Q is for (Don’t) Quit #atozchallenge

We all know, life has this habit of getting in the way when you make other plans. That project you’ve been dreading at work gets pushed up into April and it’s now due on May 1, come hell or high water. That child or grandchild you thought would arrive in mid-May decides he or she has had enough of life in the womb and decides it’s time to be born, or, on a more somber note, someone you love dies suddenly or after a long illness. Or, maybe you or someone you love gets sick or injured and you have to walk away from the blog world to deal with that. There’s nothing you can do about those things. We’ve all been there, and the last thing that any of us would ask you to do would be to soldier on and finish the A to Z Challenge.

But let’s say that the posts you’ve worked so hard to write are falling on deaf ears, that nobody’s coming to visit you even though you’re sure you’ve done everything right. You’ve put the graphic for the challenge (below) on your blog and the one for the letter of the day (above) in your post. You’ve added the direct link to your blog post to the daily spreadsheet. You’re returning comments you receive and reciprocating by visiting you commenter’s blog and leaving a comment. You might be doing other things to promote your blog, like posting the link to Twitter and Facebook. You’re visiting other blogs that you find on the daily spreadsheet or the main sign-up list and visiting the blogs of people who are visiting the blogs you read. And you still aren’t getting as much traffic as you’d like.

It’s discouraging, isn’t it? Well, I’m here to help.

Before you even think about giving up and going home, leave a comment on this post with the name of your blog as it appears on the main sign-up list or the daily link lists. Then, go visit the blogs of the other people who have commented. Come back a couple of times to see if anyone else has commented since then and visit them.

And to those who aren’t hurting for visitors, read the comments and visit the blogs of the people who left them and encourage your readers to do likewise. Let’s pick each other up!

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If you wish to include a direct link to your blog post of this day’s letter, please click: 


https://goo.gl/forms/f9g7ZMNMOBsJqJTR2

If you wish to visit other blogs in this bloghop challenge who have incorporated today’s letter into their current post, please click: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1rV0aHAOFAh6QaDz2xpixSI19TEKL-JNhSxY38cHRaO0/edit?usp=sharing

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Click here for the MASTER LIST of all participants who signed up for the #AtoZchallenge 2018!
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nd9634nZWf1FmHFZ6ofKxBiIwGPWqkct9T9H5ugDQBA/edit?usp=sharing

Don’t quit now! We’re almost there!

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Author: John Holton

Internet disc jockey, lover of old TV (especially the commercials), inveterate wise guy.

8 thoughts on “Q is for (Don’t) Quit #atozchallenge”

  1. there are moments when it is easier to stop writing about the letter of the day, but the satisfaction of having done it is so much stronger than resistance…and I feel more creative too.

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