I committed an entire month to writing every day except for Sunday through the Blogging A-Z Challenge, which challenges you not only to write, but to write each blog entry with the next consecutive letter of the alphabet. Since April is Autism Awareness Month and I blog about Autism anyway, I made my theme entirely about autism. Surviving the A-Z Challenge may have taken some work, but I did it, and I’m proud of it!
So yeah, I stumbled over the challenge, I admit, but I got every single one of my entries in. Some alphabetic letters went better than others. I got more page views from my blog entry for S (Social Skills: Why Autism Doesn’t Mean My Son is Unfriendly) than I did for my blog entry for X (Dental X-Rays and Our Fight with Plaque). Some days I felt like I was walking through quicksand trying to get them written, but I made it through and actually churned out some good ones, like my blog entry W titled Why Your Family Should Go For Walks.
One of my personal favorites, though? It came from the last post from the month of crazy posting. The letter Z.
I did my best to go around and visit everyone that I could. I’m still trying. I love this awesome idea of seeing so many other bloggers writing so many different things.
But did I achieve my goal of raising autism awareness during my month of blogging? I think so. My pageviews saw a spike from all the writing while I was surviving the A-Z Challenge. More people came in to see what I wrote. I’d do it again!