Z = The End
This last letter in the alphabet signals an end to the 2013 #atozchallenge and that ending is my reflection today.
As a first time participant, I have enjoyed the experience immensely. I learned a lot! Setting up my webpage in August of 2011 was a large learning curve for me. Now I have some new tricks up my sleeve concerning wordpress. (I’m very proud of learning how to add music to yesterday’s post) When I first created the website, I wasn’t sure of what I hoped to accomplish, other than to announce the publication of my e-book, Greening of a Heart, and support the book with gardening topics and other things near and dear to my heart that have to do with England.
Preselecting a theme for the #atozchallenge forced me to plan and focus; a good discipline to be going on with. Writing these A-Z posts taught me that I can say a lot with fewer words. I realize now that asking a reader to plow through a long post isn’t realistic. The people who share my enthusiasm for gardens, writing, and books are busy people who are probably gardening, reading, or better still, sitting at their desks writing.
I’d hoped to attract more followers to my blog out of this effort, but perhaps this has been a necessary apprenticeship; first things first. I would never have found the blogs that the challenge gathers together, though I hardly exhausted the possibilities. Still, I have done what I set out to do. I wanted to introduce people to the novel I have written and to share the things I have a heart for.
The #atozchallenge organizers have my appreciation for a job well done. I’m glad I was along for the ride.