Thursday, March 26, 2015

My A to Z non-theme reveal

Last year I truly enjoyed participating in the A-Z Blog Hop. It was my first year, and though I did get a tad overwhelmed toward the end of April, I was amazed at the massive number of connections made through this blog-a-thon. I met a lot of friends, and I’ve enjoyed chatting with them since.

This year I will be attending a writers’ conference in April, and I’ve also taken on a couple of big projects, so I won’t be joining the hop. It just wouldn’t work out with me being gone for an entire week through the month. I considered writing my posts in advance and scheduling them automatically, but I know I wouldn’t be able to check my blog and respond to comments and return visits to others. I suspect you all would forgive me, but I still can’t get myself to do that. The week of the conference is going to be busy, busy, busy, and I don’t want to complicate it with guilt.

Regardless, I will still be posting and visiting many of your blogs during the weeks that I’m not separated from my computer. I’m looking forward to reading as many A-Z posts as I can, and I wish you all luck in getting through the coming month with success.

Happy writing!

 

27 comments:

  1. Hopefully the conference is grand, there is always next year for the a to z

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  2. The conference sounds like a fantastic opportunity. I'm looking for one to attend as well! I haven't yet joined the A to Z blog hop, but I enjoy checking out everyone's post and living vicariously through other bloggers. LOL

    Thanks for checking out Violet Storm! (Giving you a virtual hug). :)

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    1. My pleasure on VS, and I'll be joining you in checking out other bloggers when I can. :-) We'll cheer for them.

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  3. Hi Debi - thanks for letting us know - why do all the buses come at once? conferences, A-Z, extra work etc ... but as Anna says - enjoy the Conference ... and we no doubt will be doing the A-Z next year .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I do hope to do it next year. Thanks for stopping by, Hilary.

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  4. I think the conference sounds more fun. I did A-Z twice and it's a lot of work. Even if, like you say, you preschedule your posts to publish, visiting/commenting takes forever. I've come to kind of dread the upswing in daily posts.

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    1. It is a lot of work. I enjoyed it last year, but it did wear me out. I think when it was done I stayed off my computer for a full weekend. :-)

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  5. Bummer on our end but I totally understand and you have a busy month but it sounds like a prosperous one. Enjoy the conference!

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    1. I'll still be around once a week or so. Just not the conference week. :-) I'll chat with you when I can.

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  6. Woot woot for conferences. I hope you have fun!

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    1. I'm sure it will be. If not, I'll make it fun. :-)

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  7. Have fun at the conference! Not surprised at all that you can't participate in A-to-Z as a result. That challenge already seems time-consuming enough on its own!

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    1. It is, and this is one that gives homework to do to keep the evenings busy.

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  8. I will be cheering from the sidelines, too.

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    1. At least we can be a good audience for our friends. :-)

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    1. You too. I'll be doing a lot of painting, too, so I already feel like I'm behind on my writing, but I am looking forward to swirling paints around a canvas. :-)

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  10. I'm skipping this year's A-Z, too - just too much other stuff going on, and I know I wouldn't be able to participate the way I'd want to. I still plan on doing some blog visiting off and on throughout the Challenge though. Enjoy the conference! :)

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    1. I missed a conference last year during the A to z, so it might turn out that I will be taking turns from year to year--conference, then A to Z, then conference... It seems so many are scheduled in April.

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  11. I don't blame you for not doing A to Z. It sounds like it would have been April overload. Have fun at the conference!!

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    1. April was an overload, and then upon return, the ISP switched companies, so many emails, including alerts that you left a message on my blog, went into --not my junk folder--but their junk folder. I had many service problems over the last month, and now that it is working right, I'm getting a backlog of old messages. Yeesh! :-)

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  12. I'll miss you, and at the same time I am excited for you. The conference sounds like fun and a great opportunity. And more work. :) Enjoy. Will be checking in on you throughout April anyway.

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  13. I understand but will miss your posts for the A to Z. The conference is a great opportunity for you so naturally you should go. The A to Z is a lot of work, but I always enjoy it.

    Have fun!
    Sunni

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    1. The conferences were exhausting but good. I'm glad I went. :-)

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