Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Reflections #AtoZChallenge 2024 and #IWSG Distractions

Reflecions 2024 #AtoZChallenge #AtoZChallenge2024 badge1

I have won because all of my posts are posted. (There were some issues getting a few to post at the intended times.) I wish I had pre-scheduled all of them like I usually do, but life didn't work out. I did visit and comment on about 80 blogs in April.
  • Do you believe your blog saw an increase in traffic and comments during April 2024?

#AtoZChallenge 2024 @JLenniDorner stats
Yes. Not as much as in previous years, though.

  • Did you check the MasterList to be sure your entry was correct?
  • Will you do the challenge again next year?
  • Have you followed the social media of the A to Z Challenge?
  • What was your favorite comment left by another A to Z participant on your blog during the challenge? 🏆
This one, on the first day, is probably my favorite from the month.

Erin Penn comment @JLenniDorner blog
  • Did any other A to Z participant make you and your blog feel especially valued this year?
Yes. Ronel, our wonderful graphics person. Her comments really got me through this year. 
Also, a huge thanks and shout-out to Natalie Aguirre, Locksley, Timothy S. Brannan, Frewin55, Donna B. McNicol, and TWW for your comments.
  • Do you have a favorite blog that you found during the challenge this year?
Yes. A history blog with ancient coins. Love it! @CoinOfNote
  • Do you feel you had a positive impact on the Blogging Community during the hop?
Yes, I hope so!
  • Did you invite or encourage any other bloggers to join the challenge?
  • Will you consider doing the challenge again next year?
Yes, you betcha! 

WINNER badge #AtoZChallenge 2024

#AtoZChallenge2024 J Lenni Dorner theme

#AtoZChallenge 2024
Please check out the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

Shout-out to Alex and the awesome co-hosts for today: Victoria Marie Lees, Kim Lajevardi, Nancy Gideon, and Cathrina Constantine!

May 1 question - How do you deal with distractions when you are writing? Do they derail you?

I hate distractions. "I love you, but leave me alone for an hour." 
Yup, they derail me, especially if I have to do something about the distraction. If whatever the distraction is can be done in less than five minutes, I'm fine. Any longer, it'll take me out of my mindset.