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Recap: Blogging A-to-Z 2016

I made it! I crossed the finish line! The 2016 Blogging A-to-Z Challenge is complete. Many of you who read my blog can also pat yourselves on the back for a job well done because writing 26 posts in rapid succession is no small undertaking. Here is a recap of the things I’ve learned and can improve upon for next year’s challenge:

Plan Ahead

“Know thyself”….well I know myself very well and something I excel at is procrastinating. The Blogging A-to-Z Challenge was tough for me. I committed to this year’s challenge a full 2 months in advance and I was still scrambling to write posts towards the end of the month. Next year I have a more realistic idea about when I need to start writing posts (much earlier). The majority of the posts that I did schedule in advance were well-thought out, proof read, and had snazzy pictures, videos, etc. Waking up knowing that day’s post would be on its way in a couple of hours was like weekly meal prepping. Who is this wonderful person that has already prepared my food? Oh right, that was chef Halee a couple of days ago. Such a thinker, that one!

Keep it Simple (and Fun)

When the ideas are flowing its hard to stop them. In many of my posts I could have written two, three, even four times more than I packed in there. However, the more I blab on I risk losing your attention, dear reader. So for your sake I tried to keep the posts simple and focused. This allowed me to have more fun writing about the past (and future) memories I especially wanted to share with you.

Perfection is Not Possible

Now if procrastination wasn’t bad enough, my inner perfectionist had to be let go for this project. If I spent all my energy making sure the desktop, tablet, and smartphone renderings looked the same and were formatted to a T then I would have given up after the first week. It’s tough letting some things slide but I learned that this challenge wasn’t about appearances it was about meaty content.

And last of all, thank you to the people over at Blogging A-to-Z. What an incredible event and community you have created. I had a lot of fun finding new bloggers and reading their content and I look forward to next year’s challenge. Not sure what theme I’ll choose but rest assured I’m already planning for it! Thanks for reading, everyone. 🙂

P.S. You can read all 26 of my A-to-Z posts by clicking HERE!


5 thoughts on “Recap: Blogging A-to-Z 2016

  1. Leni Ornoff says:

    thank you for all the fun//interesting information. I think I have learned a couple of things. Congrats on your achievement……tante Leni

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  2. Cezane & Michelle says:

    I went through a couple of words you posed and its contents, i really really liked the uniqueness you brought forth in per taking the challenge. Splendid! – Cezane

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  3. randommusings29 says:

    Fab reflections 🙂 Congrats on completing the challenge! I agree that having as much as you can pre-written is the key to a successful challenge, and that sometimes it won’t be Pinterest perfect, but the content is the important part

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    • Halee Pagel says:

      Tha ks for stopping by! How many years have you been participating? Like I said in my post, this was my first year and my one goal was to wrote every post, on time and I did!


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