|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.
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?
Congratulations on being a minion!! Glad you have two eyes though.ReplyDelete
Trust me. So am I. ;-PDelete
Congrats on being a minion, I'm with Arlee who have called us Ambassadors.ReplyDelete
Yes I saw. Congrats. :-)Delete
Good luck minionizing!ReplyDelete
Congrats! Yes definitively you look prettier and less yellow, hahaha. :DReplyDelete
Awe thanks! Your compliment hits me right here. *pats heart*Delete
Great to be working with you again :-) Really looking forward to it.ReplyDelete
As I am looking forward to working with you. :-)Delete
Yep, A to Z should be a lot of fun for all involved :)ReplyDelete
Oh yeah it is. I'm definitely looking forward to it.Delete
I'm spectating only this year.ReplyDelete
Hugs and chocolate,
Awe! I hope you enjoy it, though. :-)Delete
Congrats!! I'm a minion, too, for Diane at Spunk on a Stick!ReplyDelete
Congrats! She's awesome.Delete
I'm signed up for A to Z and I'm a fellow minion. :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on being a minion! I'm really looking forward to AtoZ. This is my first year.ReplyDelete
Ooh! Good tip: Make sure you know your topics before hand. It really helps a lot.Delete
Well, you're the cutest minion I've ever seen. Still thinking about A-ZReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Congrats on having achieved minion status!
Thanks. Yeah I can see how you'd be a bit busy for it. Best of luck with the preparations!Delete
Ha ha, I love those minions. Congrats on your new position! A-Z is a behemoth of a blogging challenge!ReplyDelete
Me too. They're the best ever!Delete
Congrats Minion Misha! Last year they said to start with the blog after your own on the list so that everyone would get visits.ReplyDelete
We can give away an e-book copy of my book this month.
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. :-DDelete
Cool badge. Not starting at 1 is top advice!ReplyDelete
Yeah it makes good sense, hey?Delete
Congrats! Hope it goes well. :DReplyDelete
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. :)ReplyDelete
Hahaha yeah he's usually on the ball. See you around, minion. ;-)Delete
Congratulations on minion status, Misha!ReplyDelete
I'm going to be a minion too, I can't wait! The A-Z is so much fun. :)ReplyDelete
Awesome! Can't wait to see who you work for. :-)Delete
Have fun with your minion status!ReplyDelete
I will! Already practicing "Barbra Ann" ;-PDelete
Good luck and all the best. I enjoyed the 2011 episode I took part in :)ReplyDelete
It's really fun and a nice way to challenge yourself.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Awesome! Best of luck with the challenge!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Me too. It'll be the second year I do two blogs.Delete
Hope your Challenge is glitch free. :-)
wohoo! Good luck Misha. I'm skipping A-Z this year unfortunately. :SReplyDelete
Awe! That's too bad, but I know there are some good reasons not to do it.Delete
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...ReplyDelete
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. :-DDelete
Cool! Have fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks! Looking forward to it.Delete
I'm a spectator but am looking forward to reading the challenges! There should be plenty to read and keep you busy. :)ReplyDelete
Yeah it's really interesting to see what the bloggers come up with.Delete
How kind of you to help. You've got you're work cut out for you. Good luck! :DReplyDelete
Nah it's always fun for me to get involved. :-DDelete
Have fun; unfortunately, I won't be participating. I never finish these things when I start them, anyway.ReplyDelete
Yeah it takes a bit more commitment to finish the challenge than people think.Delete
Oh no Misha! :)ReplyDelete
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! :)
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. ;)ReplyDelete
Then go sign up! Go go go!;-)Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Yeah I always announce my themes the night before the challenge starts. :-)Delete
I'm sure you'll do great as a minion. Congrats and have fun!ReplyDelete
Congratulations!!! I'm a minion also, but I'll wait for my leader to make the official announcement. I love A to Z!!ReplyDelete
Congrats to you too!Delete
Congrats on signing up! The A to Z is a huge challenge for anyone, but especially for those who make it happen!ReplyDelete
Yeah definitely, which is why I'm thrilled to help where I can. :-)Delete
Enjoy your minion duties! Love the A-Z!ReplyDelete