If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A-Zers- pick

Hello blogging friends.
 So many have talked about the A-Z challenge, and well I thought I would offer you this.

 Don't get overwhelmed. I know what your saying- easier said than done right? well actually it is pretty easy, think of it this way- the challenge is meant to get you blogging every day regularly, try something new, and meet someone new.

 So I say pick someone new to comment on during the challenge. It could be one new person or many new people depending on your style- but do not think you must comment on every single persons every day. Pick at random, start from the middle, the end, or even somewhere random on each day. Don't make yourself worry.

 What are they going to say? It doesn't matter- anyone who is realistic knows its impossible to comment on over 800 blogs plus the ones they are already following- so take it easy, be picky if you want to. Look at the ones that interest you, or even go out of your comfort zone a tiny bit.

 Best of luck A-Zers- I'm looking forward to what you all post.


Francine Howarth said...


Good advice Summer.

I'm looking to ten random selected new blogs per day besides regular follow/bloggers whom I shall visit on alternate days. I can't see any other way around 800 plus blogs.


Anonymous said...

Thanks, Summer! Are you taking part as well?

Cherie Reich said...

Great post and so true. I hope to stop by most people's blogs at least once, but I know I won't likely get to all in April. I hope Lee keeps the list up a bit after the challenge, so we have an opportunity to catch up. :)

Old Kitty said...

Good luck to you Summer!!!! I shall enjoy from the sidelines!!!! Take care

Summer Ross said...

damyantiwrites- Yes I am taking part and I'm so excited to start!

J.L. Campbell said...

Smart approach. I'm having anxious moments already, but I think it's more about wondering if I'll remember to post every day than anything else. The last time I tried autoposting on Blogger, it didn't work. I may need to explore that again.

Michelle Gregory said...

i'm already being picky, but thanks for the reminder.

beautiful chaos

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'll be picky who I follow, but I intend to comment on every single blog at some point during the month!

N. R. Williams said...

Good advice, Summer.
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Arlee Bird said...

Good advice. And if there is anyone who comments on every post each day I think we'd all like to know their secret. There aren't enough hours in the day.

Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Susan Kane said...

I will be checking as many as I can. This coming week is difficult for me, as I visit my terminally ill mother in Illinois.

Suzanne said...

All good points. I can't believe we start tomorrow! Well, I just got over a very busy period, and I should be fine. Good luck to you!

L'Aussie said...

Timely post. I'm aiming to comment on at least 10 new people a day. Looking forward to it.


Jules said...

Great advise. I feel like a race is getting ready to start. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Monica said...

Found you from the A-Z Challenge, it sounds like it’s going to be so much fun (with a bit of stress thrown in) and I can’t wait to get started!! I’m now following your blog on GFC and I hope you have a chance to check out my blog.

Jemi Fraser said...

It should be lots of fun! :)

LTM said...

I'm looking forward to it, too! It should be fun to see what everyone picks as their theme~ :o)

Anonymous said...

Well said Summer! Easy for me to say I'm not doing the challenge lol. Good luck everyone, hope you get lots of new blogging ideas and meet new friends.

Susan Kane said...

Yes! I am excited to see what people have created for different letters. "Q" was fun for me, as was "Z".

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