Monday, May 2, 2011

From Z to A - a review

First off the head, I'd like to thank those who made this challenge happen:

Arlee Bird Tossing It Out
Jeffrey Beesler World of the Scribe
Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker United
Candace Ganger The Misadventures in Candyland
Karen J Gowen Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp Breakthrough Blogs




This challenge gave me an opportunity to meet so many great bloggers! I visited over 1000 new blogs this month, adding quite a few to my follow list, and I gained a bunch of new followers here at that girl from around the bay; by a bunch I mean a LOT of new followers here, I more than doubled my followers!

My favorite thing about the challenge - visiting over 1000 blogs and peeking into the minds and lives of others (maybe I'm a little voyeuristic?) while sharing something very close to my heart, my home province of Newfoundland. Everything from Alders to Jam Jams, Mummers to Vamps and back again.

My least favorite thing about the challenge -well, that would be my personal lack of time. April was an interesting month for me with my final, final exams; all that studying and the stress that goes along with them. My computer decided to dump some files without warning and spent nearly 5 days in the arms of a computer guy instead of glued to my side, so I blogged from my iPhone. A few days ago the city got hit with the tail end of some crazy wind storm that blow down my fence, and peppered my lawn with shingles off my roof leaving some without power for some 22hours. Word verifications, I hate you for vacuuming seconds off my visiting time, watch now someone will tell me how stunned I am and that I forgot to turn off my own.

Would I do it again? YEAH!! bring on the next one I'm ready!!

** to everyone who visited my blog during the month of April - You've all been good as gold, take care and may god bless your cotton socks, for as long as your big jib draws.. - Thanks for stopping by, you've all been great. Best of luck in the future and keep coming back.

*** Keep your eyes open over the next week, Mudder is comming to visit and is brining with her the prizes for my upcomming giveaway!!!

In case you missed yesterday's post I got bunch of blog award's and I have one for you in return!

55 comments:

  1. It's been a blast. I can't wait to hear stories about your "Mudder" next week.

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  2. Wonderful to meet you and spend April with you!

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  3. Glad you enjoyed it! You visited far more blogs than I did last month.

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  4. have read some - not all May is for reading all the a-z blogs off sites I have marked - where can I find more hours?!!!

    well done for finishing

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  5. Congrats on completing the challenge. I didn't get around to as many blogs as I intended so am trying to catch up now!

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  6. Congrats on crossing the finish line; Well said~
    You did an amazing job!

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  7. Congrats to you and all those who completed the challenge! (Really, mostly to you since you blessed my socks just now.)

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  8. Don't think I managed to get to visit 1000 blogs. Well done and congratulations. As one of your new followers I'd be delighted to accept the award. Thank you so much. I've prepared a little speech! *gets out very long piece of paper...*

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  9. Thank you for the hearty endorsement of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge of 2011 and will look forward to seeing you for the 2012 version. Glad to hear about the plus sides and I agree with what you said. Sorry about the computer problems-- definitely one of my fears, but fortunately my computers made it okay.
    Congratulations for a successful completion of blogging through the alphabet.


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

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  10. I'm so impressed that you made it to so many blogs. Congrats on that. You should be commended.

    Congrats on all the lovely awards....

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  11. I loved your stories of your hometown. Your love certainly shone through and I learned so much.
    Karen

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  12. I loved visiting with you...and I'll keep dropping in. You did a great job considering the obstacles that the universe kept throwing at you.

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  13. Hey thanks for the star award! Super cute! And wow you visited 1k blogs last month??? YOU are the star. I didn't even come close, but stoked to make so many new friends anyway. :)

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  14. So pleased you completed the challenge.
    Thanks also for your comment.

    Yvonne.

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  15. Congrats on completing the challenge! Especially with final finals and all. It's amazing that you visited over 1000 blogs! You rock!

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  16. I'm glad to have met you this month and I look forward to getting to know you better!

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  17. Congratulations on completing the challenge. I've enjoyed following your blog and look forward to reading more from you!

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  18. Wow! How DID you manage to find the time?

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  19. I'd say the A to Z Challenge was a smashing success!

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  20. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. So many blogs to discover!

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  21. I second your positive sentiments. Loved the creativity from A to Z as well as the bounty of blogs I got to read. Alex is a blogenius!!!

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  22. Very nice to meet you. I love your photos and the title of your blog. Look forward to following and reading you.

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  23. I don't see how I missed so many great blogs during the challenge that I am finding just now that it's over...yours looks like fun!

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  24. The challenge was a BLAST and I can't wait to do it again next year! I am just now coming across your blog... gonna go check out some of your A to Z posts!! It's great to "meet" so many amazing bloggers during a challenge like this!!

    makinmartinezmemories.blogspot.com

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  25. You should be proud! You did it! (And with all those challenges thrown in the way, to boot!)

