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)
Pearson Report (Jenny Pearson)
No Thought 2 Small (Konstanz Silverbow)
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!
Whew! Crazy insane numbers that is, girl! It'll be a bigger blast this year!
So excited to co-host with you!
double, triple… i might stay home and read in the month of april. it is going to be a great time and experience. great to be on the team.
Visit The Madness:
I'm looking forward to it! Glad to be a part of this amazing team!
I keep hearing amazing things about this. I'm going to look into it more. Thanks!
Cheers and best of luck with the contest!
I am so all over this!
I agree that this year will be even bigger! So glad to be hosting this with you, and looking forward to your posts this year.
Hey there! Just dropping by to say hi to my co-hosts today. Hi! Nice to meet you! I have a feeling it's going to be a great year. Where can I get a copy of your set of stories from last year?
Tina @ Life is Good
Looking forward to more mad crazy fun this time around! I look forward to working with you and the rest of the crew!
This looks like fun. However, I will be moving in the middle of April. Not sure if I'll have internet access during part of the challenge.
I'll sign up anyway and use a library computer if I have to. 😉
I can't wait! 🙂
It's going to be epic!
I look forward to this year's challenge. Congrats on becoming a co-host.
Sounds like fun, but I hope you don't have to visit all those blogs! (A girl's gotta sleep sometime!) Count me in as a probable participant this year … and as a definite new follower.
Nice job! I'm so glad that you are a part of this as a co-host in 2012. You have such a great talent for blogging and writing and I'm sure that you'll have so much to give to your readers who are interested in the Challenge–not to mention your readers who will just be on the sidelines.
Tossing It Out
This sounds like an awesome challenge. I'm still up in the air on it. But the more I check it out, the more it excites me.
I'm looking forward to co-hosting with you!
This will be my second A to Z Challenge – last time I joined on March 30th…not much time to prepare but it sure was a blast.
Cheers, Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT