Woohoo! I made it!
Well, this challenge has finally come to an end. I got behind on coupleposts during the month, but caught up eventually. Now I get to sleep…. Zzzzz.
At the beginning of the ‘A-to-Z Challenge’ I declared that my theme was to find the focus for my blog.
Here are just a few of the things I’ve learned along the way:
- How to use WordPress (acceptable novice level anyway).
- How to backdate posts, though I felt a little slimy afterwards.
- Don’t let the deadline’s slip! It’s not easy to dig yourself out of the hole you put yourself in when you get behind! Whether or not I can totally avoid this issue remains to be seen.
- How to embed someone’s tweet into a post.
- Chocolate croissants are very messy. Eat with caution in the presence of electronics.
- In the event that I participate in the A-to-Z Challenge again (which is possible), I would be better off having a distinct and simple theme. My blogging friends with targeted themes seemed to have a bit of an easier time of it, but hey, the grass is always greener…
- Blogging is a major time commitment. I’ve felt totally incapable of generating future content on several occasions during April and this is the only month I’ve done this!
- This has been a lot of fun and I’ve met so many new people online!
Throughout the month my posts ran the gamut. I travelled through some science space and talked a little about writing and how I hope to make it to publication some day.
I managed to win my first Camp NaNo challenge, writing 10,500+ words where the goal was 10,000! So, here’s the celebratory badge for my success!
I think my blog’s focus is largely intact. An intersection between science and technology and creative writing is a fine place for me to focus. If it drifts over time, I’ll reassess.
My first post after the A-to-Z-Challenge will lay out my future plans for the blog in more detail. I expect to post once per week, the exact schedule is forthcoming.
Now, in the spirit of ending where it all began, here is your obligatory cat, this one at the beginning of its life.
Or is it an alien? Whatever it is, it’s practically majestic.
See you soon!