A to Z Theme 2016

For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.

In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

A to Z Challenge Reflections for 2013: Words of Love

          My decision to have all four of my blogs in the A to Z Challenge of 2013 might have been a bit foolhardy considering the computer problems I was having prior to April.  With the addition of some health issues and other life annoyances, I was relatively unprepared for April aside from having most of my post topics planned out.  No posts written ahead of time meant a lot of work writing throughout the month and much less time allowed for visiting other blogs.

          Blogging experience helped out as I was able to crank out the necessary posts--104 total--in order to keep all blogs running without having to drop any.  As I said, my networking was woefully inadequate so that blog visits were down on all posts and I did not add a significant number of followers to any of my blogs.  But the mission for April was accomplished in the barest sense so for that at least I can be proud.

         "Words of Love" was my theme on Wrote By Rote.  During the month I explored different words that were synonymous or related to the word "love".   My thanks to my A to Z co-host Nicole Ayers for providing me the idea for this theme.

          Most of all I'd like to thank all of my visitors during the month of April, especially those of you who left comments.   If you are new to this blog, I write about topics related to writing memoir and I normally post every Saturday.   I welcome guest posts related to the topic.  If you are a writer of memoir or merely like to dabble and would like to submit something to this blog, please contact me in the comment section and I will get back to you.

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  1. I think you did extremely well with 4 blogs. each one was well written and most informative, Well done.


  2. I hit 2 of your blogs....I didn't know there were 2 more!

  3. I read a few of your blogs. They were all great.

    Hugs and chocolate,

  4. Hi Lee .. how you cope I do not know - I struggle along with one blog - congratulations on doing so much for us all participators in the Challenge ..

    The Challenge being your baby .. I'm delighted to be a part of ..

    Cheers Hilary

  5. You had a lot on your plate during April, and you did an amazing job with your blogs. Congratulations!

    Jenny at Choice City Native

  6. Yvonne -- You were there for every post on every blog and I appreciate that.

    JoJo -- Your loyalty to the two was much appreciated.

    Shelly - Thank you!

    Hilary--Yes, but your blog posts are so intricate and well researched. I'm not sure how you cope with that during a whole month of blogging. Your work is impressive.

    Jenny -- I wish my plate could have been full of just A to Z stuff so I could have focused better.


  7. Wow Arlee! 104 blog posts for the month of April. I give you LOTS of credit for taking on the challenge for all four of your blogs. I had wanted to help support those participating in the A to Z Challenge by visiting blogs, but personal challenges in April kept me from participating as much as I had wanted to.

  8. I am in awe as I struggled with one blog let alone four. That is right down amazing! I did complete and feel proud as punch having done so. Thank you for visiting my blog. Like you life stepped in for me as well during the month of April and I didn't get near the networking done this year as I did last. It is all good as I plan to make up for it and visit now as I can.


  9. All I will say id trying to do the A to Z with four blogs is mad, but awesome.

  10. Susanne - That's understandable. There were many who faced similar obstacles but that's life isn't it.

    Kathy -- You've got all year to tap into the list now and then and see who's out there.

    Rob -- I don't know how awesome the four blog thing was, but it was mad no doubt.


  11. Congratulations on finishing A to Z! Visiting, Following & Inviting you to my blog. http://whenkateblogs.blogspot.com/ Looking forward to 2014

  12. I salute you, for many reasons, but for entering all four blogs is courageous. I think I mostly came here, but might have visted a time or two at the others.

    I hope you're pleased with how the A-Z went.

    I'd still like to feature you on my Friday's Interesting People spot in the future, if you want to.


  13. Wow, I think you did great Lee! That fact that you didn't have to drop any of your blogs is awesome. I dropped out of the challenge and I have only one blog! Now I have to go to summer school, lol. For me the challenge, (what I did of it) didn't bring any new followers, and hardly any comments, but I didn't really plan it out at all, so that's probably the reason. Still, what I did was fun, I just couldn't keep up...there's always next year. Maybe I should start planning now! haha..hope you're feeling well these days. All the best to you and your family.

  14. 104 posts?! You are a blogging machine -- only a machine wouldn't have your heart and soul. Congratulations! I have had a tremendously busy month (including a trip to Ireland), so I can barely manage my own laundry lately, but I'm inspired by all that you do.

  15. Kate -- Thanks for the follow!

    Teresa -- I still owe you a guest spot. Let me see what you're doing and I'll get with you.

    Eve -- Thanks and good luck on getting that HS diploma. JUST KIDDING! Seriously, what are you going to summer school for? Yes, I think you should start working up your posts for next year.

    Kelly -- Oh,Ireland! Sounds grand. I'd like to visit the land of my ancestors (my father's side came from Ireland).


  16. Dear Lee, thanks for reissuing your invitation to all your readers to guest post on memoir writing. I hope to do that as I begin to work on Book 1 of possibly three memoir books. I'll know more when I get busy later this summer. Peace.

  17. Lee, I didn't realize you had a blog devoted to memoir. I love writing memoir and haven't seen any blogs devoted to it. I'll be back to read more. Thanks!


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