I have just read that the A - Z April Challenge has reached 1000 participants, in fact, it is currently at 1019! That's so great. Now I'm going to try to persuade those of you who have not already signed up, to go ahead and do so with my own A - Z of why you should take part this year:
After signing up for the challenge last month, I was given an award for "best kept secret" blogs who have less than 200 followers. There are so many little awards out there to win and with more followers comes more opportunities to enter these little competitions or be awarded with these things.
When you sign up for the challenge, you can pick from a range of cute badges. Come on. Who doesn't love having Mickey Mouse on the side of their page?
We are part of an online community, as very nicely discussed by Leslie (go visit her now!). The challenge gives us the opportunity to be daring, to try something new and exciting. Since I began the challenge I have gained many more followers and have found many new, interesting blogs to follow myself. Some of these blogs that I have found give wonderful advice to writers, offer help and generally give great inspiration. So just give it a try, at the very least, I know you are going to enjoy it!
If you keep working on this project for a month, you could end up with a really nice writing routine. Other blogs in the blog list provide plenty of laughter, motivation and of course, visiting these blogs help you to meet new people and allow you to observe what others are doing and thinking. I have really learnt a lot over the last month.
Practice makes perfect and ... q ... q q q ... you could become a blogging queen! (I know, q is a hard one, alright?) So go and have a read through some of those blogs. Everyone there will help to support you throughout the challenge. You might even get to take part in some of these tag games that have been going around. This is a really unique blogging opportunity that will give you valuable writing experience and the chance to work really hard on something and benefit from the rewards. Extra information can be found here, yes I know I cheated on some of these, zzz I'm out.
Go there, now. Please :)