Oh, my holy moley word. This A-Z Challenge is overwhelming.
It's my first year in the A-Z, and I have to tell you...I'm in a blog fog.
Trying to look at 1800 + blogs in the course of a month is truly a challenge. A fun one, but, OH MY GOSH, every day, my brain is overloaded with what to do first.
Do I visit the A-Z site to see what the sponsors are talking about? Do I visit new followers to see what they're up to? Do I head to the A-Z link list to continue my journey through the participating blogs (I'm currently somewhere in the 800's.) Do I check my own blog to see who's popped in? Do I write a new post (sometimes it feels like the letters are bowling me over.) Do I check my email?
Or, while I think about it, do I just sit down with a spoon and a jar of Nutella?
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE the A-Z Challenge. It's certainly accomplishing its goal. I'm writing every day (so far), and discovering new journey buddies. (Who knew there were writers out there who dislike Jersey Shore as much as I do?)
The eye strain is a surprise, as are the late nights. I'm up past midnight most nights because I have to check out "just one more blog."
I'm obsessed. And my butt is sore. I hope I make it to Z.
Along this journey, I've discovered there are a zillion (well, at least 1,820) heartfelt blogs out there. So many unique voices sharing and seeking and learning. Pet lovers, chefs, published authors, grandmas, college students, crafters, people of faith, people whose children have autism, people who struggle with weight issues, gardeners, photographers, and cartoonists. There are wine-makers and bakers and (probably somewhere) candle stick makers.
Whatever interests you - there's a blogger somewhere looking to connect. There are bloggers who are following so many other blogs, I don't know how they ever get away from the computer. Their backsides must be as flat as pancakes. No offense intended, I love pancakes.
The blogosphere is packed with creative, insightful writers and artists who must have Visine in their pockets and widening behinds. It's the price you pay if you love to write.
And I do. So, I've reconciled that I'm going to need bigger pants come May.
How are your eyes and posterior holding up during the A-Z Challenge?