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March 18, 2019

A-Z Challenge 2019

It's almost time for the April A-Z Challenge where you post every day for the month of April (except Sundays) using the guide of the alphabets. For instance, the first post would be something starting with A like apple or anything that you like. The posts almost writes themselves. Sort of.

So why do the challenge even when I really do not have to? I like the challenge of posting every day which I don't do. And sometimes I just like to participate in blogging challenges/memes/prompts so I don't feel like I'm blogging alone. To me, any challenge is a chance to do something different or just do something.

Theme reveal — I don't have one
Today we are to reveal our theme but I don't have a theme, I have formats. This year, like last year, I'll be writing short stories and random stuff. Random as in whatever my lazy mind finds suitable to post. I don't plan posts, I write them the day before I post or sometimes on the same day. So it might be a bit scattered or it might just be nothing to be amused about.

Master listwho cares?
This year, there's no daily link list and I'm guessing no need to leave a direct link to your post of the day either. It doesn't say anything about that on the A-Z blog.

In the post that I read in the A-Z blog, people complain about spending 36 seconds to get on the daily list (that is, add their direct post link onto a list for that day's post) which seems rather short and it makes me wonder how lazy we are that even spending 36 seconds on something is a chore. I really did liked it when people have to post their direct link in the comments. That just seems much more interactive, like people are actively participating instead of passively just leaving their link on a master list which doesn't take much efforts and probably takes more than 36 seconds.

I do not like the master list. It looks a bit like a massive madness of names and links that just sits there in their neat little rows and driving me crazy with their various categories of things I don't care to know, other than the bit about whether someone's blog is adult content (I don't visit those blogs). I usually make my own list of people to visit from the master list which is really the only thing the master list is good for. I've tried using the master list to visit people but it's utter chaos because there are too many links, too many categories and I hate spreadsheets. They seem neat and orderly but to me, there's something very messy about them.

Sign up or don't sign up
I didn't sign up. I'm still doing the challenge but I just don't know if I should officially sign up because if you sign up, you'll just end up on the master list. I really just don't want to be in that chaos anymore. Is there any rule that says I have to sign up in order to participate? If there is, I don't care.

I know the master list is so that people who might not have visited your blog can find you but honestly, I doubt that what's with the thousands of blogs on the list, I would be surprised if someone actually find my blog through that massive list. I don't like to think about any of this stuff so I'm not signing up. I may regret this and sign up tomorrow. The sign up window closes on April 6. For more info about the A-Z Challenge, go here.

Are you joining in on the April A-Z Challenge this year or are you more sane than me and have stayed away?

14 comments:

  1. Look forward to seeing what you do!

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    1. me too, since I haven't completed any ideas as of yet, just some thoughts, hopefully, I will complete some posts when the time comes.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  2. I've never done the A-Z challenge, I don't think I could now that my hands hurt so much. Just commenting daily is enough.

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    1. the a-z challenge is a bit challenging and sometimes stressful so I don't think it's for everyone but I hope you'll enjoy reading them.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  3. I always like seeing this challenge every year, and it helps me to find new bloggers, but no way can I commit to posting every day, particularly since I'm already over a month behind on blogging(lol) Sending lots of hugs your way! RO

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    1. I also find new blogs as well though I have not visited every single person that participates in the a-z challenge, mainly because of time and also there are subjects that I really rather not read about.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  4. I wish you fun with your challenge. May you feel inspired daily.

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    1. thank you. I hope to have some fun even if I might be a bit stress now and then.

      thanks for stopping by, have a lovely day.

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  5. Lissa,

    The master list is how yhey used to do the challenge and you’re right it can be daunting but believe it or not others do find you. That being said i do prefer the daily link up and it’s disconcerting to think people are lazy abd that’s why they oppose it. I just hope folks leave their direct url in comments to help others including me to find that day’s contribution. Best of luck to ya!

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    1. I now find the 'reveal theme' list is a much better list because these people actually posted their theme or the talk of a-z which shows they are really participating and not just adding their link to the list.

      good luck to you too, & have a lovely day.

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  6. I agree, we don't have to take part in the challenge, but it's such fun! I love challanging myself, learning new things in the research, meeting new blogging friends and share what I love.
    We're nearly there! Let's rock this challenge!

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    1. it's fun but sometimes it can be stressful.

      good luck to you with the challenge though I can't find where your blog is since you're still using google+ which they have shut down but I guess they haven't gotten to you yet.

      have a lovely day.

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  7. Maybe I'm joining too. But I'm not going to sign up either. Garden theme ... maybe ;)

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    1. garden theme sounds good though I'm not much into gardening although I do like looking pretty flowers and trees.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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