Monday, May 4, 2015

A to Z Challenge Reflections

A big thank you to my readers who followed me during this challenge and read about my heroes.  I bet that now you know me a little more. For some reason this year the challenge it wasn't as hard as before... I discover some new blogs and follow some more and a few more are following my blog. The most hilarious theme I came across during the challenge was '26 ways to die in medieval Hungry' by MopDog. I absolutely loved it!
During the challenge three hundred eleven comments brighten my day and I have a surprise gift for the top commenter, actually two of them - Jo who can't think of a clever nickname faithfully commented every single post during the challenge (27 comments) and Bea (25 comments). Thank you ladies.

So long my friends,


  1. Your A-Z posts were all very interesting to say the least. Some were funny, some were serious but always worth reading.

  2. Oh wow! I must admit the A-Z challenge does fill me with trepidation because I know my Reader is going to be full for the entire month!
    I always enjoy the posts though and this year was no exception. I think your choice was your best yet. I really learned a lot about you and the people you chose. Some obvious ones and some surprises, pleasant ones like my local girl Boudica.
    Still working on the seating plan for the celebratory dinner! Not sure how well Maggie and Napoleon will get on sitting next to each other...

  3. Goodness, Evalina, thank you so much! It was a great month and I also found some new blogs.

  4. Great A-Z challenge and very nice of you to gift your top commenters. :)

  5. In hindsight, it seemed relatively easy for me this month, too. It wasn't at the time. It's really nice of you to surprise your top commenters :-)

  6. Awww, I am happy you enjoyed my blog! :) I enjoyed yours too, I found out that when it comes to personal heroes we have a lot in common! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary

  7. Glad to hear you had a good A to Z Experience! And maybe it was experience that made it seem easier this year!?
    Stopping in from Life & Faith in Caneyhead.

  8. J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge. Thank you for visiting by my blog recently.
    Glad to hear that you enjoyed the challenge.
    -J @JLenniDorner

  9. Sounds like you had a good time in April. It is always easier after the first time.
    Susan Says

  10. I'm sorry I didn't visit during the challenge. Have found you through your reflection. It is an amazing experience isn't it. This was my 3rd year, and I do think all the blogs I've helped me learn what works and what doesn't. My reflection has some opinions about that. In reading about you, I marveled at all the places/travel you have done, which I know you now bring to writing your posts. Congratulations on finishing. Thinking of you with your feet up, cross stitch in hand, happy to have completed the challenge.

  11. Hello I am visiting from the A-Z challenge. I just finished reading all of your hero posts. That is quite an impressive list! Your needlework is beautiful!
    Congratulations on finishing the challenge. It is great fun, huh?

  12. I'm just discovering your blog now... hopefully I will get to visit all 1500 before next years challenge... But, yours is definitely one I'm going to read further!

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

  13. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year! See you on the Road Trip!

    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

  14. The Mop Dog theme has been cited by many as a favorite.

    Thanks for participating and congratulations on making it to the end. Every year gets easier and better!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Road trippin' with A to Z
    Tossing It Out

  15. Hello there.
    Congratulations on completing the challenge! I got a chance to visit MopDog blog too...the video clip of the dog is too funny. Thanks for sharing your reflections. Just meandering through from the Road Trip.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

  16. Hi Evalina - congratulations on finishing the A-Z and thanks so much for coming over ... I just simply got way behind with all things - so never came back to you ... you're now in my Feedly ... and Vancouver Island is lovely - so you've ended up in a beautiful island ... cheers Hilary

  17. It was a good month though I always felt that I was running out of time to post.


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