Monday, January 14, 2013

Today's blog post brought to you by the A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge

Well folks, it is that time of year again  . . . ready for it? Ready for it? *Throws Alphabet Confetti* It is time to begin prepping for the A to Z April Blogging Challenge!!

Steal this badge! 

Please stop by and say "Hi" to each of this years wonderful Co-Hosts! 

Arlee BirdTossing It Out  ~  @ArleeBird
Damyanti Biswas ~  Amlokiblogs  ~ @damyantig
Alex J. Cavanaugh ~  Alex J. Cavanaugh ~ @alexjcavanaugh
Tina Downey ~  Life is Good  ~ (No twitter)
DL Hammons ~  Cruising Altitude 2.0  ~ @DL_H
Jeremy Hawkins ~  Retro-Zombie  ~ @iZombieJMH
Shannon Lawrence  ~ The Warrior Muse  ~ @thewarriormuse
Matthew MacNish ~  The QQQE  ~ @MatthewMacNish
Stephen TrempBreakthrough Blogs  ~ @StephenTremp
Livia PetersonLeave it to Livia ~ @LiviaGPeterson
L. Diane Wolfe ~  Spunk on a Stick ~ @SpunkOnAStick
Nicole Ayers  ~ The Madlab Post ~ @MadlabPost
and of course, me! 
Konstanz Silverbow ~ No Thought 2 Small  ~ @KonstanzS

Now if you didn't know, last year I got to be a co-host and it was my first year doing the challenge.  I will tell you, it is quite the experience!  And working with so many awesome people was the best part!  Quite a few of 2012's co-hosts returned this year.  I am glad I was welcomed back this year to co-host the challenge again.  

Now for those who don't know what the challenge is, I will give you the quick rundown.  
For more information CLICK HERE

April has 30 days.  Take away Sundays, guess how many days that leaves? 
If you guess 26 days, you guessed correctly.  
Starting April 1st you will blog about something that starts with the letter A. 
On April 2nd you will bog about something that starts with the letter B. 
Wanna know what you will be blogging about on April 3rd? Something that starts with the letter C.  

Get the picture?  So you blog everyday minus Sundays using the alphabet as a guide to get you through.  

So how do you prepare for this challenge? 

  1. Follow THIS blog.  (It is also a good idea to follow the co-hosts blog as well.) 
  2. Follow A-to-Z on Twitter (@AprilA2Z) (It is also a good idea to follow the co-host's on Twitter)
  3. "LIKE" The A-to-Z Facebook Page
  4. Plan your posts ahead of time. . . or don't. 
  5. Mark January 30th on your Calendars.  That is when we will open up the Linky List for you to sign up for the challenge.  
A lot of bloggers like to go with whatever and just blog on a whim during the challenge.  Others like to have a theme.  And some do a mix of both.  Me? I have a theme.  Last year my theme was Mythological Creatures.  A different creature every day for 26 days.  It was a ton of fun!  This year? I have a theme. . . however I am keeping it a surprise!

Alright, who is ready?  Who is excited? Are you going to join the challenge?


  1. No theme for me again this year. I like treating each day as a writing prompt. Looking forward to co-hosting with you again this year! :)

    1. I honestly don't think I could do it without a theme. Maybe next year I will try. . . never mind. I have too many themed ideas! :D

  2. Ooh kinda nervous! But it sounds really fun :)

  3. Your helping this? Way cool! Have fun :)

    1. Yep! I am one of the co-hosts. I was a co-host last year as well. :D

  4. We are going to rock the Challenge again this year!

  5. I'm not quite ready, but definitely excited. I hope to have my theme chosen by the end of the month.

    Let the fun begin!

    1. That's ok! As long as you're willing, right? LOL Good luck! This year is going to be fantastic!

  6. Weee! I have to start mine today, though, because it's in prep for Valentines Day. A set of dating ideas of different A-Z categories. You can see it at

    Can't wait to see what you're all doing. The A-Z creatures idea sounds so fun!

    1. Can't wait to read your posts! And trust me, it is fun! :D

  7. Very happy to be part of the team this year.

    1. I am looking forward to getting to know you better and getting to co-host with you!

  8. Sign me up coach! I can't wait to start!

    1. I will make sure you know as soon as the Linky List for sign-ups open! :D