Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A to Z Look Back

So now that it's over, what are my thoughts on the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge?
Well, I made it through.  At one point I wasn't sure if I was going to get all the entries done, and technically I suppose I didn't, since I did that one two-letter entry.  The problem is that my work schedule each weekend is as follows: Friday 1:00-10:00, Saturday 1:00-10:00, Sunday 9:00-5:00.  This means I get home around eleven at night all weekend, and have to get to bed pretty soon after that in order to get up on Sunday, which made the Saturday night entries kind of difficult and rushed.  A couple times I wrote entries a day or so ahead of time, but more often than not I was barely getting the entries done on time.

On the plus side, I think I got a lot of things out of my system that have been stewing around for a while.  I originally intended for all the posts to be upbeat, but they quickly turned into a lot of angst-ridden purging with a couple funny bits, but mostly purging.  Those things needed to come out, and this exercise provided a way for me to do that.  Now I feel like I'm in a better position to finally move forward with my current life plans.

I swear I'm actually going to explain what those plans are, soon.  Some more things need to come together before I'm comfortable "going public" with all that.

As to whether I'd do this again next year, I doubt it.  It was just too time consuming, I didn't like the pressure of having to get my entries done by a certain time (midnight), and having to write a complete piece every single day.  But if I've got another load of crap I need to get off my chest by this time next year, it might be helpful.

1 comment:

Jo said...

Sometimes it's good to get that purging done so you can move forward with what's next...

If you decide to do it again next year, I wouldn't worry about the rules too much. Some days, I moved my Saturday post to Sunday just to be ornery (well, okay, and because I wanted to go shopping on Saturday!)... and I figured as long as the post was up by the time I went to bed that night, that was close enough. What are they going to do, fire me from my own blog? ;)

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