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April 2013 A to Z Blogging Challenge Sign-ups

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

I’m hosting the A to Z April Blogging Challenge again this year, on Amlokiblogs. Daily (w)rite had participated in 2011 and I’ve entered it back again in 2013, and for the first time ever, I’ll be AZing on two blogs! Wish me luck.

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge basically requires 26 posts in 26 days based on 26 letters of the alphabet, one post beginning with each letter during the month of April, with Sundays off for good behavior.

If you haven’t signed up yet, you have till April 1 to join in the challenge, and then the epic journey would begin!

On April 1, blog about a topic that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. No posts on Sundays and we finish with Z on April 30.

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. We recommend short posts – participants will be trying to visit as many as possible during the Challenge and will likely skip long posts.

Please turn off Word Verification! You won’t receive many comments or return visitors if it’s on. Check your settings, as it may be on without your knowledge. If you are really concerned about spam, set comments to no anonymous or blog owner approval.

Make it easy for people to follow you. Use Google Friends Connect, Feedburner or other RSS Feed, Linky Followers, Networked Blogs, etc., and be sure those widgets are located near the top of your sidebar. Time your posts well, so as to get a maximum audience.

Start with the blog after yours on list. We suggest visiting five blogs a day and you are welcome to visit more!

Make new friends. Visit those who visit you. Return the follows of blogs you enjoy.

Each host has a section of the list and will visit you several times during the month.

We also have minions (assistants) who will help us. It is our goal to make sure all blogs on the list are participating. Ad sites, non-participants, and bad links will be removed as we find them.

Visit the A to Z Blog for updates and daily words of encouragement.

Bottom line – have fun!

If you have any questions, please ask. You can still sign up, so if you’re not on the A to Z Blogging Challenge list, add your name on there, NOW!

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

I appreciate comments, and I always visit back. If you're having trouble commenting, let me know via the contact form, or tweet me up @damyantig !

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  • This sounds fun and different. Kind of late with it for me, but liked the information anyway. Thanks for following my blog

  • stillstrange says:

    That challenge sounded interesting and I like that it only lasts a month. I don’t usually do fiction but maybe I’ll try it next year.

  • boothyuk123 says:

    Not sure if it is too late but we are participating ‘unofficially’ at the moment in the A to Z Challenge! Hopefully we can be added to the list! Tourist Guide Central ( is looking forward to meeting new people and contributing in this challenge.

  • Vikingessa says:

    🙂 if I wasn’t so busy I would.

  • I’m going to attempt it!

  • Chrissy says:

    Thank you for reading my poems and for following my blog. Good luck with your writing and I will follow. Nice post.

  • jcmarckx2009 says:

    Reblogged this on It's a Blog About Nothing and commented:
    I will be participating in this challenge. I post nearly every day anyway, so why not go with a theme, right? It will be fun. I hope you all tune in!

  • jcmarckx2009 says:

    This sounds like fun. I’m in!
    One question, though; does the subject matter have to match the daily letter, or can the just title match the daily letter? I wasn’t clear on that while reading the rules.

  • Still working on my posts. I may be in way over my head with my theme this year!

  • Reblogged this on jbcultureshock and commented:
    Probably won’t be participating this year (too much going on, plus I kind of want to stick to my regular day features), but I thought I’d share this for anyone who may be interested. It’s a fun challenge and introduces you to some great bloggers.

    Last year, I did “alphabetical nostalgia”. I picked something from my childhood/teen years that corresponded to that days latter. My buddy Cherie Reich did flash fiction for her daily challenge. Are you going to participate? If so, what kind of theme would you have? Comment and let’s chat about it!

  • I think I’m way too busy to participate in this right now, but it’s super amazing to know it exists–because I had no idea! Thanks for the heads-up, and good luck during the challenge!!! Have a blast with it!

  • Good luck, D. A to Zing in stereo over two blogs, wow!