Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm a minion!



Sort of like this, but prettier. And with two eyes.

Yep, I volunteered to help out the A to Z Challenge cohosts and Damyanti picked me to help her, along with Mina, Pam and Rosalind.

Because of that, I even got this badge.



For in case you're new to the blogging world or lived under a rock for a long time, let me give you some info on the A to Z Challenge.

The concept is easy. There are 26 weekdays and Saturdays this April. On each of them, you do a post. The topics/titles of the posts have to correspond to the day's letter. (A on day 1, B on day 2 etc.) If you want, you can follow a theme, or you can be wacky. You can plan ahead or improvise. As long as there are 26 posts from A to Z.

The fun, though, is the fact that this is by far the biggest blogfest I take part in. Last year had over 1000 blogs participating, covering a wide variety of topics. It's an amazing way to get to know people.

But please remember, the best way to get to know them is to go to their blogs first and leave a nice comment. And also, please don't start at 1 unless you're planning to hit as many blogs as possible. Yes, I know it's not nice to tell people what to do, but as someone who hit 800+ blogs last year, I found it really sad that some really good blogs went unvisited because they were lower down the list.

Anyway, does A to Z sound good to you? Great! Click the badge below to sign up.

A to Z Challenge [2013]

Before you go!!! Please don't forget to volunteer prizes for the Paying Forward Awards! You ladies and gents make it awesome, so please search your hearts. Any prizes will be welcomed, so please contact me at mishagericke(AT)gmail(DOT)com if you're interested in contributing. Please make "Paying Forward" your topic so I can keep track easily. 

Also!!! Don't forget to check out February's Word Master Challenge. Entries close on 3 March. 

Are you signing up for the A to Z Challenge? Got a theme planned?

72 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations on being a minion!! Glad you have two eyes though.

Yvonnes Poetry Corner said...

Congrats on being a minion, I'm with Arlee who have called us Ambassadors.

Yvonne.

Steven J. Wangsness said...

Good luck minionizing!

Al Diaz said...

Congrats! Yes definitively you look prettier and less yellow, hahaha. :D

Rosalind Adam said...

Great to be working with you again :-) Really looking forward to it.

Mark Means said...

Yep, A to Z should be a lot of fun for all involved :)

shelly said...

I'm spectating only this year.

Hugs and chocolate,
Shelly

Laura Marcella said...

Congrats!! I'm a minion, too, for Diane at Spunk on a Stick!

Ciara said...

I'm signed up for A to Z and I'm a fellow minion. :)

Rena said...

Congrats on being a minion! I'm really looking forward to AtoZ. This is my first year.

Em-Musing said...

Well, you're the cutest minion I've ever seen. Still thinking about A-Z

M.J. Fifield said...

I haven't decided yet on the A to Z Challenge. I've done it two years running now and had a great time doing so, but I just don't know if I'll have the time for it this year.

Congrats on having achieved minion status!

Lydia Kang said...

Ha ha, I love those minions. Congrats on your new position! A-Z is a behemoth of a blogging challenge!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats Minion Misha! Last year they said to start with the blog after your own on the list so that everyone would get visits.

We can give away an e-book copy of my book this month.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Cool badge. Not starting at 1 is top advice!

Cortney Pearson said...

Congrats! Hope it goes well. :D

SA Larsenッ said...

YAY!! I'm a minion, too, although Matt hasn't sent me much. LOL HEARTS, Matt!! I'm sure it's coming. I love the A to Z challenge. :)

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

Congratulations on minion status, Misha!

Julie Flanders said...

I'm going to be a minion too, I can't wait! The A-Z is so much fun. :)

Nicole said...

Have fun with your minion status!

Myne Whitman said...

Good luck and all the best. I enjoyed the 2011 episode I took part in :)

Crystal Collier said...

LOL. You minion, you. =) I've been sitting on the sidelines long enough. Dove into the pool last week, and now I'm hoping I don't drown. It's going to be fun, that's for sure.

Carrie-Anne said...

