This was my 3rd year participating in the A to Z challenge. The first time I participated I worked my way through the Newfoundland alphabet, the second time I participated I worked my way through Newfoundland communities. This year I stuck with Newfoundland again and worked my way through colloquialisms, slang, and lore.
This year, I used my skills of stealth and acted as a Ninja Minion - which was a great little treat :)
A few days into the challenge, I got "smart" and tried to schedule a couple of posts- which of course backfired - posts were popping up in strange places, I ended up having to delete stuff and reschedule stuff and, well my G post is still before my F post. Scheduling frees up more time to go visiting, but I still can't seem to make it work for me. I'm just a bit of a snarl.
Visiting is my favorite part of the challenge - meeting new people and finding great new blogs to follow. My visiting attack plan was to try to average twenty blogs a day. I did some major wandering - day one of the challenge I hit ten blogs before me and ten blogs after me on the list, then every two or three days I visited the numbers I was minioning, another day I visited blogs labelled MI like myself, and I would randomly visit blog with cool names. I tried to keep an eye out for familiar names, and I apologize because I know I missed some!
I'm going to be perfectly honest here- if a blog post was long (took up more than my screen), I would sometimes get bored and move on before I commented. If the post was about something that I had no interest in or didn't understand (I can be pretty dense sometimes) I often moved on without commenting. If it was a post with adult content, I most likely moved on without commenting. If word verification was turned on - I in all likelihood left without commenting (sorry).
It was slower on my own blog than in the past. I am just going to take for what it is. I'm not a writer, I'm not a photographer, nor am I an expert on any one particular subject. I'm now everyone's cupppa tea. I'm just here to have FUN! I did! I had a great time during the challenge, I would/will do it again in a heart beat!
(Wow this is longer than I thought it would be. Hope I haven't bored anyone.)
--- thank you to all my new followers - I did a happy dance for each one of you!
------ sorry I'm still a little behind on my commenting/replies - but I will get there :)