theme reveal to find out what it is.
As of April 30, I had added eleven blogs to my Inoreader. I still have quite a few blogs to read and comment on (and potentially add to Inoreader), so if you aren’t on the list, I’ll get to you:
- Facing The Mountain
- Greg’s Blog
- MOM AND IDEAS
- Musings of a CowCorn (Vakicornius Chocolatus Rex)
- Opinion Piece
- The Other Side blog
- The Pensive
- The Showers of Blessings
- Tumbleweed Vibes
- Walking Humbly with My Dog
And, of course, all my regular readers who also participated in the Challenge, whose names are listed on my "Week That Was" posts on Sunday. You’re a big reason this is the highlight of my blogging year. I love you all.
Likewise, to the A to Z team:
- Arlee, who started all of this twelve years ago, and who was one of the first people to comment here.
- J, who’s the team captain and keeps us all moving and motivated and coordinates this yearly abecedarian effort.
- Jayden, who actually understands how Google Forms works and does all the signup forms for the Challenge.
- Zalka, who does the online chats and is an incredible blogger besides.
- Anjela, our Rookie of the Year, who stepped into the enormous shoes of our late friend Jeremy and did all the graphics for the challenge, and didn’t have a whole lot of time to do it. I think you’ll agree that she did a spectacular job.
It is an honor, a privilege, and a pleasure to work with y’all. I mean that.
Congratulations to all of you who fought the good fight, ran the race, and kept the faith. Whether or not you did all 26 letters, we’re happy you were here. I hope that those of you who took the year off, or who wanted to see what this was all about before you tried it, will join us next year. I’ll be back to tell you about the Road Trip on the A to Z Challenge blog or the simulcast blog on the 16th, so stay tuned for that. Until then,