2015 A to Z Challenge Announcement

Monday, January 26, 2015


Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts or miss five days in a row will be removed.

Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number will change.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

ANIMALS: (AN)
ART: (AR)
BOOKS/REVIEWS: (BO)
CRAFTS: (CR)
CULINARY: (CU)
EDUCATION: (ED)
FASHION: (FA)
FILM/MOVIES: (FM)
GAMING: (GA)
GARDENING: (GR)
HISTORY: (HI)
HUMOR: (HU)
LIFESTYLE: (LI )
MEMOIR: (ME)
MUSIC: (MU)
MYTHOLOGY: (MY)
PERSONAL: (PR)
PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
POLITICS: (PO)
SCIENCE: (SC)
SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
SPORTS: (SP)
TRAVEL: (TR)
WRITING/STORYTELLING: (WR)
ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge VirĂ¡g @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author

We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is contactatozteam@gmail.com
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!



30 comments:

  1. And welcome on board as a co-host, Joy!

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  2. Good luck to all who are participating.

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  3. The A to Z badge looks so nice on your blue page. Thanks for adding so much to our A to Z Team!

    Arlee
    Tossing It Out

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  4. I've gone and done it... I've signed up one more time!

    Your mission, Joy, should you choose to accept it is to pick up an award on my blog. As always, should you be caught or killed, the Secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

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  5. This thing rolls around and I know another year has passed. Sigh. I guess I need to give consideration as to whether I'm going to participate or not. The lazy man inside me says, "nah..."

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    1. I know how that goes, Michael and yes, the time does go by quickly.

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  6. Cool. I'm thinking about it. Have a lot on my plate right now.

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    1. I thought I had my theme all set, but then again ...

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    1. Me too, Holly. Inspired by Tina, who passed.

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  8. I won't be joining in, but you'll see me jumping up and down at the finish line. Good luck everyone. :-)
    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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  9. Wow! Over 300 sign-ups already! I'm in. :)

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  10. I love seeing this list get longer and longer. :D

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  11. I promise one of these years I'll finally participate!! :)

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    1. I've done it for several years now. Hope to get a head start this year.

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  13. At least I'm going to participate over at IWSG. Honestly, I can barely get all my work done now, and I just signed up to teach T'chi. I don't know how you all do it. It's wonderful to see how fast the list is growing.

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    1. Hey, Joylene, being prepared beforehand helps in a big way.

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  14. I'm passing on A-Z this year. Y'all have fun!

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