I'll make this brief. I did not thoroughly enjoy this year's A to Z Challenge.
The main reason was it was a lot of work with very few visitors stopping by .
I was hoping that joining a group of 2000+ bloggers would mean I might see--maybe--10 new faces a week.
But on the contrary, it ended up being very few--and I mean zero to 7 total new commenters total, and
even those were not repeat visitors. The saying "small fish in a big pond" seems apropos.
I visited others' sites and, for the most part, they visited in return, but there seems to be no lasting effect.
I don't regret my theme one bit. But truth told, I have my daddy's journal in hand and so it's preserved in its entirety.
What I do regret is not listening to the voice of wisdom in March, the voice that asked these rhetorical questions:
"Do you really want to blog every day just because you like a challenge? Just because you've done it in years past? Just because you "failed" last year by dropping out at the letter T?"
Bad idea to reject wisdom.
It's doubtful I'll join the club again next year. With my blogging time budget, I'd rather
post at my pace, journaling my everyday life more, toss in more meaningful photos.
But real life meant a remodel going on here, a part-time job, a volunteer job, plus all the
time it takes to be a mom and home manager.
Thank you to those who did stop by--new and "old" alike. I appreciate it very much. It makes me feel like I'm not talking to the wind.