We don’t know who we are until we see what we can do. – Martha Grimes
You may have thought that daily blogging was impossible when you started the #AtoZChallenge journey. You may have taken up this challenge to challenge yourself. The first week was a fairytale, with many bloggers hopping over to your blog, reading your posts and sharing them. As the second week rolled in, the excitement level dimmed and the number of cheerleaders diminished. Still, you somehow managed to write every day, search for the relevant photos, and hit the post button before the day changed. And that’s how you’ve completed two weeks of the challenge! *phew*
Unlike me, most of you bloggers are working professionals, with deadlines to complete. A family to look after. And various other personal goals and commitments. Adding to this, the challenge adds a daily deadline to the already hectic schedule. Publishing a blog post is just one aspect: Commenting and reading posts also forms an important part of April. I sincerely wish to thank all of you bloggers who make time to read my blog posts, and leave encouraging and heartfelt comments on them. Thank you so much!
The best post of the week (in my opinion) is the I for Indefatigable post. I thoroughly enjoyed writing it, and many of you loved the story of me running like a banshee to correct a stupid spelling error!
Three of my favourite blog posts from this week:
- K for Kind Strangers at The Address: It is such a beautiful specimen of human kindness. A must read. It will make you believe in the humanity in humans again.
- L for Light My Fire at Whimsical Compass: I don’t have words to describe this poem, I’ll never be able to do justice to it. Read it, and you’ll be left tongue-tied too, only able to utter the word “Brilliant!”
- J for JK Rowling at Reem Writes: Last year, I had written about JK Rowling for my J for post. And this year, Reema wrote a letter to her, and I thoroughly identified with it!
Three bloggers I’ve come to worship by now:
- The Era I Lived In.: Her theme for the challenge is Parenting. And trust me, every post that she has written for it is brilliant. In terms of flow of writing, and content, and in bringing a smile to the reader’s face. She brings out the struggles of parenting in a way that will leave you not only looking for questions, but also with answers on your screen. How she accomplishes it, I don’t know. But if it gets a teenager’s head nodding, what she’s talking about makes sense! Another thing I love about this blogger, she makes time to leave a really sensible comment on your blog post. This is really an invaluable lesson that every blogger must learn!
- Kala Ravi @ Relax-n-Rave : Her theme for the challenge is “Home and Interiors”. I have absolutely no idea about interior decorating. Nothing at all. But when I finish reading her posts, I have a full tank of new information in my brain. And that’s what keeps me coming back for more! Each of her posts is supplemented with pictures, as the theme calls for it. She gives an explanation about terms that many of us are unaware of. And she makes it seem so simple! You must read her posts if you are planning to re-decorate your home, or decorate it for the first time.
- Nibha @ Expressions : Nibha is doing the challenge for the third time this year. Her theme is “Fiction”. So far, she’s done three stories. One in each week of April, a new chapter every day. Each day brings a new twist to the story. Each week has a story with a new moral to learn and a different aspect of life to see. You must catch up on her stories now, before she starts the new one next week. I’m sure you’ll love them too!
This is the part where I motivate you to keep A-Zing. Keeping in mind that it’s terribly hot, I’m sending some cool snow and ice, to keep you calm and collected as you blog daily!
Happy Sunday, and do rest and relax today. You’ve earned it, specially after blogging and prepping for almost two weeks! The next two weeks are yet to be conquered 🙂