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Now declaring the 2014 A to Z April #Blogging Challenge Open! #atozchallenge

Sign up for 2014 A to Z Blogging Challenge today– the long-awaited day is finally here. This is my third year of co-hosting, and I’m excited and nervous!

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. 

If you haven’t done this before, here’s why you should join, and here’s what will bring you the most benefits as a blogger.

Calling for members of Team Damyanti!

Co-hosts have a long string of behind-the-scenes duties, and last year we sought help from within the blogging community. One of my team last year, Pam, is a cohost this year. As is AJ who helped Tina last year, and MJ, who helped Nicole

So assisting a co-host is good way to prove your mettle, and who knows, you might get invited to co-host next year. The only condition of applying for Team Damyanti is that you should have participated in AZ before, because participating the first time is quite a job in itself!
As an AZ assistant, you also get the following perks:

  1. You’d
    get a special badge emailed to you to display on your blog showing
    your status. Most of the co-hosts have their own,
    personalized badges displaying their assistants, and we all stick
    them in our sidebars too, so everyone would know whose assistant you’d be.
  2.  You’d also be listed as an assistant on the A-Z Challenge Blog and
    that would probably bring you more traffic since a Lot of people
    read that blog. Summed up– expect a jump in followers and traffic if you join as a volunteer.

Consider joining a co-host, either Team Damyanti, or any of the others whose teams you’d like to be part of, and take your A to Z Blogging Challenge to the next level! Drop me a comment or an email at atozstories (at) gmail (dot) com . I already have two fab assistants for 2014, looking for 3 more.

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly! With a list that will be 2000 bloggers long, you can really help us co-hosts by signing-up according to guidelines.

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.
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 will be removed.
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. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM: (FM)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
14. GAMING: (GA)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)

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 co-hosts:

Arlee Bird : Tossing it
                              : @ArleeBird 

Ninja Captain: Alex J. Cavanaugh                : @AlexJCavanaugh

Author Stephen Tremp                                    : @StephenTremp

Tina : Life is Good                                            : @TinaLifeisGood

Damyanti Biswas: Amlokiblogs                      : @damyantig

Jeremy : Being Retro                                       : @iZombieJMH

Nicole Ayers : The Madlab Post                      : @MadlabPost

M. J. Joachim: MJ Joachim’s Writing Tips   : @MJJoachim

Heather M. Gardner                                         : @hmgardner

AJ : Naturally Sweet                                         : @ayjaylauer

Pam : An Unconventional Librarian               : @Pamlovesbooks

We also have a Facebook Page.
Email address is,
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge, and the twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up for the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge and join us for a month of alphabet fun!

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 next literary crime thriller, The Blue Bar, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency, and was published by Thomas & Mercer on January 1, 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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