Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Thursday Thirteen - 204 - 13 Bloggers Who Have Risen to the A to Z Challenge

This is my first year for the A to Z Challenge, which is in its second year and has already grown from an event that attracted over 100 participants with a single host, to over 800 participants and eight hosts.

Sounds like a good time will be had by all.

The challenge begins on April 1st and runs to the end of the month, and requires 26 blog posts coinciding with each letter of the alphabet.

I've already got a schedule of posts planned, because I'm participant # 429 and I've been looking forward to this for a few weeks now. Can't wait to meet new bloggers, and to have new readers drop in here at A Piece of My Mind.

So for today's Thursday Thirteen, here is a random sampling of some of the bloggers participating in the challenge:

1 - Beadedbear's Nonsense and Complete Waste of Time

2 - Calvin's Canadian Cave of Coolness

3 - Claire's Writing Log

4 - Coffee and a Keyboard

5 - Gladiator's Pen

6 - Hip Chick's Home

7 - Little Plastic Man

8 - Little Red Henry

9 - Melissa's Imaginarium

It was at Melissa's blog that I first discovered the A to Z Challenge.

10 - Strategic Chic

11 - Quill or Pill?

12 - Unbound

13 - Unloading my Brain to Fill it Again

Don't forget to pop over to Tossing It Out - you'll find the sign-up McLinky there for the challenge. Hope to see you there!


M.J. Fifield said...

I too am really looking forward to this challenge. I think I have all my topics finalized but I wouldn't rule out the possibility of last minute substitutions.

The number of participants is astounding. I don't know how I'm going to get to them all. I'll just have to give up sleep, I guess.

Julia Smith said...

LOL, MJ! I'm currently shaking my head to stay awake so I could get this posted...

Melissa Bradley said...

Thank you for the shout out Julia! I'm trying to stay awake myself to get some posts done. I have some topics finalized, but others are going to be seat-of-my-pants. I'm looking forward to this, though. Good luck. :)

Shelley Munro said...

This sounds like an interesting challenge. I haven't visited for a while, Julia. I love the new look blog.

Xakara said...

I'm doing well to get a blog in once a week, but by next year I think I very well may be up to the challenge. Hold me to it! :)

Happy TT,

13 Distractions

Sandra Collins said...

some wonderful links TFS - have thought about doing the A-Z challenge but I already post a few blog posts every day and am not sure if people would get tired of yet another challenge

doreen said...

What a great idea! I am looking forward to this challenge. I hope it inspires me to read and write more:)

I am Harriet said...

Wonderful idea for a T-13!

Enjoy your Thursday!

Adelle Laudan said...

This sounds interesting. I'm going to take a look at this.
Happy T13!

Alice Audrey said...

Looks like an interesting crew.

KatheeJantzi said...

Thanks for putting my blog up as a place to visit - good luck with the A to Z challenge - this is going to be great fun to meet so many great new people!

Travis Cody said...

I'm not playing this particular challenge, but I'm looking forward to seeing your 26 posts.