Monday, January 30, 2012

A-Z Sign-ups are OPEN!


Sign-up time is finally here! The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was started two years ago by Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out. It grew by leaps and bounds to 1282 participants last year, and we are anticipating a lot more folks this year!

Rules are simple. On April 1st, post about something that starts with the letter A. On the 2nd, something on B, and so on. You get Sundays off, except for the 1st. Whatever style blog you have, this is a challenge you can do! Some freestyle it (like I did last year) some go with a theme (a lot of folks did that, and I've decided to go that way this year). Whatever your style, you'll fit in fine. So sign-up on the linky below, grab the badge from my side-bar, check out the other co-hosts (right over there under the badge) and start planning! April will be here before you know it!

One more thing, don't freak out about having to visit everyone. All we ask is that you visit five new blogs a day, starting with the one after yours on the list. Five! That's totally doable, and by the end of the month, you'll have met at least 150 new blogs!

If you still have questions, you can ask me in the comments or by email, or you can check out our official blog which has hints, survival tips, and general information. On the contact us tab you'll find our emails, and the general info email which is 2012AZinfo@gmail.com. Lots of ways to find us, so ask away!

**The linky list can now be found by clicking the "Blogging A-Z April 2012 Challenge**



29 comments:

Matthew MacNish said...

I just finished putting my post up, and we're already almost to 100! So exciting.

Brian Miller said...

looks like you will have a lot of fun friends to play with....

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I like the don't freak out warning!

The Armchair Squid said...

This is my second year doing A to Z. Thank you for co-hosting.

Retro-Zombie said...

how about a little freaking out?
A to Z is going to be a huge... huge thing!

Jeremy [Retro-Zombie]
A to Z Co-Host
IZOMBIE: Visit the Madness

Annalisa Crawford said...

Hi Tina! I've just signed up for the challenge, and wandering blogland searching for hosts! I'm looking forward to this.

Arlee Bird said...

You covered it well, Tina. I'm looking forward to some great posts this year....and a lot of posts.
Looks like another Post Challenge Challenge will definitely be in order for 2012.


Lee
Tossing It Out

Melissa Sugar said...

I signed up this morning and was amazed that 162 had already signed up before me. This is going to be amazing. Thanks for outlining the instructions in such detail and making it easier for me.

Journaling Woman said...

Tina, Sorry but Lee got to me first(last Friday's post?) for the A-Z blog. Thanks for your interest.

Teresa

cleemckenzie said...

I'm hoppin' AND getting ready for the challenge. Great to meet you.

Jess said...

I'm so excited for this challenge! Nice to meet you!

Elizabeth Mueller said...

This is going to be fun! Great to fight alongside you!

♥.•*¨Elizabeth¨*•.♥

welcome to my world of poetry said...

This is my third challenge, actually when Lee wrote and said what he was going to do and was there anyone out ther interested I was the first one to join the very first challenge. Have still got friends from the first such as Alex, and am looking forward to this one.

Yvonne.

Laurie Peel, RP-CRA said...

This is my second A - Z challenge - I'm all signed up and looking forward to it. #273

DL Hammons said...

I have a question. Are we nuts...or what? :)

EmptyNester said...

Just stopping by to follow you! I participated last year and loved it! Looking forward to it again this year!

Deana said...

I signed up! Lets get this party started:)

Stephen Tremp said...

This is great! Couldn't be happier. And there is excitement with scores of other bloggers posting links and signups. Yeah, we're just a bit nuts. Just a bit.

mish said...

Wow... can you feel the A-Z energy as it zaps the blogosphere?
I signed up at number #230.
Time to party!!

Kathy said...
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Kathy said...

Thanks for being a host to this year’s A to Z Challenge! No small job at all!
Looking forward to seeing some great posts and hopefully to connect with lots of great bloggers.
To make life easier my blog is at:
http://oaklawnimages.blogspot.com/

cleemckenzie said...

I'm going the freestyle route since this is my first A to Z. Hope to see a lot of you as we take the journey through the alphabet!

sue said...

Hi Tina, just stopping by to say Hi for the A-Z challenge. Now I just need to be a bit more organised than last year :)
Sue

V. Furnas said...

I am stopping by from the A to Z. Looking forward to reading and getting to know you.

Cheryl said...

The linky has expired on all the pages you've mentioned. Will it be resurrected again?

Arlee Bird said...

The Linky list is experiencing a temporary technical problem that should be fixed soon.

Lee

klahanie said...

Hi Tina,
Oh gosh, the 'A to Z Blogging Challenge!' Gee, almost time to getting going with learning even more about the alphabet. Let me see, one million bloggers start out with um 'A is for apple..'
Good luck to you and all those bloggers in the sharing, caring blogging community who will be doing this wondrous challenge. A challenge so fantastic, there really are no adjectives to describe my excitement!
Time for a few more satire blogs by me, yes me, shy and humble me :)
Seriously, have fun. Must go now and lie down in a darkened room....
With respect and a bonus letter 'X', your way, Gary :)

Teresa Cypher aka T K CypherBuss said...

And the list continues to grow! This is the first year I am participating. Can hardly wait! Great way to meet other bloggers and to be reminded to get into the writing groove. :-)

Jeremy said...

Hi there! I signed up for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, and am looking at the host's blogs today. Can't wait for it to start1