Happy New Year and welcome back to Amlokiblogs!
Regular transmissions resume today, and I’d like to start with a big announcement:
The A-Z Blogging Challenge 2012!
The biggest blogging event I took part in in 2011 (make that the biggest blogging event ever) was the A to Z Blogging Challenge, April 2011.
This challenge basically requires 26 posts in 26 days based on 26 letters of the alphabet, one post beginning with each letter.
I completed the A to Z Blogging challenge last year and not only did I make a host of blog friends, I also saw my blog visits shoot through the roof. I wrote one story a day, and at the end of it, published it as a book of short fiction, A to Z Stories of Life and Death, which got a lot of love from all its readers.
If the prospect of a month-long blogging challenge excites you, read the founding host Arlee Bird’s explanation of the nitty-gritties of the challenge.
This year, Arlee Bird, or Lee as we, his Ninja army of followers call him, has asked me to host the challenge along with an awesome team of bloggers who I have listed below.
Check out their blogs, and dive into the challenge early—sign ups begin on Jan 30th 2012!!
Awesome hosts of the A-Z challenge:
Tossing It Out (Arlee Bird)
Alex J. Cavanaugh (Alex J. Cavanaugh)
Life is Good (Tina Downey)
Cruising Altitude 2.0 (DL Hammons)
Retro-Zombie (Jeremy Hawkins)
The Warrior Muse (Shannon Lawrence)
The QQQE (Matthew MacNish)
Author Elizabeth Mueller (Elizabeth Mueller)
Breakthrough Blogs (Stephen Tremp)
We had 1300 participants last year, I have a feeling this year would be double the number.
We’ll all have mad, crazy, fun–discovering new friends, re-visiting old ones, giving and receiving comment love—and most important of all–giving our blogs the love they deserve!