A Potpourri of Posts: Lessons from Life, Leaders and Literature...that is my theme for the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Twenty-six days of quotes, wisdom from the past, lessons I've learned, and slices of life from those that have been there, and done that!
We are using the Tools of our Writer's Trade...26 letters of the Alphabet...in order, for 26 days. What is the Challenge all about? See my post here.
Each day, not only will we post subjects in alphabetical order (one for each letter for 26 days in April) but we will be visiting at least 5 blogs a day to comment and encourage our fellow bloggers.
The A to Z team is readying us for the task ahead. Here are some helpful hints they gave us:
Turn off the Word Verification mechanism that a visitor is required to copy in order for comment to be posted. It discourages folks from leaving a comment on your blog. I did...
Write short, concise posts, with photos and paragraphs interspersed in an easily readable way. I plan to...
Provide a link on your website, (where it can be easily seen), to another website where you can post in case your blogger host goes south for a day or two. Check...I have a Blogger site, but began a Wordpress post for emergencies.
Plan ahead, and write some, if not all of your posts, ahead of time, and schedule them to post automatically on the appropriate day. You never know when an emergency can arise. I'm planning at least a week of automatic posts, and I have all my letters assigned, and ideas are flowing!
Sync your posts to be linked to FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn...this was my added idea. I did, through dlvr.it.com Wordpress had their own way of linking through the dashboard.
Then, sit back and enjoy the process, the things you will learn, and the people with whom you will connect.
Here is a sneak preview of a few of my posts:
A Awesome Argentina! (What IS the definition of 'awesome'?)
G Good Gardening
H Homeschool Harvest
I Interest in pInterest?
K Kodak Moments
M Missionary Martyrs Speak
R Repurposing your Rubbish
W Writer's Voice...Who, what, and Why?
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Stay tuned...Sunday morning, it all begins. No Foolin' !