I believe 2012 was the first year I participated in the A to Z challenge, and I did so with my former blog. I managed to post everyday (though I believe some were late), and I actually completed the work as part of a group within a group with some fellow contributors at the Yahoo! Contributor Network. In the end, I believe the daily motivation of that group probably helped me see it through to the end.
I say this because I attempted to complete the challenge in 2013 and 2014 and failed both times. I think I kept up for a great deal of 2013, but in 2014 I completely tuned out early. I ended up landing a job as a full-time reporter, and while I had time to complete the challenge, my thoughts were elsewhere.
This year, I remain a reporter, but I’m also extremely motivated to maintain my websites through regular submissions to my blog. I’ve been much better about posting regularly so far, but if the old adage about habits holds true, I need to keep it up for a month to make it stick. I’m going to start here, and then move the habit to my othe rproperties later.
I’m looking forward to keeping up this year and also following several persons participating in themes. I signed up after the theme reveal day, but I think I will use a “Word of the Day” theme in which I will pick a random word and then blog around it in free form.
I can’t wait to read posts from everyone else and to also share my own.