Reflections – Why I Love Blogging in April :)

What do I do after April?

Blogging from A to ZΒ  April Challenge Reflections Post 2014

A-to-Z_Reflection_[2014]You can read my story of 26 parts here, every story begins with an alphabet from A to Z. I participated in the blogging from A to Z Challenge from 1-30 April, 2014 and my theme for the challenge was 55 Fiction, stories in 55 words. I hope you enjoyed my story.

This April I scored a hat rick πŸ™‚Β  it was the third time I was participating in the blogging from A to Z challenge and like the last two times, this one was fun too. Although at the beginning, I was scared and paranoid about posting every day; reading fellow-bloggers posts and commenting on them, I developed a rhythm after the first week into the challenge.

I decided to schedule my posts, read and comment on others’ posts and save replying to the comments for May. This helped me catch my breath and enjoy this beautiful meeting of minds, and what articulate minds they are! I discovered some new blogs, revisited a few old ones, connected with prolific writers and enriched my literary experience.

I came across some generous, selfless writers who took pleasure in promoting others’ work, hats off to them. These are just a few names of those Β lovely people I am sharing here, there are plenty more out there…Shilpa Garg, Kajal Kapur, Vidya Suri, Shailaja, Bhavya, Corinne, Aditi, Richa, and Damyanti G. A huge thank you to all my friends who visited my blog, left beautiful comments and made me feel happy to be a participant in this challenge.

I am all geared up for my 4th challenge, alas it will be a whole year before it arrives but until then I am going to be honing my skills and sharpening my pencils, free-writing and just scribbling to get in the groove. I have also announced my book, Siyahi – The Ink, after the challenge got over and was experiencing withdrawal symptoms, let’s where it goes…

How was your experience during this blogging challenge? Did you have fun? Will you go for it next year? Write your replies in the comments and make an old woman happy πŸ™‚


By Sulekha Rawat

32 thoughts on “Reflections – Why I Love Blogging in April :)

  1. Well done you well honed blogger πŸ™‚ Siyahi, wow, is it in hindi and what genre is it in? I write in hindi n english too πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, it is in English but I have given it a hindi name with sub title πŸ™‚ I love writing in both Hindi and English. Great to meet a fellow-hindi writer πŸ™‚

  2. And a well done hat trick too! Three cheers!! Enjoyed doing the challenge with you, dear Sulekha πŸ™‚

    1. You watch and learn πŸ™‚ I am still not a pro at this challenge but our group helped in dealing with all that comes with a blogging challenge. Thank you.

  3. Third A to Z??!!! WOW!! Super impressed, Sulekha πŸ™‚
    April was never this exciting and fun-filled. Enjoyed every bit of your story, it kept us hooked to your blog πŸ™‚ Thanks for the mention β™₯

  4. I am excited for next year and think we should start writing now! Congrats on your accomplishments in all the challenges and looking forward to more of your posts

  5. WoW! Hat trick! Congrats, Sulekha and enjoyed ur stories. It was my first and amazed at the weaving of ideas that met. It was crazy but enriching and next year will be more eventful. I already decided for next year, will be a novella, perhaps, a rom-com:)

  6. It was my first time but I loved it too!! πŸ™‚ Managing it all during the busiest month of the year, I had fun! Your story was lovely!!
    *waiting for your book!*

  7. First time for me – and I loved it:-) So fun and a bit nerve.wrecking to follow your love story, Sulekkha – great twists .and so happy to see the happy ending …:-) Thanks fr sharing your thoughts and congratulations for completing:-) YAy!

  8. Woah! third time sounds fun! congratulations! And all the best for the fourth one! I agree with you there were many self-less bloggers around- I am glad you have mentioned this here! πŸ™‚

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