Monday, 28 March 2011

The Week Ahead - A to Z Challenge


The A to Z challenge starts this Friday and the last time I checked there were 654 bloggers signed up. I'll just repeat that - 654. Wow. STOP THE PRESS: it's now 885. April is going to be an amazing month. If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time.

There will be a few changes on my blog to accommodate the challenge. There will be no The Week Ahead posts until Monday 2nd May and I will not be posting again this week until Friday, as I haven't finished pre-writing all my posts yet. I will not be doing a Friday Five this week either.

Tuesday Teaser, Question Of The Week, and Friday Five will continue as normal from next week, but they will be influenced by the A to Z challenge. I will also be keeping the posts as short as possible.

As people have already figured out, there is no possible way we will be able to visit all 600+ bloggers on a regular basis. So, I will be giving priority to all those who comment on my posts and who I already follow. I will also be working through everyone who has signed up in numerical order; probably 20 a day.

What I would like to do today is to thank all those who will be working hard to make the challenge run as smoothly as possible. The following bloggers are hosting the challenge and are true stars of the blogging world:

Arlee Bird at Tossing It Out (who created the challenge)
Jeffrey Beesler at World of the Scribe
Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jen Daiker at Unedited
Candace Gangers at The Misadventures In Candyland
Karen J Gowen at Coming Down the Mountain
Talli Roland
Stephen Tremp at Breakthrough Blogs

Please give them all a celebratory clap and I'll see you on Friday.

34 comments:

  1. Wow!! So many more than the last time I checked. This is going to be awesome!! Can't wait!

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  2. Hi Ellie - I'm one of the 654, and this is my first go at the A-Z. I hope I can get through the month! You're smart to take the week to prepare. I'll be doing the same. Good luck to you!

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  3. That's a crazy amount of support for this blogfest!

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  4. And I thought Alex's goal of 500 was gonna be tough. Can't believe what a success this has become! Should be lots of fun.

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  5. Wow! 654 participants that is amazing! It's going to be fun and a real challenge. :O)

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  6. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I shall be cheering from the sidelines ...

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  7. What a fabulous shout-out! Thank you for being awesome nad all your help with the A-Z blogging challenge. We love the shout-outs. Without them there is no way we'd be at 600+!!!

    Have fun and I can't wait to see your entries! It's going to be EPIC!

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  8. I know I should cut out some of my regular posts but I'm trying figure out a way to accommodate them. We'll see what happens.

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  9. It's going to be great....the A to Z, I personally like to thank Arlee and all the rest involved for all their time and effort.

    Yvonne.

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  10. I'm busy dusting my pompoms, squeezing into my rah rah skirt, shaving my legs..., adjusting my wig and putting on my best Cheerleader Smile to scream my little head off in preparation for supporting all you A-Z bloggers!!!!! Looks like it'll be me and Simon guzzling the champers on the sidelines! LOL! Take care
    x

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  11. Think I'm glad I'm not involved in this one. It's WAY too much responsibility to have to visit 600 plus people.

    Good luck!

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  12. Over 700! WOWZA! Good luck in April!!

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  13. So many are signed up for this- myself included. i can't wait to see what you do with yours!

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  14. I think we are all nuts...LOL.

    But in a good way.

    Thankx for the opportunity and challenge.
    *note to self: pencil in a mental eval*

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  15. Wow, seven hundred and how many people? I'm gaping just thinking about it.

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  16. I have some idea of what I'm gonna do for the month, but haven't written anything yet. Your post reminds me that I have limited time available.

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  17. Wow. Will we survive it? I have A-N loaded and X-Z. Need to get 0-W in. Didn't realize that spells OW. lol

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  18. Hi Ellie .. it's going to be some time .. amazing to have so many followers .. it'll be fun .. cheers Hilary

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  19. That's just crazy! Good luck and have fun! Your strategy sounds like a great way to prioritize!

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  20. This is crazy and I'm so excited and nervous to be a part of it. Your strategy sounds good and I think that I will do something along those lines.

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  21. The Challenge has really taken off in a huge way that has exceeded expectation! Most of my posts are written too. And thanks for the celebratory clap!

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  22. I have the highest regard for all of you! What a busy month!

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  23. I amazed by all the enthusiasm and preprations. Best of luck.

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  24. Hi
    This is my first bash at this - have I missed something here? I've only had a little go at drafing 'A', and even then I wasn't sure I was supposed to ... We do just write something every day, don't we, as long as it's pertinent to that day's letter? Help - maybe I've misunderstood??
    Should I have prepared more for this?! (It wouldn't be the first time I've got something completely back to front!)
    All best
    Karla

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  25. craziness! And that is totally cool. I'm looking forward to the letters I catch~ :o) <3

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  26. I'm clapping! Look forward to reading you on friday
    Lx

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  27. Thank you Ellie. Looks like you have things well under control.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

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  28. Found you from the A-Z Blogging Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog and maybe follow me back!!
    Monica
    http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/

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  29. I signed up for the challenge way back when there were 14 people, I was the 15th. I'm not doing this one on my writing blog but at http://damyantiwrites.wordpress.com.

    Hope to follow your posts through April!

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  30. over 800 now! it shall be a fun month

    http://baygirl32.blogspot.com

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  31. I just wanted to say hi and tell you I love the picture at the top of your blog very pretty! It's over 900 hundred bloggers now! CRAZY!

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  32. Thanks for the mention! Have fun with the A-Z Challenge!

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  33. It's already 1st of April here in my beautiful Australia. This is such an exciting blog fest. I can't believe how many have joined in, it was only 200 or so when I signed up. How amazing is this! I am now following you blog and look forward to catching up again during the month.

    My post for day 1 is here
    http://sooozsaysstuff.blogspot.com/2011/04/az-challengeday-1april-1st-2011-for.html

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