by Lillian Csernica on May 8, 2017
Another April has come and gone. I had a blast this year! Plowing through over a thousand items of Art Nouveau jewelry, art, housewares, etc. brought me a great deal of pleasure and lots of new historical information.
Having survived the previous three A to Z Blog Challenges, I came up with a better strategy for participating this year.
I chose a theme that promised plenty of eye candy: Art Nouveau jewelry. That meant more graphics and less text, so the posts would contain the essential information of interest on each item shown.
I made sure I stayed a week ahead on writing the posts. That did wonders for taking the pressure off and helping me really enjoy writing my posts and visiting the blogs of other participants.
Responding to comments and following up on visits make up the core purpose of the Challenge. Some wonderful people turned up to see what I found for each day’s letter. I regret that I did not manage to visit more participants this year. A business trip did kept me on the road for over a week, but I did manage to follow up with my “regulars.”
My favorite blogs include:
Favorite post: Psychoanalysis: (1940s Film Noir)
Favorite post: W is for Wooing
Favorite post: Oh Brother
Favorite post: Je Taime…Mon Non Plus
Favorite post: All of them, really. As much as I love movies, I had a good time seeing which one OP chose for each letter.
I do have one request for the A to Z Blog Challenge team:
PLEASE BRING BACK THE LINKY LIST!
The list made it so much easier to see where I’d been and where I wanted to go in terms of visiting my fellow bloggers. The categorization codes were also a big help. When I wanted to try a new flavor, I could spot which blogs were new interests for me. If I wanted to hang out with new writing acquaintances, off I went.
Thank you again to the A to Z organizers. I love the Challenge!