Happy Sunday, thought I'd do a little review of the A-Z challenge so far. I believe I'm enjoying it more this year because rather then be upset that people aren't really participating, using the system, going to the trouble of reporting (as we're suppose to)offending blogs to the organizers, I'm just passing them by and moving on. By not dwelling on them, keeping track etc I am less bothered.
- Have gained followers, was around 295 ish when challenge began
- Have had thoughtful comments from people who have learned something about homelessness they didn't know or realize before.
- Have inspired some folks to get out their knitting or crochet needles and hooks and help us, and or donate to their locale shelters
- Simply spreading the word about the problem,the need to help, and ways to help...........always positive
- As soon as I signed up I started visiting 5 blogs daily from the linky, so about 10 days prior to the official start of April 1, I began getting some visits. This is suggested
- Wrote a reveal post (separate linky to join prior to the official start to reveal the theme of your month of blogging). Not everyone, in fact the bulk of those in the linky didn't elect to select a theme or post theme. Visited 5 additional blogs daily for about 4 or 5 days or the reveal linky
- Wrote and scheduled all posts ahead of the start on April 1st, in order to spend time daily visiting blogs.
- Continued to visit 5 blogs daily not before visited from the linky, and returned every visit/comment made here
- Started a blog log (in the right sidebar) of those that visited and left comments and continued to visit them.
A=Afghans, Family Heirlooms
B= Bridge and Beyond, Behind the Scenes
C=What is Crochet
E=Exposure Kills Homeless Vet
F= Crying and Homeless and Freezing Temperature
G= Gubbio, A Homeless Project, St. Boniface Church
H=Hobo and Homelessness
J= What is Joy
Google stats indicate the A, B, and G posts had the highest stats of visits with G being 146, though, we received far fewer actual comments. I'm not up to speed to know if those are simply clicks vs time spent to actually read. I think it may just be clicks? Any one know?
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