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Monday, March 12, 2012

BLOG CHALLENGE



The blog challenge did three things for me.
It gave me an opportunity to see if I could cut the pressure of blogging to the alphabets which took creative management, late nights and something I really needed in my writing world ...consistency of writing every day. The lack of these things have contributed to what I call my failure to publish.
Why write if no one wants to read your stuff? Every writer wants to feel validated by having people read their work. I didn't want just "followers" though. I wanted relationships with my peers. I am a writer but I am also a reader. I wanted people to value what I write and at the same time read blogs that I valued.
Lastly I wanted to advance my platform of intelligent, compassionate conversations.
I wanted a place my friends can come to ponder over my topics on religion, race, spirituality, dreams, set backs, accomplishments, failures etc; And we could laugh and cry together. We could support one another. Learn something together.
I've gotten all this from the past challenge and I am changed forever. I didn't acquire friends and peers I found my family. That's what good writing does. It forever binds you to the characters and the story becomes your own.
Thanks Arlee you did real good! Kudos to all the co-hosts and good writing to all who has accepted the challenge. What do you want from the A-Z challenge?

4 comments:

  1. I fear I might be testing my regular readers with the A to Z posting, but we'll see. My goal is to write memoir for the month. I haven't finished all my posts yets. I will begin revisions during April on a manuscript, so I want to have all my posts ready to go. Good luck.

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  2. I'm from the A-Z fest, number 1013. Thought I'd stop round at all the other lucky 13s on the list and say hello. *waves*

    My goal for the fest is to make more friends around the blogosphere and to be inspired to write, right now. I look forward to reading more of your posts in April!

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  3. Hi Debra

    Stumbled in here via the A-to-Z Challenge list. How cool to see you are in Beaumont; I attended Lamar U back in the 1970s. Have enjoyed reading some of your posts, especially this one. :)

    Although blogging for years, this is my first Challenge. I am personally challenging myself to blog on topic vs. rambling and to bring more of a habit of writing on a daily basis into my life. Yeah, right . . . :)

    See you in the alphabet!

    Cheers!

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  4. Trying to go back to the posts that helped to make the A to Z better. Thank you for this one.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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