Monday, May 2, 2011

Reflections of the A-Z Blogfest

Mirror, mirror (courtesy of
A reflection typically is what one sees when looking into a mirror, or a shiny surface.  Looking at this past month, I have observed:
*  Discipline—creating and planning, then writing on an almost daily basis required me to adhere to a deadline. Forethought and having a notepad & pen was necessary at all times.
*  Introspection—looking into myself, and pondering how to approach an assignment differently each day.  Questioning myself about what I wanted the reader to experience was always in front of me.
*  Variety—I like humor, I can be dark, I like to turn ideas over and relate them to something else totally opposite.  I like narrative, I like dialogue.  I like to see God in all the events I observe. This allowed me to explore all those ‘likes’.
Summarizing, this was a great experience, demanding and gritty at times.  I grew as a writer.
This was a daunting task for the A-Z team.  Thank you for your diligence, craziness, and encouragement.  Go to the following link for more reflections:


  1. A great reflection, I had mine all typed out about 2 weeks before April, then I had to chose pictures and songs to co-0rdinate. But it was fun .


  2. Nice. I did reflect but couldn't figure out the linky thing. This was a great time. Can't wait for next year.

  3. Discipline and introspection were benefits from the challenge I saw as well.

    I need deadlines and assignments or else I can't focus my writing properly.

  4. I love your take on the reflection! I agree with you, all of these elements did come into view!
    Congrats on crossing the finish line~

  5. great reflection. The challenge was daunting, yet brilliant.

  6. Good to hear you got so much out of the Challenge! Still can't believe how many we enticed to sign up. Hopefully they all enjoyed it as much as you.

  7. Introspection! That was a good one! Congrats on making it!

  8. Hello! What a wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading it, so creative. I'm sorry I didn't find your blog during the Challenge, but I'm glad I discovered it now through the Reflections links. Congratulations on making it to the end.

    Love the Cat! :)

  9. There certainly was alot of diversity with the challenge, which is what I think made it so fun!

    congrats on finishing

  10. I like the observations that you made and they are applicable to all of us. I'm happy that A to Z helped you extend yourself into the realm of being better at what you do. Your Reflections were very well expressed. Thank you for joining us in 2011.

    Don't forget to pick up your Winner's Badge at my site.
    Tossing It Out

  11. What an absolutely lovely reflection :) So nice to meet you through the hop and congrats for completing the challenge :)

    Cheers :)

  12. I would definitely had to go by deadlines too if I hadn't had most of mine done in advance (in draft). Near the end I had a few to do and that was a challenge!

    A to Z was a really good learning experience on blogging. I would do it again.

  13. I really liked what you said about finding God in everything. I totally agree, He's everywhere, and by that we are blessed. I didn't get around to as many blogs as I'd hoped, so Shannon @ The Warrior Muse and I are joining forces in another challenge. We're going to visit and comment at each of the participants, starting with the reflections post. We hope you'll join us!
    Tina @ Life is Good


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