Last week, I posted an advance notice of exciting news about The 2017 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. That teaser got me wondering what we would learn.
Well, the waiting is over and the announcement has been made, HERE.
Not what I thought, but it seems logical. Some bloggers might need to adjust their schedules, but I believe that is feasible.
Read the announcement, then let me know what you think below.
Decided it was easier without the list, which drained everyone.
It made total sense, especially if it drained people. I have to admit that I rarely used it as following so many of the participants, plus I had visitors that I add each year. Thanks, Alex.
I heard many bloggers complaining about the lack of a list, some even said they are unsure they will partecipate.
Personally, I think there always comes a time when things need to be changed and I understand that the work of the organisers was huge. Last year’s list was a monster and by the end of the challenge it was some 20% shorter, because of blogs who weren’t active.
Personally, I don’t think the solution is that bad. There are lots of ways to keep track of something. Last year I relied mostly on my Feedly feed to keep track of the blogs I was interested in, and on Twitter for finding new blogs. I seldom used the list.
I don’t think having to post my entry to the AtoZ blog will take more than a couple minutes. That’s totally manageble.
Have you already decided about your theme, Roland? I have 🙂
The lack of a list may frustrate a few people but in my case, I link either via the visitors to my site, or to A to Z bloggers that I follow, or via the relevant page on Facebook. That is as many as I can visit. I use that strategy for the monthly IWSG posts – IWSG and A to Z are linked groups.
As for my 2017 theme, Sarah, I have two options: (i) a North Wales theme to tie in with my Snowdonia mysteries; or (ii) alternative history what ifs that tie in with my Viking Age novel.
Any suggestions are welcome. I’ve started making list for both.