First, the good stuff:
1. I finished! And I think I got all my posts up on time, with the correct letter on the corresponding day. Whew!
2. I kept up with comments pretty well, both on my blog and others.
3. I enjoyed my theme exploring lesser-known characters/concepts of world legend and mythology. If anyone is curious, this was my go-to reference:
Now, the not-so-good stuff:
1. Some days, it was a scramble and took much more time than I planned.
2. I didn't have a lot of traffic. I've done A to Z a couple of times before, for a blog about my hometown entitled Choice City Native. Those challenges brought many more readers my way. Maybe it's because this blog is much newer. Or maybe I'm less interesting these days :-)
3. On some blogs I visited, it was difficult to find exactly where to leave a comment. If it took more than twenty seconds, I left, regardless of how much I enjoyed the post. Am I the only one who had this problem?
4. I left many comments that were not returned, which is disappointing. I did have trouble leaving my web address at certain sites, so technical glitches may be partly at fault. On the flip side, I didn't make it back to some great blogs as often as I wanted.
Saving the best for last:
1. As always, the content in A to Z is varied and fascinating. Funny, poignant, creative, thought-provoking, and sometimes a little dark, the blogs reflect the fascinating variety of the human experience.
2. I became acquainted with a handful of amazing bloggers who returned to my posts again and again, left great comments, and generally made me feel validated. Thank you so much!
Here they are, in no particular order:
Natasha of Tasha's Thinkings
Sue of The Great Raven
Keith of Keith's Ramblings
B Pradeep Nair of Time and Tide
And a special shout-out to Karen of Profound Journey, whose blog was, and I'm sure will continue to be, a welcome refuge of wisdom.
I do plan to join the A to Z Road Trip in a couple of weeks and visit some of the many blogs I missed. Check the A to Z page for details. Hope to see you there!