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  26. Congrats on all of the blog awards and new followers! Thanks for stopping by my blog too.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  27. It was great fun! Thanks for teaching this Yank all those great new words. Now I can speak more gooder than others!

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  28. Oooh, what a fab BLOG :) So glad I got to meet you even if it took until May. Great reflections from you and congrats on doubling your followers, you just gained another :)

    Cheers :)

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  29. Thanks for coming across to my blog. I'll be ready for next year's challenge too!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  30. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. I am so glad you stopped by Mercy's World, I love finding new blogs.

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  31. This blog was so fun this month. It was great to come by and see a bunch of new words I had no idea existed!

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  32. Hi Bay Girl .. well done on finishing your exams with all those other extraneous things going on - mind you the exams were going to get finished no matter what .. it's the everything else that you managed.

    I hope you can get settled down again now. Like you word verification, very long posts, and WordPress 'confirm subscription' drive me loopy ..

    Cheers for now - but I've loved it and enjoyed the work etc .. meeting new people and generally having fun!! Hilary

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  33. It's been fun dropping in on your posts. Well done and hopefully you can settle into a less frenetic pace of life now. 1000! WOW, that's awesome. Sue

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  34. well done on still get all the posts done and completing the challenge after all of them distractions. Good going

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  35. Once again, to all the A to Z'ers CONGRATS on finishing!! We have all had our ups and downs during April, and that just made it more of a challenge. I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting all your blogs, and will continue to do so.

    today I'm putting an effort into hitting reflections posts, so I won't be posting here today.

    THANK YOU for your support, each comments makes me smile.

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  36. Thanks for stopping by my blog--over a 1000 blogers joined in. Amazing!

    Nice to meet you!

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  37. Next year I'll spend more time visiting blogs.

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  38. Nice job on completing the challenge. I look forward to following your blog. I'll need to go back and look at your other posts:)

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  39. I just started my own personal challenge of the a-z, and I am loving the discipline it is requiring :) I wish I had stumbled on the sites to do it with others...but God's timing is always perfect, so I'll just keep visiting sites for other ideas! I love that you enjoyed it!

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  40. I am so impressed! I couldn't think of anything else when I was doing my finals - you must be so well organised . . . and the roof problem, too . . . and your computer gremlins . . . Many congratulations:-)

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  41. Wonderful to meet you via the A to Z challenge! I'm looking forward to kicking back and editing my WIP. (its been patiently waiting).

    Also, I have an award for you at my blog - please do pop over when you can. I just saw you post below and I love the Star award, I shall definitely take one back. Cheers! ;-)

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  42. I am really glad to have met you through the A to Z Challenge. I have an award for you on my blog.

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  43. Visiting other blogs was a lot of fun--it was great to be able to "meet" so many other bloggers!

    Congratulations on making it to the end of the challenge!

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  44. This was fun. (= So nice getting to know your blog and interacting with you.

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  45. It was so entertaining to read your blogs. Learning new vocab. Getting a brief view into the life you live around the bay. Be following you. Keep writing.

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  46. Crikey Blimey, well I never made it around 1000! Wow. I'm impressed.

    Good to make your acquaintance albeit after the A-z challenge but I look forward tollowing your posts and writing.

    warm wishes

    Debbie
    x

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  47. Glad to hear another person completed the challenge. I barely tapped the number of blogs signed up but still plenty of time to get a few more in. =)

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  48. I didn't participate, but I enjoyed reading the posts and visiting new blogs. That was quite a commitment. I'm impressed. :)

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  49. Excellent wrap-up post. Figures your computer would give you trouble during the challenge, huh? ;-)

    Congrats on your awards. You have a lovely blog!

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  50. Woohoo. Congratulations. I'm amazed you did it all AND visited over 1000 blogs.
    xo Robyn

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  51. Great reflection, and congratulations on finishing! You have a wonderful blog, I really enjoyed your posts. :)

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  52. Thank you Susan and Talei for the awards! I'll get them posted later the week.

    Thank you to everyone for your comments, I'm still making the rounds, so if I haven't made it back to you blog, give me time I will get there

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  53. Hi, I think you are extremely good at visiting blogs. You've commented on mine a few times already! So sorry I didn't make it here earlier, but I'm glad I'm here now.
    Congrats for finishing and thanks for following my blog.

    Grandpa
    Life on The Farm

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  54. I'm still making the rounds, one blog at a time. The A to Z fun just keeps going.

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  55. Nice to meet you! I'm making my way around just like Patricia said. I had so little time during the challenge. Congrats on finishing!
    Tina @ Life is Good

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