Monday, January 30, 2012

A-to-Z Sign-ups are Open!!

Hello everyone! The sign-ups are here if you're interested in the A-to-Z Challenge. Last year was my first year participating in the Challenge, and I'm looking forward to doing it again this year.

If you don't know what the A-to-Z Challenge is, have no fear (that comes after you sign up, haha)! The A-to-Z challenges you to post every day in April, excluding Sundays (other than the first one, as April 1 falls on a Sunday), following an alphabetical scheme. You can post anything you want, but it has to be in alphabetical order. For example, A is for Author (April 1), B is for Benchmark (April 2), and so on and so forth. You sign up on our little linky and you'll get lots of new visitors by your blog. Hopefully, you'll hop around and visit others, as well.

These posts can be thematic (mythological creatures, poems, horror movies, books, authors, games, websites, publications, you name it) or anything that particular letter of the alphabet stirs up for you. Though many of our participants are writers, you do not have to be a writer to participate, just a blogger! This is a great way to stretch yourself, get yourself on a schedule, challenge yourself and meet new people.

Thank you, Jeremy!

For more information, you can go to the official A-to-Z Challenge Blog. We will have all different kinds of posts on how to approach the A-to-Z, survival strategies, technical help and anything else that has to do with the A-to-Z. You can even find people's reflections on last year's A-to-Z if you want to try to get a better grasp of what it will be like. We welcome others' posts, as well, so if you've participated before and want to share your strategy, advice or story, please contact myself or one of the other hosts.

Speaking of hosts, how about a list of my wonderful co-hosts for those who might have missed it?

Arlee Bird Tossing It Out
Damyanti Biswas Amlokiblogs
Alex J. Cavanaugh Alex J. Cavanaugh
Tina Downey Life is Good
Karen Gowan Coming Down the Mountain: A Writer's Blog
DL Hammons Cruising Altitude 2.0
Jeremy Hawkins Retro-Zombie
Matthew MacNish The QQQE
Elizabeth Mueller Author Elizabeth Mueller
Jenny Pearson Pearson Report
Konstanz Silverbow No Thought 2 Small
Stephen Tremp Breakthrough Blogs

If you haven't already checked out all of these blogs, I highly recommend you do so. I couldn't be more delighted to be working with all of these wonderful folks!

You can find the A-to-Z Challenge on Facebook. Stop by and chat with other Challengees or ask questions.

If you Tweet about the A-to-Z, be sure to use the hashtag #AtoZChallenge. This is yet another great way to find out more about the A-to-Z and chat with your fellow Challengees. There's already lots of discussion.

You can see last year's A-to-Z posts in my archives if you look at April 2011. This may help you if you're on the fence.

The A-to-Z is a great time, and we hope to see as many of you participating as possible. There will be familiar faces, but also new faces. Also, for any of you out there who like to do videos, or maybe want to try their hand at video-making since you'll eventually be doing a book trailer, for instance, check out our current Pre-Challenge Video Challenge on the A-to-Z blog.

If you have ANY questions, please feel free to ask them, either here in the comments, by emailing me through my profile (or any of our esteemed hosts) or at the official A-to-Z email: There is a convenient "Contact Us" tab at the official blog, as well as an FAQ that we will build on as we get questions.

The linky list can be found on the A-to-Z Info and Sign-up tab underneath my header. I hope you'll join us!


  1. we are blowing up the blog world... one cool person at a time...

    Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
    Visit The Madness:

  2. You captured the essence of A to Z. Good job. Now for the business of keeping up with all the great folks who are signing up.

    Tossing It Out

  3. I still can't believe it's that time again! Thanks to all of you hosts. :D

  4. I don't think my comment went through, but in case it did, I won't repeat it all. I am all signed up and excited for it to begin. Thanks for hosting.

  5. Participation is amazing. Looking forward to the challenge.

  6. I am jazzed up and ready to go. I wonder how many entries will be the final tally? It was daunting to hit as many as humanly possible last year!

  7. Hi! So excited to play the A to Z game with ya. It'll be fun!


  8. i'm definitely in again this year

  9. Just stopping by to follow you! I participated last year and loved it! Looking forward to it again this year!

  10. I hope our little linky tool holds up! :)

  11. I'm on the list and making my way down the list of lovely hosts to say thanks!:)

  12. I'm in again...last year was a blast. Number 373.

  13. Thanks for being a host to this year’s A to Z Challenge! No small job at all!
    Looking forward to seeing some great posts and hopefully to connect with lots of great bloggers.
    To make life easier my blog is at:

  14. Matthew, and way more now!

    Jeremy, no doubt!

    Lee, can't wait to get to know everyone!

    Laura, this year went by so fast.

    Melissa, I'm glad you posted again since it didn't show up. Darn Blogger. Delighted you've signed up!

    Alex, and beyond!

    Miranda, I can't wait to see how many wonderful bloggers sign up!

    Susan, I'm betting we'll have a bunch more than last year. I hesitate to guess at numbers, though. This will be so fun! As far as keeping up, ack!

    Karen, this is fantastic!

    Elizabeth, this will be so great!

    Becca, awesome!

    EmptyNester, can't wait to see what you do this year!

    DL, it's getting slammed, isn't it?

    Deana, wonderful, and welcome to the challenge!

    Chuck, so glad you're in!

    Kathy, you've got great photos on your blog; I remember them from last year.

  15. I signed up for the A to Z challenge. Today I am looking at the host's blogs and introducing myself. I can't wait until April starts!