Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Five Reasons Why I'm Not Doing the A to Z Challenge

I feel happy not to be doing the A to Z Challenge this year. I took part in the challenge in its first year and the two after that. On each occasion I was confident I would knock out posts in about 3 seconds and devote time to other fascinating pursuits such as watching goldfish. How wrong I was.

This is bittersweet because I made some great blogging pals along the way. However, there comes a time in everyone's life when they have to turn around and say no to A to Z and I am at that parting of the ways. So long and thank you for the fish.

My five reasons not to do the A to Z Challenge:

1 I can't be bothered

2 My theme this year was going to be Aspects About the Inside of a Ping Pong Ball, which may have been challenging

3 I became tired of trying to knock out posts about exotic forms of armadillos at 11 p.m.

4 Good concept but it may have had its day. Do you ever see people still doing the Rubik's Cube?

5 I can't think of a 5. If I can't think of a 5 how could I think of an A to Z? I would seriously consider doing an A to C Challenge. Where can I download the badge?

Good luck to all of you who are doing it. I offer consultancy services and counseling at a reasonable rate.


20 comments:

  1. I'm with you on number 1. :)

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    1. for sure Sarah - could stop there really :)

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  2. I'm helping Tina as a minion but not doing the challenge. I didn't have a great experience w/ it last year and only picked up a handful of new followers. I also couldn't think of a theme or 26 topics I hadn't already covered in 2012 and 2013.

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    1. well I would say the theme is one of the hardest aspects JoJo

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  3. #1 was sufficient reason. :-)

    Pearl

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  4. Won't be the same without you. Since I haven't been blogging much lately, I decided to give it another go.

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    1. hats off to you Tim - you are a trooper...

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  5. That's a bummer. I found your blog last year due to the challenge. Oh well, I think you have 5 good reasons.

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    1. ha thanks Patricia -but have already founds yours right?

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  6. HA! Love number 1 and number 4 and I'm all up for number 5! I thought about it - still am but the memory of the pain still lives.

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    1. well to be fair you did write a novel for each one Juliette

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  7. I wasn't going to, but was snowed in for half of Jan and most of Feb so I did the posts then. Fortunate, because now I'm so busy I've had to drop writing/blogging entirely for March.

    I'm sorry you won't be doing armadillos. I understand they make good eatin'.

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    1. you did all of them Li? Am impressed...

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  8. I had fun doing it last year, but as much as I'd love to do it again, I'm with you on #1. There's just too darn much going on beyond the world of blogging right now. I'm saving up my writing energy for A Story a Day In May...assuming I'm not up to my eyeballs in life and novel writing then too.

    Maybe we should A to Z our reasons for not participating? :)

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    1. that totally sounds like a plan Jean - a counter contest

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  9. this is too funny and you'll probably find followers anyway because of your honesty and energy... Ahem hem :)

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    1. Ya Lena -I feel soo energetic. Thanks for stopping by

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  10. Disappointed, David, very disappointed. I'm still teetering at the edge of the pool trying to work up enough courage to jump in to the A-Z challenge.

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  11. Sometimes you need to take a break. :)

    Found your blog on another A to Zer's blog, so it's not all wasted! (My husband is a Brit living in America.)

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