A to Z 2023 Challenge Reflections

My mother in the garden

This is my tenth completed A to Z Challenge. This April I went through the alphabet using snippets about my family through the generations. I had all of my posts written before the challenge started.

I also did National Poetry Writing Month, so I wrote a poem a day. They were quick poems, which I posted on my Ruff Draft poetry blog.

I mostly read the same blogs everyday, trying a few new ones as we went on. I found the directory to be be very frustrating as many of the links took me to places where the person had not done the A to Z Challenge beyond signing up. I did find several new ones. Blogs I followed were:

Atherton’s Magic Vapour
Anne’s Family History
Backsies Is What There Is Not
Black & White
The Curry Apple Orchard
The Dreamgirl Writes
Family history across the seas
Hot Dogs and Marmalade
Jemima Pett
The Multicolored Diary
My Ordinary Moments
The Pensive
Pepper Route
Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored
Stories I Found in the Closet
Tell Me Another
Women’s Legacy Project

I did visit more blogs and some got lost during the month if I didn’t remember to add them to my list. As I do my Reflections tour, I hope to refind them!

You can find an index to my April posts here A to Z Challenge 2023

Thank you to everyone who makes the challenge work and to everyone who read my posts and to those who commented. I tried to visit back and comment all of you back. And to my husband Jim who proof reads my posts. Although I do sometimes change up afterwards, so he’s not to blame if some errors creep in!

I’m already thinking about A to Z for 2024. I even have a previously unused Z!

#AtoZChallenge 2023 Reflections

21 thoughts on “A to Z 2023 Challenge Reflections

  1. Congratulations on completing another A to Z and thank you for visiting throughout the month and commenting.

  2. Congratulations!!! And thanks for mentioning my blog, here!

    And having a Z all ready to go for next year is a great sign! Do you have an X, though? That is the most ticklish one, I often find.

    1. I do have X. Not a new one though.

      I enjoyed your story so much, although I didn’t know the characters well enough to pick the murderer/s.

  3. I am so glad that you found more blogs to visit! That’s wonderful.
    I enjoyed the April Blogging from #AtoZChallenge 2023.
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  4. I enjoyed your posts and photos, as always, and the histories, clips, etc. that further detailed your family’s history. Next year, I plan to write ahead as I found the the last week a bit daunting this year. And kudos to you for also doing a poetry challenge at the same time!

  5. Congratulations on completing the challenge! Writing the posts ahead of time worked really well for me, too.

    I enjoyed taking a look at history through your family’s experiences.

  6. Congratulations on completing the challenge this year, too, Kristin! This was your 10th A to Z…that’s great! Wish you the best for the next one. 🙂
    And, thank you for visiting my blog!

  7. I’m impressed that you had had written all your posts ahead of the start of the challenge your posts, along too with your poetry challenge , plus managed to read so many other blogs on the way. Congratulations!

    1. It makes such a big difference to have the posts all written before hand! I hope to do it the same way for next year.

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