Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 A to Z Blogging Challenge Announcement





Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

The A to Z Challenge is a great way to get into the blogging habit and make new friends. For more details and its history, go HERE

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

Blogs must be on an open platform – no Tumblr, Facebook, Pinterest, etc. – and comments enabled.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts or miss five days in a row will be removed.

Please note your blog name and number in all correspondences. Remember that as blogs are removed, your number will change.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. See the first few blogs on the list for examples. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

ANIMALS: (AN)
ART: (AR)
BOOKS/REVIEWS: (BO)
CRAFTS: (CR)
CULINARY: (CU)
EDUCATION: (ED)
FASHION: (FA)
FILM/MOVIES: (FM)
GAMING: (GA)
GARDENING: (GR)
HISTORY: (HI)
HUMOR: (HU)
LIFESTYLE: (LI )
MEMOIR: (ME)
MUSIC: (MU)
MYTHOLOGY: (MY)
PERSONAL: (PR)
PHOTOGRAPHY: (PH)
POLITICS: (PO)
SCIENCE: (SC)
SOCIAL MEDIA: (SO)
SPORTS: (SP)
TRAVEL: (TR)
WRITING/STORYTELLING: (WR)
ADULT CONTENT: (AC)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Challenge Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Zalka Csenge VirĂ¡g @ The Multicolored Diary
S. L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says

We also have a Facebook Page
Email address is contactatozteam@gmail.com
Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge and Twitter id is @AprilA2Z

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!



10 comments:

  1. I just signed up for A to Z , and I'm looking forward to my fourth challenge! It's so nice that the new badge is in honor of Tina! Congrats on co hosting, Lisa!

    Julie

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  2. So glad it's being dedicated to Tina this year. Love the sunflower. How perfect.

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  3. Yay, I'm all signed up!
    Ah, what a lovely badge... just perfect.

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  4. Glad you are part of the co-host team!

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  5. We're off to a good start with the sign-ups, but A to Z was already off to a great start with a top-notch Team. Thanks for all that you contribute to the Team!

    Arlee
    Tossing It Out

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  6. It's going to be a great... great year, thank you....

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  7. It's been great seeing this list grow.

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  8. Dear Lisa,

    Oh no, a dreaded mention of that blog hop that does my head in. I wish the Alphabet Challenge would just go away. Of course, I who revels in irony shall end up promoting the darned thing via my satirical posts about the A to Z which actually cause further awareness.

    All the best with the alphabet, my lovely friend. Tina, never forgotten and a wonderful human being.

    Gary, the official anti- A to Z spokesman! :)

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  9. can't believe how long the list is already.

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  10. I'm always amazed by how many signup and how fast. Enjoy!

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