I signed up to the A-Z challenge in a momentary lapse of reason. It seemed like a brilliant idea at the time. And with my inspired planner’s hat on, I could see neat rows of excel sheets detailing what I would post and when. The trouble when you write a baking blog is that writing a post also needs you to bake in advance! Yeah, minor detail.
April has flown past and not only did I survive the A-Z Challenge 2014, I will definitely be coming back for more.
Here’s my recipe for surviving and staying sane through the A-Z Challenge.
1 Momentary Lapse of reason
1 good friend who inspires you to sign on
A handful of panic attacks
A generous amount of enthusiasm
A great bunch of fellow bloggers, egging you on
An A-Z melting pot of FB support group, posts and comments (to vent your feelings)
and most importantly,
1 supportive husband (love of photography – optional)
1. Read friend’s announcement about A-Z Challenge. Sign up, yourself.
2. Read about co-bloggers’ comments and panic about how much catching up is involved.
3. Mix enthusiasm with too many ideas. Discard ideas and start afresh.
4. Chew nails, almost quit.
5. Let husband’s rational brain reason calm your emotional mush. Repeat through the month.
6. Stir in large doses of enthusiasm through the weeks. Mix well with late night testing and tasting recipes and scheduling posts.
7. Explore co-bloggers posts and pepper with comments. Repeat for 30 days or more.
8. Look back on the month with pride and joy and gratitude.
9. Look forward to A-Z 2015!
1. This recipe yields: new friendships, great reads and a month of excitement. (Here’s a link to the A-Z posts of my fellow bloggers and A-Z Challenge participants. If you’ve missed them, I’d highly recommend reading and bookmarking these pages and blogs. Inspiring, informative, mind-expanding, wonderful!)
PS: In sum, all I’d like to say is that everyone needs a few momentary lapses of reason in their life and a bestie to see them through it.