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Monday, May 2, 2011

Reflections On The Big A to Z

Well here we are on May 2 and while the big A to Z Challenge is over for most of you, I am still slogging through, determined to reach Z. Though I have not finished yet, I still got a great award from Elizabeth Mueller. Isn't it pretty? I know I posted it yesterday, but it's great I had to put it up a second time. :)



Arlee over at Tossing It Out, one of the big hosts asked us all to participate in a Mega Reflections post. So I'll share with you my experiences from this month long fest.

It has been a fantastic, daunting, amazing, difficult, magnificent experience. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up. I have met so many brilliant and remarkable people that I can't even begin to tell you. I also saw another side to friends I already had at the start of this. It was a joyous discovery to see what they had put together each day. There were films, excerpts, anecdotes, songs, words of wisdom, writing tips... a treasure trove of wonders to read about.

I reached deep inside of myself and shared some things that surprised me, memories I had put away. I appreciate to the bottom of my heart and soul all the wonderful comments I received on these various posts. It was so amazing to connect with others who had similar experiences, tastes in movies, songs, etc. My blog is not even a year old and the number of people who have kindly visited, commented and followed, especially during this challenge, leaves me speechless. I had no idea so many would respond to words I thought I would be posting for myself mainly.

It was very difficult trying to navigate through all the participants and I am disappointed at not being able to visit as many of the blogs on the list as I wanted. I got kind of lost, actually, and wasn't able to keep track of where I'd been. I'm going to try and hit as many more as I can because from the names they all sound intriguing and I don't want to miss a thing.

I hope you all had as much fun as I did and I can say without hesitation that I am ready to sign up again for next time. Thank you Arlee, Alex, Stephen, Jen, Talli Candace, Jeffrey and Karen. You did a brilliant job co-hosting and for giving us all this opportunity to connect. I wish you all out there a wonderful week and I hope you'll stick with me for the final letters. I'm planning something special for the big finale. Peace!

13 comments:

  1. cheers to everyone who survived the challenge, both the writers and us who had to read your musings he he :)

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  2. Congrats on the Award, Mel! I believe this challenge is a great experience for every participated blogger.

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  3. Time was a pain this challenge with over 1200 bloggers. Congrats for making it to the end

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  4. It has been a pleasure to read your posts that I got to, sorry I have been hit or miss. Life you know. Looking forward to the future of exchanges :)
    Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

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  5. Congratulations on the award! I'm going to miss bombarding your A to Z posts. I know I would've failed somewhere around B for Badass, so all the most props to you for getting as far as you did!

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  6. Great job with the Challenge! I can't wait to see your last A-Z posts...curious for the big finish!

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  7. @Dez LMAO! You are so right, sweetie!

    @Jaccstev Thank you! This was a tremendous experience and I learned a lot.

    @baygirl32 Thanks! With 1200 I had no chance of visiting everyone, but the ones I did make it to are so cool.

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  8. @Jules No worries! I'm looking forward to our future postings. :)

    @M Thanks! Don't worry I'll have more posts for you to bombard. More badassitry ahead.

    @Matt Thank you. Happy you enjoyed these little glimpses into the mind of me. I only hope my last posts measure up to letters A thru V.

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  9. Hi Melissa,

    Just stopping by to say congratulations! I've only read this post, but I am your newest follower. You can find yourself on my blog sidebar under "Writing and Poetry Blogs".

    I look forward to reading your blog.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

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  10. Melissa, it was so difficult to manage this challenge and no one did it perfectly, I can guarantee you that. I am now trying to make it back to blogs I only got to once to help determine where there is a fit. Whew! Congratulations.
    karen

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  11. @Kathy Hi! Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment, the follow and for including The Imaginarium on your side bar. You rock and I am heading right over to check out your blog. I look forward to more visits between us.

    @Karen Thank you! I, too, am going to be going back to the list and revisit blogs that I really liked but were only able to hit once. In spite of the difficulty, this was a great challenge and I look forward to it next year.

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  12. It's cool that you took the time to post this reflections post amidst your effort to plod onward to the end. You're almost there as I post this comment! Congratulations ahead of time for finishing with such creative effort. We're glad you could join us in the 2011 edition of the A to Z Challenge.


    Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  13. @Lee Thank you so much! This was one heckuva good time and I'm so glad I slogged on through til I finished. I will definitely stop by and get my badge.

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