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!
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:
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.
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.
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:
1. WRITING: (WR)
2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM: (FM)
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
5. GARDENING: (GR)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
9. CULINARY: (CU)
10. LIFESTYLE: (LI )
11. FASHION: (FA)
12. PERSONAL: (PR)
13. SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
14. GAMING: (GA)
15. EDUCATION: (ED)
16. POLITICS: (PO)
17. HISTORY: (HI)
18. SCIENCE: (SC)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)
21. MISCELLANEOUS: (MI)
22. 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 co-hosts:
Arlee Bird : Tossing it
Out : @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 email@example.com,
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!
I'm super stoked for the Challenge. I've already started writing my posts so I can focus on helping my co-host and meeting as many people as possible.
Please, I beg you, tell me I'm having a nightmare. Looks like I shall not bother blogging during April. The last two years, I ironically promoted the darn thing.
Seriously, have fun and interact with positivity.
Hmm, I’m so undecided. Should I or shouldn’t I…?
I'll be taking part via the Insecure Writer's Support Group website. I'm looking forward to it!!
I'm looking forward to participating for my 4th year! It's always crazy fun! Congrats on the co-host position! Best of luck to you and your helpers 🙂
I loved being a part of the challenge last time around, Damyanti. Just sent you a DM on Twitter. I'm in!
I am signed up and ready for my second year!
I'm so glad you were able to return for another year. You always add so much knowledge and support even when you've had other more difficult life challenges to face. I guess the Alphabet Challenge is a breeze compared to what life dishes out.
Thanks for being such a integral part of A to Z.
An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out
Hi. I just signed up. This will be my first time and I am excited to be a part of this.
we are a busy bunch… and bunch of nuts. happy 2014!
Looking forward to this again!
This is the earliest I've ever signed up! Now to come up with a theme….
Signed up! Oh, my gosh, what have I done, what have I done? lol
It's only 10am NY time and the list is almost at 100!
So excited! This Challenge is da bomb every single year!
Hmmm…some of those words sound SO familiar 😉 Nice intro. So glad to be working together again. Take care dear friend.
Tina @ Life is Good
A to Z Team @ Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2014
This sounds really exciting! I love blogging challenges 🙂
And we're off!!!
Hi Damayanti. I would like to assist you and be part of Team-Damayanti.
You may check my blog at : precari0us.WordPress.com . If you would want me to be a part you may drop me a word on kripakulkarni87 (@) gmail (.) Com
I've had a blast doing this the past couple of years. Might as well sign up early!