May 3, 2013

My Reflections on Blogging at A- Z 2013



A-Z challenge has been a great surprise for me, I am amazed at myself for having survived this challenge.  Even though I was not very confident, initially (as I have not been blogging regularly) – this challenge came to me as an opportunity to attempt something which I have never done before. 

Thanks to my friend Corinne, who invited me, and shared with me about this challenge, and encouraged me.

Once I started with the first alphabet A, there was no turning back and I started writing for the other alphabets too. With the responses flowing into my comment box, it enthused me to continue, with zeal and I started enjoying this challenge despite discomforts and deadlines. The enthusiasm of my fellow bloggers was so infectious, that it helped me survive.

One remarkable achievement that came through this challenge was, the comments that filled my blog, for which I am extremely grateful for all the lovely bloggers who helped me to resurrect my blog which was lying dormant, with a few occasional posts, the blog had no life, and was almost dying.

The best part of the challenge was the thread that was created to all the bloggers, with motivating words and beautiful cover pages.  All those wanted to post could post, for everyone to see and respond. It was easy to read, as their links were available at one place. It was a fascinating experience for me to be part of this community that genuinely cared for one another, and inspired and lifted one another up to complete the challenge.

I found generosity of some of the bloggers who went out of their way, adding links to the posts when the bloggers were away some of them tagged along some of the blogs recommending others to read. I tried my best to visit as many blogs as possible with the limitations

Posting everyday and reading the other bloggers brought us closer to those who regularly posted as well as those who commented. I am impressed with so many compliments, encouraging words, virtual hugs and sweet smilies.

The interaction with other bloggers and their sharing’s brought in a lot of meaning, and I started loving it. It also helped me to focus on something meaningful and inspiring to post. This challenge also brought in certain amount of discipline and commitment to myself. Despite various problems related to power cuts, net connections and my own commitment to my work, family and self, I ensured that somehow I post on a regular basis.

I am also thrilled to have met so many different bloggers through this experience, each of them unique and had something very beautiful to offer. I enjoyed reading their poems, stories, parenting tip, philosophy, their personal stories, travels and discoveries of beautiful places, and the knowledge on cooking, personal care, photographs, etc. 

It was definitely very informative and enriching to have such a combination of bloggers at one place. My heart felt thanks to all the organizers and every person who has made this challenge possible for me, and I would definitely would like to move on to make a commitment to write regularly, and spend some time in updating my blog, visit and comment on  as many bloggers possible.

For Now I take a small break, as I need to attend to some important aspects of my life, and hope to get back and be in touch with all you lovely people here!

Thank again & God Bless you in abundance !

10 comments:

  1. Glad to meet you through this challenge, Genevive. This Challenge has been one fun filled and an insightful journey!
    Take care and all the very best in everything you do. See you back soon. :)

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    1. sure shilpa ! I look forward to continue this journey, whatever form it takes, currently I need to take a break to take care of myself, an important task, hope to get back soon ! thanks you are truly an inspiration and wishing you all the very best for new challenge you have taken up !

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  2. Thanks Genevive. This challenge sure has tested us perfectly. Good job completing the challenge.

    Looking forward to many more such encounters with you :) Good luck!

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    1. Appreciate you for affirming, thanks a ton and hope to get back for more "such meetings here " it was truly nice, enjoyed and loved it !

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  3. Congratulations for finishing this challenge. I'm very glad to have met you. Thanks for visiting my posts and I will look forward to reading more of yours. Take care.

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    1. me too suzy, you write excellent ! and I did enjoy your posts, hope to be in touch !

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  4. Congratulations Genevive ! glad we met :)

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    1. Thanks Diana, it was nice and I am happy too !!

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  5. Congrats on completing the challenge. :) You seem so happy and positive about every aspect of it!

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  6. Its the first time I participated in this challenge, and am really happy about it, it has renewed me from within, and I hope to bring in positive changes.. thanks for your comments !

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