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Monday, May 3, 2010

The Summation of the A-Z Challenge (temporally displaced)

Lee from Tossing it Out asked those who participated in the A-Z challenge to reflect on how the challenge affect us, our lives, our blogs, and the general well-being of horses.

Oh, wait. I forgot that this is temporally displaced, so you don't know about the horses yet. Don't worry. You will.

Tell us how it affected you and your blog.

Well, it made me a little bit more crazy, but it made me think of things to blog about that I probably wouldn't have thought about blogging about. Like mythology. I never would've found out how many of you enjoy mythology if not for this challenge.

How did you come up with ideas?

I closed my eyes and thought about the first thing that popped into my head, then began typing. Yeah. Pretty much. Which is why there'll be some pretty weird posts coming up. I also read other people's blogs and used their ideas as springboards, or sponge cakes, or whatever. Mmm... Cake.

How did you find motivation?

Usually the idea of failure is enough to keep me motivated. This time, however, it was not enough. *hangs head* But I will carry on until I can bring this to completion, and next year I totally want to do this again.

How will it change the way you blog?

I'm going to try and actually blog regularly now. About more than just "this is what I'm writing now." But also, not being afraid to blog about my random writing experiences.

What did the challenge do for your writing or the way you interacted with other bloggers?

Well, when I totalled my car, or was rushed for finals, y'all chimed in to encourage me. It was like... Scones. Like a little piece of world peace. It definitely reminded me that I'm not alone in the world. Seriously. I am so stoked to catch up on your guys blogs. You are all little scones, making the world a more sconeful place.

And in conclusion:

Don't let horses drive cars
And don't text while driving.
Trust me. It will all make sense one day.

10 comments:

Laura Marcella said...

I can see why horses can't drive cars. What about zebras?

Your post makes me want cake!

SonshineMusic i.e. Rebecca T. said...

Cake! oh man. Now I'm hungry... And I want to know about that horse.

VW: phypinsc - Why, yes, I have a degree in Phypinsc. I'm one of the top experts in the field.

Falen said...

crap. now i want a scone.

Palindrome said...

I do believe the world can be a sconeful place but American scones or British scones? I enjoy both...one just requires more condiments. Damnit, now I want scones.

I think you should def blog regularly. I miss you here in the sphere.

I'm hungry now and can't remember what else I was going to say now...something about horses...huh...I should really eat that blueberry donut.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Thanks for the words of wisdom! The A-Z was a lot of fun to read! I didn't arrive in the blogosphere until after it was lanced but I know I had a blast reading everyone's posts!

PS-you've got a little suttin suttin waiting for you on my blog;)

Ellie said...

I'm happy you were involved; Thanks for being part of it! Congrats!

AchingHope said...

@Laura: Hmm... I'm not sure 'bout Zebras. Maybe.

Hahaha... I have the power to make you hungry >:) And I just ate a scone!! It was delicious.

@Palindrome: Both and all and every. I will try to blog regularly!

@CreepyQueryGirl: Glad I was in any way helpful :D I look forward to reading more of your blog.

@Ellie: Thanks :D

Blam said...


I also read other people's blogs and used their ideas as springboards, or sponge cakes, or whatever.

Y'know, I made the mistake of trying to launch myself into a pool off of a sponge cake once.

Once.

VW: verment — To let a certain New England state break down chemically into alcochol.

Blam said...


To good to let go:

VW: blyrasta — Nellie going Jamaican.

AchingHope said...

@Blam: Haha... As long as you didn't launch yourself into a pool of jello. I hear that's sticky.