A Logical Decision:
Starting next week I am going to change my posting days to a more logical schedule. I will be keeping Monday as it is. My Tuesday will be moving to Wednesday and my Thursday will now be on Friday. Does that make sense? In other words I will continue posting three days per week on the same topics I post on now. See the schedule tab above if you want to know what those topics are. And be aware that I often don't necessarily stick to those topics anyway. In any case I believe this is a more logical approach since each post will have an extra day to be commented on and I probably don't have to say much more than that.
A Lot of Help From Our Friends:
With April rapidly approaching the A to Z roster is heading toward 400 sign ups. The 500 goal aimed for by Stephen and Alex (as well as the rest of us) seems to be a real possibility. I want to thank the A to Z Team for the great efforts so far and again encourage all of you to go to their blogs (they are listed at the top of my blog page) and follow them if you are not doing so already and be sure to watch their blogs in the coming weeks for some of the special features they will be offering about the Challenge.
Tomorrow (Wednesday March 2nd) Alex J Cavanaugh will be trying to drive home a point that some may have heard before but it bears repeating. This will be an important post so I hope you will check it out. My other co-hosts will also be having posts coming up though I don't have the scheduled dates at the present time so just be watching.
As I've said before, our biggest help comes from all of you readers. I have been impressed in how so many of you have been spreading the word to your blog friends and hope you will continue to do so to help us reach the amazing 500 mark. Today I want to recognize some more of the bloggers that I have found with badges in their sidebars and special posts promoting the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge.
Badge in Sidebar and other special mentions:
Karen Walker at Following the Whispers is one that I had missed earlier.
Kari Marie at Writing By Heart is helping out.
Walk 2 Write in Florida has joined us in the Challenge and announced it by adding the badge their sidebar.
Pamela Jo at There's Just Life gives the Challenge a boost as well.
Heather at The Waiting Is the Hardest Part displays the badge and mentioned the Challenge in her Valentine's Day post.
Jen at Widdershins and Skeleton Keys mentioned the Challenge and added the badge to her sidebar.
Sheila from Sheila Scribbles has joined up and added the badge but don't tell her husband (her words not mine).
A to Z also received a mention in a blog post from Steven Chapman (writer) .
The Challenge badge can be found on the Blue, Purple, and Scarlett blog.
J.D. Brown has also dived into the April alphabet soup bowl and plastered the badge on her sidebar.
K.C. Woolf at The Woman Condition gave A to Z a mention in a post.
I also noticed the badge at the Box o' Whine site with a rather different sort of message about the Challenge. Her blog is available for comments after a rough start last year when her comments were disabled for some odd reason which she could only attribute to a template change. Now the site looks nice and leaving comments is easy.
Returning from last year, Laura from Wavy Lines has put up the badge.
Newish blogger Li now has the badge in the sidebar of her Flash Fiction blog.
Nutschell The Writing Nut is another blogger who has added the badge to her site.
Petra at Penned Pebbles has added the badge.
Sue Roebuck from Lauracea gave A to Z a special nod.
Susan Gourley/Kelley at Susan Says had a nice offering on February 15th and she's correct in calling A to Z "Blogging Fun" because it is.
Scarlett at Blue, Purple, and Scarlett had some interesting thoughts about A to Z.
AnnMaree (Emu) from Emu's Creations found out about the Challenge from Scarlett.
Mock at Stay on Target featured the badge with a link.
Thanks also to Tim at The Other Side for talking about the Challenge.
Bev at My Reader's Block had a special post about A to Z.
Holly from It's All a Matter of Perspective had me scratching my head until I realized she had signed up for the Challenge.
Ella from Ella's Edge gave us another nice mention--she's one of our top promoters of the blog event.
Thank you Blair at Yellow Matter Custard for your post.
Sue at I Refuse to Go Quietly! made some noise about the Challenge.
As always I would ask that you try to stop by each of these sites and follow, get to know them, and let them know that you appreciate the support they are giving. Now's the time to start making your blog friendships as you prepare for April. And I'd say the above bloggers are some friends you might like to have along your side in the future.
And speaking of having blog friends to support you:
A Bit O' Promotion for an Upcoming Author:
"JM Tohline's 'The Great Lenore' is available for pre-order today! - http://bit.ly/bDvYFw . This is the message that JM asked anyone who would to post on their sites today. You know I'm always happy to help promote fellow writers. If you would like more information about J.M. Tohline visit his site.This is the message from Paul Joseph a friend of J.M. Tohline You may want to visit Paul's site to find out how you can win a copy of The Great Lenore.
We'll leave it at that for today--I'd say that's a lot of information. If you have posted something about the A to Z Challenge or posted the badge and I have not yet mentioned you, please let me know. I'm trying to get around to as many blogs as I can, but it can be easy to miss some of these. Also if you are interested in doing a guest post about the challenge please let me know. We'd love to hear some testimonials about how last year's challenge helped you or how you plan to use it to your benefit this year.
And if there are any special topics you'd still like to hear covered or questions that you would like answered please leave a comment below.
Now let me get back to preparing a few more of my April posts. I'm getting a head start. How about you?