Well, it’s not really over. For a blogger, the parade never really ends. It just changes directions.
I have developed some reflections about this year’s A to Z 2014 Challenge.
This year I vowed that I would:
Keep track of the sites I visited, write the numbers down, note sites which were ones I would follow.
Curse a bit when finding ones that were inactive.
Say “Really??” upon finding sites that were trying to sell a product.
Hit the keys with disgust, after reading ones that were downright vulgar and thoughtless.
Doze off with ones that were like reading small tomes.
Shake my head at ones that were hoping for beta readers and editing help right then and there.
Sigh with pleasure and delight when finding ones who truly expressed a cohesive thought with simplicity and well-chosen words.
With all that said, I would like to appreciate:
the bloggers who kept their posts brief and interesting.
The writers who focused on the message to be conveyed.
The writers who knew that run-on paragraphs would put the reader to sleep.
The writers who understood and understand the craft of writing.
Just a few of "My newly-acquired: boy-I-want-to-follow-these" are:
Not enough words can appreciate gratitude for the organizers and on-call super bloggers who either designed, oversaw, and/or monitored the 2,000+ participants. These people are (with hopes that none were excluded, but pretty sure there are...so sorry):
See you 'round the corner!
Some may wonder why I use color for words. Teacher trick. Helps students track sentences. Also I love color.
Why "huzzah"? I like the word. My apologies for the length of this post.
|Good ol' high school band on parade|