Z is for Zzzzzz #AtoZChallenge

CONGRATULATIONS!

You have reached the end of the 2018 A to Z Challenge! Whew! Whether you planned it, winged it, stumbled or breezed through it, you deserve a pat on the back! Good job!

And now, go get some sleep.

Literally. Figuratively. Go and relax. Take some time off. Do something lazy and fun. Don’t forget: Relaxing is important. Us writer-y, bloggy types tend to constantly go for the rush of writing, or feel like we should be writing, or thinking about writing. But it is just as important to let your brain rest occasionally, and recuperate for the next project.

So. Go sleep it off, and don’t feel bad about it! We’ll see you on May 7th for the Reflections posts!

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WordPress Users: Please Read

For the umpteenth time, IFTTT has failed to pass a blog post from the main challenge blog on Blogger to this blog. As the trigger to post to Facebook and Twitter is a post to this blog, this has meant that those posts haven’t been made, either. While it would be nice for the social media posts to come from the main blog as it had in the past, apparently that function no longer exists.

Hopefully, what I’ve done to fix the Blogger-to-Wordpress passthru will fix it for Monday’s Z entry, but in case it doesn’t, please monitor the main challenge blog,

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

I hope we come up with a more-permanent solution for next year.

Thanks,
Rube Goldberg John Holton
A to Z Challenge technical guy

Y is for You! #atozchallenge

If you’ve made it this far, you should be proud of yourself. You’ve done something not every blogger has done: posted every day (except Sunday) for a month. You still have today and Monday, of course, but after what you’ve done so far, you can probably do those with one hand tied behind your back.

Today’s a day to celebrate! Get your post done, and have a good one!

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Just one more to go!

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X is for ??? #AtoZChallenge

(another post that didn’t make it.)

AtoZChallenge 2018 X

X is for ???

It’s an incredibly difficult letter to come up with a post for, isn’t it? Ironically, I used Xerox (adult content), which I now see the top result when googling “words that start with x.”
xeroxed xerarch xyloses
xeroxes xenopus xerotic
xiphoid xylitol xysters
xanthic xylenes xeruses
xylidin xanthan xeroses
Then there are all the words that start with “ex,” which aren’t actually x words, but are close.
eXperimentation eXemplification eXpressionless
eXcommunication eXperimentalism eXtraodinaire
eXtracurricular eXtralinguistic eXhibitionists
eXhaustiveness eXcitabilities eXasperatingly
Hopefully you have all found good X words for 2018!  
What are your favorite X words we should keep in mind for next year?
~Jayden R. Vincente 
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Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. – Vince Lombardi

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W is for “What’s Next?” #atozchallenge

(Posting here because it didn’t make it from Blogger. Sorry!)

As we approach the end of the 2018 A to Z Challenge, I’m sure many of you, particularly newer bloggers, are asking, “well, what do I do now?” 
When I did my first challenge in 2012, I got to the end of April, was proud of what I did, then went back to what was then my normal blog schedule, i.e. posting whenever I felt like it. The readers I had accumulated over that month would still drop by, but not all the time, and even when I had written what I considered to be a fantastic post, maybe they’d show up, maybe not. Of course, I wasn’t a terribly regular visitor, either, so I guess it was to be expected.
The point is, you’ve built up some momentum here. You’ve made some new blogging buddies, you’ve found some interesting blogs, and you’ve gotten into the habit of writing on your blog regularly, if you haven’t been already. Between now and the start of next year’s challenge, you have eleven months to do more of the same. 
The daily link spreadsheets will still be on Google Docs, and so will the initial list and the theme reveal list. Take some time on a regular basis, maybe once a week, maybe once a month, to comb through those lists, look for blogs you didn’t visit during the challenge and visit them. Keep making new friends and learning new things.
If you haven’t been in the habit of blogging regularly, pick one day a week (or even every other week) and write and publish a post. If your readers know you’re posting every Friday, they’ll swing by your blog on Friday just to see what you have to say. When you have that going well, you might consider adding a second day, or a third. You don’t have to blog everyday like I do, but the trick is to be consistent. 
And, by all means, plan on doing the After-Challenge Survey on May 3 and your Reflections post the week of May 7. The survey is your opportunity to tell us what you thought about this year’s Challenge, and the Reflections post gives you the chance to tell your readers how you think it went for you. We’ll have more on both soon, so stay tuned!

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Almost done now! Hang in there!