What Say You of A-Z?

Monday, May 5, 2014



 The A-Z’s now in the past
The numerous visits were a blast
A sedate pace is now in order
With the Challenge round the corner

I resolved to write my posts
Before February became a ghost
But alas I never finished
Before my energy diminished

Blog tags made visiting easy
Following the list oh, so breezy
A few lonely blogs I found
But left some good cheer all around

Made some friends on the run
Renewed others by the ton
Still, I missed some wonderful people
Though the Challenge was a vehicle

Alex and Michelle were da bomb
Got us rolling with aplomb
Making blog posts for each day
That kept the IWSG in play

About the Challenge we can boast
Writing posts from A-Z
Bloggers scored a victory

Now my rhyme is at an end
And the Challenge round the bend
In 2015 we will see
Another renewal of the A-Z



 So how does it feel to complete the Challenge? Did you stay away from the computer this weekend? What new projects are on the boil for you this coming week?

44 comments:

  1. Great poem! It sumed up everything nicely and I loved the cartoon!

    I had a lot of fun with the challenge and now I'm using ROW80 (a round of words in 80 days) to keep my goals in check.

    LittleCely's Blog

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    1. Well done, Cely. You're one of the gooduns I met this Challenge. Good to keep those goals in view.

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  2. So cute! I love it. Nobody was around this weekend, so it's nice to have people back. I used the weekend to clean up my "Followers" list so I'd at least know when those using Blogger have posted new blogs. I had a lot of people on there I'd chosen to follow years ago. I love your cartoon, too.

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    1. Hi, Stephanie, I should do that too. So many blogs I haven't visited in a while and some folks have stopped posting.Happy to have had you along on the Challenge ride.

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  3. That was an awesome way to put together your thoughts!
    Thanks for your hard work at the IWSG and for being a Ninja Minion.

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    1. I wrote up a few paragraphs and didn't think it was a fitting end to my cartoonery (think I just made up a word there) so I put on my thinking cap. As always, it's a pleasure working on your team.

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  4. Awesome poem!!
    I would have loved to stay away from the computer but not so lucky this month.
    I have editing deadlines and other writing commitments throughout May. I am looking forward to some computer free time in June.
    Congratulations on finishing the Challenge!! High 5!!
    doreenmcgettigan.com

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    1. The grind continues, Doreen. Congrats to you too on finishing.

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  5. I really enjoyed your theme this year!!!

    Congrats on finishing and I loved the poem!

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    1. Glad you were with me each day, Robin. I enjoyed hearing about bloggers I'd missed along the way at your blog.

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    1. I should look so good, Diane. That would make me feel tons better, I think. :)

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  7. I spent most of the weekend watching my brother's dog, but I did get some computer time in there.

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    1. Hi, Mike. I hope it was a relaxing weekend, rather than a stressful one.

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  8. Your caricatures is perfect! I love it.Congrats to you for finishing.

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    1. Thanks, Lee. It's been a blast.

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    2. Forgot to tell you how much I enjoyed your A to Z this year. Great fun.

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  9. I had my writing gig but I didn't blog. A-Z is fin shed for this year and I'm glad you had fun and met new people.

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    1. Thanks, Sheena. I've jumped right back into the other stuff that was waiting in the wings.

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  10. SQUEEEEEEE and a double-arm-pump with a hearty yesssssssssssss!

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  11. I love the poem. I didn't take part this year but I did read some blogs.

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    1. Good to see you around, Clarissa. I miss you when you're not here.

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  12. What a cute poem!!

    So bummed that I missed out this year, but hopefully next year will be a go!

    Congrats on finishing the challenge!

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    1. Thanks, Samantha. Coming to see what's happening in your neck of the woods.

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  13. Love your reflections, J.L. Couldn't help but smile all the way through. Thanks for your contribution to making this a great challenge year. Love to be in Jamaica right now! Enjoy. Maria, "http://delightdirectedliving.blogspot.com/"

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Maria. I thought I'd do something different. It's a little overcast here, but I'm enjoying the cool. :)

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  14. haha, awesome photo of you crossing the finish line, Joy! And I love the poem. It was fun, wasn't it.

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    1. Yup, had a great time. As always, I wish I could have made more visits.

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  15. Aww! I love the poem you wrote!

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  16. Neat poem! Glad you had a great A-Z!

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  17. That is a great poem-lol I am amazed how well you did that-Put a smile on my face and love the super hero look -quite bosomy:)

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    1. Thanks, Birgit. We can do so much when we put our mind to it.

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  18. Ha! I love your reflection post!

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  19. SQUEEEEEEEE!
    Joy, I L-O-V-E the poem!! (You know that poetry is my first love, but it has since been ousted by flash fiction...LOL)
    And thanks for the mention! I'm honoured!
    I'm just thinking that if you had to give up writing, you could try out boxing/wrestling... you'd make a formidable opponent (minus the lovely smile, of course...)
    Love your unique reflection!

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    1. Thanks for squeeeeing with me, Michelle. It was fun putting that post together.

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  20. what a great poem. Congrats on surviving the A-Z!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  22. Hahahah! Love your image at the end! Congratulations on completing the challenge! Thanks for sharing. I'm just stopping by briefly as I try to navigate the twists and turns of the Road Trip…don't forget to wave when you see me drive by. (lol) P.S. wishing you all the best in your new co-hosting position for the 2015 Challenge!
    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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