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
The Multicolored Diary
My Ordinary Moments
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!
21 thoughts on “A to Z 2023 Challenge Reflections”
I followed some of the blogs you listed, too.
Ronel visiting for Reflecting on a Double A-Z Challenge 2023
I did see you there.
Congratulations on completing another A to Z and thank you for visiting throughout the month and commenting.
I had to see what your ancestors were doing.
Congratulations on finishing the A to Z (and all ahead of time, no less)! I always enjoy your little windows into history. And thanks for visiting me all month.
Alphabet of Alphabets: Zebras
I enjoyed the different alphabets. Going to look for an alphabet of food or baking soon.
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.
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.
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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I’m glad you enjoyed the challenge too!
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!
Writing ahead really makes a big difference. I look forward to following your family history journey.
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.
I found your posts about life in Washington DC during the 1940s interesting also.
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!
Thanks for visiting back too!
You are the epitome of the A2Z, Kristen!
Blush. Thank you Jemima! I think I had a good year this A to Z.
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!
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.
A Z waiting for the right spot — lucky you!