Monday, January 27, 2014

#atozchallenge Sign-Ups Are Officially Open! Meet Your Co-Hosts Too!

Please read and follow the sign-up instructions outlined below so you sign onto the list correctly!   

The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out , the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

We recommend short posts, turn off Word Verification, and visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.

To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts will be removed.

There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content, you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

2. BOOKS: (BO)
3. FILM: (FM)
6. CRAFT: (CR)
7. ART: (AR)
8. MUSIC: (MU)
14. GAMING: (GA)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the 
A to Z Blog.  

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out 
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh 
Tina @ Life is Good
Damyanti@ Amlokiblogs 
Jeremy @ Being Retro 
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post 

We also have a Facebook page, 
email address is,
and the Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge.

Sign up below and join us for a month of alphabet fun!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And we're off!!

Brian Miller said...

best wishes for your challenge this year....

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You guys have fun this year.

Rusty Carl said...

All signed up and ready to go!

M. J. Joachim said...

Woohoo! Let the sign ups begin...and keep growing and growing and growing... :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

Choose a category? Sheesh. Isn't it enough we have to come up with 26 articles? Lol!

Sounds like you guys and lady guys have it well organized!

Sia McKye Over Coffee

D Biswas said...

Yay, Tina! :) So good to be on the roll again! Hugs, girlfriend, you're gonna rock it with all of us ;)

A Beer For The Shower said...

If we did A-Z with the kind of posts and cartoons we create, we'd do nothing but blog and our families would hate us. We're looking forward to seeing how everyone else's turns out, though. And we're most definitely glad to see you back.

Heather M. Gardner said...

So much fun with all new friends!


Jeremy [Retro] said...

wheels are spinning... good wheels.
did you get and see i updated your logo on the side... like a large fry with your order?

Jeremy [Retro] said...

calendars up... with letters and FAQ. schedule, hopefully right... boing fwip!

Anonymous said...

I'm new to this challenge and I just wanted to say hello.

JoJo said...

Cannot emphasize 'remove the CAPTCHA' enough!!!

Arlee Bird said...

The badges look like they were made for your page--a lot of nice color coordination going on.

So glad you've returned for another go at this A to Z. Don't know what I'd do without you and the rest of the team.

A big thank-you!

An A to Z Co-Host
Tossing It Out

Andrea said...

Here we go again!!!!

Michael Di Gesu said...

HI, Tina,

Congrats on hosting. I know you will do an amazing job!

I hope to participate, but not sure yet. I always go back and forth and end up signing up. LOL.

Last year nearly wiped me out. I take this very seriously and It 100 percent or nothing.

ALL the best!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Awesome badge this year!

Aw man, I forgot to put the category codes on mine. Boooo. Guess I was too excited to get signed up!

Jen Chandler said...

Best of luck in the challenge and in your duties as co-host! Here's to an awesome April!


Silvia Villalobos said...

I am so absolutely there, Tina. Think I'll even have a theme this year. Woo-hoo!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. great to welcome your team Tina on your next post ..

.. but now having been away a few days I see I'm number 326 in the list - this shows that Arlee started something really special.

Cheers to you all .. I have my plan for this year .. it will once again be fun .. Hilary

klahanie said...

Hi Tina,

To you and all the rest involved in the amazing alphabet challenge, have fun and interact.

As for me, the A to Z depresses me so much, I might switch my computer off for the month of April.

Take care, my friend.

Gary :)