Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Meet Tina's Terrific Team For The #atozchallenge 2014



 Please welcome this year's Tina's Terrific Team!

Here's a little sound bite about each of them so you can begin to get to know them. I'd ask a favor of you this week, though. Please go visit them and say “hi” and “Best of luck, I hear Tina is really bossy.”

Andrea was an amazing minion last year and has graciously agreed to subject herself to my impossible demands for a second year. I'm thrilled to have this spunky gal back. She blogs at Maybe It's Just Me which it's absolutely not. She reads my mind and is “you better not be trying to swallow right now” hysterical. Her angsty 80's music theme was a big hit last year. Can't wait to see what she's got for us this year!

Hilary Melton-Butcher is a tireless worker is returning for more tireless behind the scenes work. Her energy so well spent results in a beautiful blog about history and travel and tradition, and it's always a treat to read her Positive letters...inspirational stories... That kind of work ethic translates well into her role here. She's also a dear friend, and we've made the connections strong despite an ocean between us.

jenn griffin joins the team for the first time! Boy, she has no idea what she's gotten herself into, but she will soon. She blogs at QUIRKY PICKINGS where she's brutally honest, and amazingly adept with the turn of a phrase. Or in her own words, “smart. serious. snarky.” Her blogging name is“criticalcrass.” She hates capital letters...but will talk to you anyway :-) I adore her.  All that snark hides one of the kindest hearts I've met.

Jo has been reading my blog almost from the very beginning five years ago, and is just a delightful friend to have. We have a lot in common, and I'm thrilled she'll be mine this year as she is a veteran minion (and we mean that in the kindest, most movie-reference sort of way, by the way). I poached her from a non-returning co-host. She writes Jo on Food, My Travels, and a Scent of Chocolate from the heart, plus there's always a fabulously tempting recipe at the end. 

JoJo is another brave soul, back for a second year. We've become close through not just blogging but also facebook where we banter a lot. She's the queen of the craft project, which you'll see plenty of at Tahoma Beadworks and Photography. She an amazing photographer, too. She's funny, honest, and a great friend. 

Kate is another piece of fresh meat, I mean new team member who will soon know the meaning of late night blogging work. We met during last year's Challenge and have been blogging buddies ever since. Her blog, Another Clean Slate, is fun, varied, and always 100% honest. The positive attitude and grateful heart of this spunky chick from Boston will be a huge asset to our team.

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It's not too late to become a minion for another co-host. Some of our new ones (and we have four newbies this year) don't know as many candidates, so please, if you're at all interested in working behind the scenes, go to Blogging from A to Z April Challenge  and volunteer.  That blog (which you should follow if you're participating) has all the details.

Thanks SO MUCH ladies for being brave and stepping behind the scenes off stage...it's an eye-opener, and the cast parties are always great!


~Tina

P.S If you're not a Challenge participant, we'd still love your support and we made a special badge for you.



22 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Tina's team! Welcome to the chaos. I mean fun. Really!!
I have nine and just need one more. Need to go back and check comments as I'm sure there were several more offers.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Tina .. pleasure to be along for the ride - and you have some friends here .. old friends already, new ones to be ... I'll get across and say hi ... to all concerned ..

Here's to Tina's Team ... cheers to you all - Hilary

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Honored to have been included amongst your team, Tina!

M. J. Joachim said...

Such a nice team, Tina! Welcome one and all :)

Supporter badges are all the rage these days, especially if you have more than one blog and don't want to enter them all in the Challenge :)

JoJo said...

Lookin forward to working with you again this year and with my fellow minionmates!

criticalcrass said...

hah. see you could write something after all. i couldn't figure out what to say. you did good. thank you.

Brian Miller said...

sounds like have built a pretty cool team there...and i def think having a team is the best approach...no one can do it all....best wishes to the challenge...

Jeremy [Retro] said...

when the heck did i make a supporter badge.. i really cannot remember, tears are running down my face.

nice team... it's all coming together nicely...

Andrea said...

Well thank YOU and you're welcome! ;)

Rusty Carl said...

Looks like you've assembled a team that can propel your campaign to the top!

Wait, I just came from a political blog. My head wasn't in this. Let's try again.

Congrats on your group of minions. I hope your quest to dominate all life in the galaxy meets with great success...

Dammit. I'm doing it again.

Sigh. I'll just visit a few folks on your list. Thanks for doing your part this year too.

Runner 5 said...

Looks like a great team! I know Hilary has been blogging for a long time, I'm pretty sure it was a link she posted years ago that helped me find AtoZ.

Andrew Leon said...

I take it you have taken Minion language classes and can now understand that garbled stuff they speak? I'm not sure I'd trust having Minions working for me.

Jo said...

Grabbled suft Andrew?

Thanks for the welcome Tina. Pleased to be on board. Hi to the rest of you and will make sure to visit asap. Life has got on top of me a bit lately.

Tina was it you who, last year, posted how to make a signature to leave on People's blogs. Very useful for A to Z.

klahanie said...

All the best to you and your team, Tina. I hope you all have fun.

My support has been my previous satire postings about the alphabet challenge. No thank you to the badge, my friend.

Gary :)

DAVID WALSTON said...

Looks like you will have lots of fun!

ayjay said...

Hi Tina's Team! Have fun this year - I will miss you ladies! <3

P V Ariel said...
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Jo said...

I suggest that Shannon post that again it was very useful. I kept my signature, but some of the new people may not have the information.

Jo said...

I suggest that Shannon post that again it was very useful. I kept my signature, but some of the new people may not have the information.

Tina said...

We will definitely have another post about how to make hyperlink signatures, but meanwhile, you can read last year's here:

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2013/01/blogging-basics-hyperlink-signature.html

~Tina

P V Ariel said...

Congrats to the new team members!
Go ahead
Keep up the good work
Best Regards
Ex.team member of TTT
Have a happy blogging time ahead.

Tina said...

link testing...

JO ON FOOD, MY TRAVELS AND A SCENT OF CHOCOLATE