Is April really over already? It was busy, and by the end I was exhausted, but in the end, I think it was worth it.
I successfully completed the A to Z Challenge on two blogs, and I was also one of Alex J. Cavanaugh's minions. I'm glad I decided to be a minion, because not only did it gave me the motivation I needed to visit new blogs, but it also left me with that extra sense of accomplishment at the end.
I was impressed by the number of people who participated in the challenge this year, and I was also impressed by the number of people who finished. It can be difficult to post each day, and I understand that life continues to happen outside the blogosphere. Overall, I'd say that this was a successful A to Z.
My original goal was to finish writing all my A to Z posts before April began so I could spend the majority of my time visiting other blogs. I completed all of my drabbles for this blog before April began, so that helped me tremendously. (I didn't achieve this goal on my other blog, but I had a good enough head start that I still completed the challenge there as well.) My other A to Z goal was to visit and comment on as many blogs as I could. Fortunately, we had a lot of participants this year. Unfortunately, that also means I have only visited a fraction of them in the past month. Still, I can endeavor to continue visiting new bloggers throughout the coming year.
I made plenty of new friends, and I gained several new followers along the way. Some of the blogs I discovered ended up being added to my list of blogs that I read every day. It's good to have quality blog posts to read on a daily basis, and there was no shortage of quality this year.
All in all, I'd say taking part in the challenge has been worthwhile, and I imagine I'll take part again next year.