I've signed up and am doing a double theme this year. I'm going to have to check my posts ahead of time on a different computer (probably at the university library) to see if the secondary theme is showing up properly on a non-Mac.

nutschell said...

wohoo! Good luck Misha. I'm skipping A-Z this year unfortunately. :S
Nutschell
www.thewritingnut.com

Misha Gericke said...

Trust me. So am I. ;-P

Misha Gericke said...

Yes I saw. Congrats. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thank you!

Misha Gericke said...

Awe thanks! Your compliment hits me right here. *pats heart*

;-)

Misha Gericke said...

As I am looking forward to working with you. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Oh yeah it is. I'm definitely looking forward to it.

Misha Gericke said...

Awe! I hope you enjoy it, though. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats! She's awesome.

Misha Gericke said...

Nice!

Misha Gericke said...

Ooh! Good tip: Make sure you know your topics before hand. It really helps a lot.

Misha Gericke said...

Awe thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks. Yeah I can see how you'd be a bit busy for it. Best of luck with the preparations!

Misha Gericke said...

Me too. They're the best ever!

Misha Gericke said...

Yep. Last year I ignored it, because I'd go right past my blogs, but maybe this year I think I'll follow that piece of advice and see how close I can get to my own blogs again. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah it makes good sense, hey?

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha yeah he's usually on the ball. See you around, minion. ;-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see who you work for. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

I will! Already practicing "Barbra Ann" ;-P

Misha Gericke said...

It's really fun and a nice way to challenge yourself.

Misha Gericke said...

Awesome! Best of luck with the challenge!

Misha Gericke said...

Me too. It'll be the second year I do two blogs.

Hope your Challenge is glitch free. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Awe! That's too bad, but I know there are some good reasons not to do it.

M Pax said...

I was too scared to volunteer to be a minion. I applaud your courage. It was enough to sign up. I have up to J loaded so far...

lbdiamond said...

Cool! Have fun!

Julie Luek said...

I'm a spectator but am looking forward to reading the challenges! There should be plenty to read and keep you busy. :)

Melissa said...

How kind of you to help. You've got you're work cut out for you. Good luck! :D

Richard Hughes said...

Have fun; unfortunately, I won't be participating. I never finish these things when I start them, anyway.

klahanie said...

Oh no Misha! :)

They got you! Then again, always good to bring further awareness of the alphabet we are familiar with.

This might um surprise you, but I would never participate in it. Of course, ironically, my satire postings about the challenge actually bring further awareness of it...

Seriously, Misha, you have fun, you minion you! :)

Madeline Jane said...

I keep forgetting to sign up! It'll be my first year this year, but it seems like it's awesome. And hooray for minions! Especially when they're adorable yellow cyclopes. ;)

Cynthia said...

That's so generous of you to volunteer for A to Z! I signed up again this year...and I do have a theme, but I won't be announcing it until sometime in March.

Nick Wilford said...

I'm sure you'll do great as a minion. Congrats and have fun!

Misha Gericke said...

It actually turned out a lot less involved than I expected. I have to visit 50 or so blogs in April, which is fine, since I'm aiming to hit around 1500 any way. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! Looking forward to it.

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah it's really interesting to see what the bloggers come up with.

Misha Gericke said...

Nah it's always fun for me to get involved. :-D

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah it takes a bit more commitment to finish the challenge than people think.

Misha Gericke said...

Hahaha thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Then go sign up! Go go go!;-)

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah I always announce my themes the night before the challenge starts. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks lots!

Jolie du Pre said...

Congratulations!!! I'm a minion also, but I'll wait for my leader to make the official announcement. I love A to Z!!

Emily R. King said...

Congrats on signing up! The A to Z is a huge challenge for anyone, but especially for those who make it happen!

Miranda Hardy said...

Enjoy your minion duties! Love the A-Z!

Misha Gericke said...

Congrats to you too!

Misha Gericke said...

Yeah definitely, which is why I'm thrilled to help where I can. :-)

Misha Gericke said...

Thanks! :-)