#AtoZChallenge is, um, challenging?
Starting April 1st, I will be taking part in the #AtoZChallenge, hosted by www.blogchatter.com.
For those who don’t know (and I didn’t), the #AtoZChallenge is a blogging challenge that takes place in April (except on Sundays). Participants blog every day around a theme of their choosing, in alphabetical order. For example, on the 1st, they blog about something “A” related. On the 3rd (the 2nd is a Sunday), they blog about something “B”, etc.
Most participants chose a theme and reveal it in a blog a few days ahead of time.
Bloggers also have the option of compiling their month’s worth of posts into an ebook and self-publishing it during the first week of May.
Because this is my first challenge, I’m a little nervous. I’ve never blogged continuously for a month. Yes, I’ve done NaNo, officially and self-motivated, and topped 7K in one day, but the thought of being accountable for 26 blogs blows my mind. Can I do it? Will I pre-schedule or scramble to post something at stupid o’clock in the morning?
I’ve already started an alphabetical list with possible post subjects, but what does one do with the awkward, ugly step-children of the alphabet? How do you handle “Q” without “X” and “Z” feeling left out?
So, in order to feel comfortable with accountability the whole world can see, I’ve picked a theme I can write about (almost) in my sleep:
In managing my social media accounts, I’ve noted an incredible thirst for knowledge from new writers. What should I try? What works, what doesn’t? How can I get noticed?
I’m taking my eighteen years of writing, the many workshops I’ve attended (and held) and all the goofs and hiccups I’ve encountered along the way and sharing that with new writers. I’ll pick twenty-six subjects (“Q” and “X” and “Z” included) and share why they worked (or didn’t). Hopefully, you won’t make the same mistakes I did, and my challenge won’t be as painful because I know (or hope) I’ve helped someone.
Stay tuned until Saturday
Here’s a hint: It starts with “A”, it has to do with Amazon, but it’s not Amazon.
Until then, blessings to you.