Friday, May 8, 2015

Reflections


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This Reflections Post leaves me in a quandary.  

Something profound and meaningful is what I wanted to write.  Today, after a trip to Chicago to visit our son and my brother, exhaustion is taking my words away, or at least, hiding them.  So, now I will be all over the page with random words and scattered thinking.

Some bloggers wrote beautifully and simply.  No theses or tomes. No elaborate displays.  Just well-connected thoughts with well-chosen words. When the words kept rambling down the page with little content, my eyes glazed over and I left. 

But if those bloggers kept my interest with excellent writing, I smiled and followed them to their conclusion.

Some bloggers dropped off the face of the earth.  Very disappointing and, frankly, wasting time that could be better spent at another site.

Even while rolling through the numbers (10 a day? Maybe more), it was important to me to read blogs of those whom I regularly enjoy, who may or may not be participating in the A to Z.  Blogger friends have to remain loyal to them and theirs.

Basically, 
writers should succinctly express 
realizations, 
observations, revelations, 
relations, participations,
anticipations, 
inspirations, expectations, exultations, 
interpretations….
and all the other variations 
in the many 
wide, wonderful, 
and wild fields of writing.

In conclusion...writing is joy for me; I had fun.  I had fun in the planning, preparing, and posting of each Letter.  

It is impossible for me to single out favorite bloggers from a wide range of strong and dedicated bloggers. There are some creative writers out there, and they brought their personalities to the screen. 

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After sighing with relief when Z for Zimbalist made its appearance, I decided I had a dang good time.


27 comments:

  1. Yes, A to Z is fun, but it's also very tiring. I never know how some people manage to do so much.

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    1. It was tiring! Starting with ideas back in Feb., writing them in March, and editing as days went by worked best for me. BUT trying to read the #s was challenging.

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  2. Having a good time is the main thing. Some did drop off the blogosphere

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  3. It was hard to keep up with it all at times

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    1. Took much time, and many cups of tea.

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  4. It was fun....I'm glad it's over for another year.

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  5. That's what we like to hear! That you had a good time. Yeah, I had to skip most of the longer posts, although I did find one telling a fascinating story and stuck with it.

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    1. I found a few of those as well, and was glad I had hung in there.

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  6. Once again I am in awe of all of you who persevered and produced such interesting essays.

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    1. With each bit of writing, I thought of who might be reading the posts. You, Delores, Sue, Alex, Lee, Gary...

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  7. Add me to the awe-struck.
    I was very sorry that life got in my way part way through the challenge. I loved the invitation into other people's worlds and heads. And am so impressed at the effort involved.

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    1. Your following the posts daily made my day, literally.

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  8. Hi Susan,

    Indeed, the most important aspect to all of is that you enjoyed the interaction and the diverse creativity. That's a positive outcome.

    Gary

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    1. Thanks for your comments, Gary. They are important to me.

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  9. I don't think those who dropped out ended up being a waste of time. If they never return to blogging, then maybe. But if you enjoyed them, perhaps you'll enjoy them in the more sedate blogging atmosphere of the rest of the year. It is a challenge. Not all live up to it.

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    2. Liz, they were not a "waste of time". It was the hunt, search, and disappointment that was a waste of time. Something obviously happened that prevented them from participating or keeping up, and for that, I was saddened.
      This was not meant as a judgment or a reprimand. It is simply a reflection of the time element involved in the A to Z. My apologies if this reflection offended you in anyway.

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  10. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I sure enjoyed this post with all your "-ations" in summation. Your writing makes me smile, think ,reminisce , and stay loyal as a reader. Thanks for visiting me frequently ,too. I'm not necessarily known for being succinct; maybe I should post more frequently in shorter spurts?

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    1. What ever is written comes from the writer's brain and heart, whether lengthy or not...but also has meaning.

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  11. I didn't read all the A-Z offerings out there, far too many for me, but I did follow my favourite bloggers and was very satisfied with what they did.

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  12. Congrats! Glad you enjoyed the month.

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  13. Your admonition to writers is one that is well worth heeding but we'll always have those rambling poorly written blogs with which to contend. After all, A to Z is liked a condensed view of the whole world of blogging. For some it's an education for learning better writing and blogging skills. For others it's an invitation to blather on without any clear direction. Going through the blogs can be frustrating, but hopefully the rewards outweigh the annoyances.

    Thanks for this excellent Reflection on the 2015 A to Z Challenge.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

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    1. You made some excellent, compassionate points in your comments, Lee. I can only hope that I learn to look at those bloggers as you have.

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