What else suffered neglect while I wielded my pencil like a kindergartener with a fat crayon? Forgot to feed my sourdough starter. Doh! Olde South Yeaster Island, my yeast colony(Did you really think I wouldn't name my starter?), suffered a terrible flour shortage and starved. Here's hoping I can rebuild. Come on New South Yeaster Island!
Stuff I learned on A to Z.
- I can post something everyday if I need to, tho quality is hit or miss.
- I really like deadlines.
- I even like writing posts ahead of time, even though I didn't do many that way. I wrote N before the challenge started, and then at W I wrote the last 3 so I could focus on getting to more blogs.
- I had an utterly bizarre(but fun) childhood(yay weirdos!). Also: My dad may be Wile E. Coyote.
- I talked about Potty Tree in public and the sky did not cave in on me! I wasn't too sure about that one before. Potty Tree is okay, but I will never speak of Internet Porn Mom. I don't think I could tell that story without putting one of those warning doodahs up to verify 18 and over first. Plus, my mom would kill me if she found out. And I am even a little afraid of the kind of traffic those three words will bring to the blog already. The post with Mullet-Man brings people Googling for images of 'teens fighting'. End tangent...
- It's kind of of fun to embarrass yourself online.
- Ridiculous titles get attention. Just ask My Cousin: The Tree Pooper.
- Read lots of amusing, inspiring, and poetic blogs out there. I didn't get to them all, but I did follow a wad of new folks and I'm enjoying their offerings as part of my daily reading :) Well, you know, when I don't have tunnel-vision from running amok with a pencil. Which you probably shouldn't do. No running with a pencil, scissors, or a sucker in your mouth. That's what I heard, anyway.
- I love comments. I also love visitors. I don't know why this is a revelation to me. I am an Attention Ho. But I'm a thankful Attention Ho. New followers: Thank you for taggin along :)
- I really neglected other writing projects while composing little story posts for every day.
- Sometimes you have to stretch to come up with a unique topic for a certain letter. Lots of talk of Apocalypse on A-day.
- I absolutely cannot stick to a theme 100% of the time. I can do 90%, but those other days I wander off the beaten track. Really far off sometimes.
Congrats on finishing. I hope you'll take the challenge again next year.ReplyDelete
At least the pros outweigh the cons. Glad you had a good time and hope you return next year!ReplyDelete
Congrats Amalie. I could never force out a post every day, they'd end up woeful! :)ReplyDelete
@Squid & @Alex: Thanks! I think I probably will, since I know I can do it. I guess the challenge next time will be: can I do it and not neglect other writing endeavors. The pros do outweigh the cons.ReplyDelete
@Madeline: Thanks! I'm pretty sure I had a few woeful ones :) But that's okay! I have those when I'm not posting everyday.
Congratulation on finishing the challenge. I didn't visit all blogs during the challenge but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post!Thank you for sharing your thoughts.ReplyDelete
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