Reflections on the A-Z Challenge 2017 Edition

Another April is over and I’ve completed the A-Z Challenge for the fourth year in a row! This year, my theme was the rather broad idea of my favourites – that included songs, characters, films, actors, and any random thing that I loved a lot. You can find all my posts here.

I received about the same amount of views and visitors as during last year’s challenge but I got almost double the amount of comments and likes, meaning there seemed to be more engagement in what I was posting. This was a nice surprise. My top three posts for the challenge were on Kim Possible, Imagine Dragons and Travelling – showing that I and those who visited my blog really do have an eclectic taste.

I was really very organised this time round and had written and scheduled all my posts by 24th April! I had a whole week when I wasn’t panicking about needing to write posts and could instead focus on visiting and commenting on other blogs. I also followed some new blogs which was great and got a few new followers in return.

As usual, I wasn’t always great at replying to comments (that’s a fact of life on this blog even when I’m not taking part in the A-Z Challenge) and have some I still need to respond to, but I really appreciated every comment I received.

I really enjoyed reading peoples posts this year. There was such a range of subjects written about, from studies on a certain country to old medicine and art and crafting. There’s a lot of talented people taking part in the challenge. Seeing such varied themes this time round has given me some potential ideas for next year – but I won’t get too worried about that just yet!

I hope all those who took part in the A-Z Challenge this year enjoyed it and I hope the challenge went well for you.

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6 comments

  1. compared to the last one I did, this year’s a-z challenge is a lot of better and certainly, more people left more comments and everyone’s more active, I think.

    I enjoyed reading almost all your post though I left only a few comments, I didn’t quite have the time to read of blogs and there are many blogs I’m sure I have missed.

    congrats on finishing the challenge. have a lovely day.

    1. Thank you. Yeah sometimes I’d only have the time to visit a couple of blogs and wouldn’t really know what to say in a comment.

      Congrats to you too and hope you’ve had a lovely weekend 🙂

  2. Well done! I found you late in the game and had every intention of catching up but never quite made it! I HAVE followed you now, however! Hope to get to know you better! 😀

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