Friday, May 6, 2011

A-Z and everything in between

Dear Diary,

I was supposed to do an A-Z follow-up but like my last post stated, I have been without internet. I don't really know what I was expecting from the A-Z challenge, I guess maybe I was looking for something to help me stay motivated. I got so much more. I never really expected people to read my blog, I have not promoted it, I've not told anyone I write it. In fact I make it a point to be very anonymous and to never mention writing a blog around people I know. However getting feed back and support has been amazing. I never realized that someone saying "Hang in there things will change" in reply to a dairy entry could be so powerful. I had a couple followers be for the A-Z challenge and they are wonderful and supportive also, but when other people started following I was amazed at first then humbled that they would take the time to read my thoughts and feelings. Lately I have been feeling that I am not heard and this challenge has made me realize that people are listening, even when I'm venting or strolling down memory lane. Most of the time I don't have insightful things to write about and maybe part of the problem was that I didn't feel what I had to say was worthy of being heard. Fellow challenge participants heard and replied and I got to read their thoughts and feelings. I feel as though I have made friends through this challenge. I want to thank the organizers because this challenge has made a surprising and amazing difference in my blog.

Until next time,


  1. You did well, if you made it through the A to z Challenge.(it was a tough one, at times) I never even gave a thought to a follow-up...good for you.
    I found you with the surprise me button.I'm a new follower. If you get a minute, check out my blog at:

    Kathy at Oak Lawn Images

  2. Happy A-Z challenge completion to you :) It was my first challenge and it was pretty interesting, but a bit tricky to keep up with sometimes.

  3. You write well, and you are often funny. It keeps me checking in!

    Glad to have found you!