My goal as a blogger isn't to generate a large following, though I do enjoy the visits from fellow bloggers, especially during the annual A to Z challenge, and I enjoy meeting new bloggers and making new friends and reading their wonderful blogs too. The challenge has become a tradition that I look forward to. It is a challenge that encourages me to make the time to write on a regular basis, if only for the month of April. The past few years I have also used the challenge as an incentive to help me to record many of my favorite memories during different time periods of my life. This year has been especially wonderful for me as I have been able to put down memories and thoughts of one of the greatest blessings of my life: being a mother.
The A to Z challenge has changed a bit over the years since I first found it back in 2012, and I have changed a bit too. At first I had no theme, and often was not able to complete posts for every letter of the alphabet, but it was fun to sign up on the linky lists, to visit new blogs, and to have new friends visit my blog. The spreadsheets used this year as found at http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/ have been as good as the original linky lists, I think, if not better. This year I was able to post the link to each of my posts and even change the category if needed to better fit each post. Sometimes my posts were more of a personal/memoir type of post, and other days they fit more of a parenting type category. I hope to use the links to continue to visit other bloggers as I have the time, and I hope that if you've stumbled upon my blog that it has been an enjoyable trip for you too. Thanks for stopping by!