Sunday, 6 April 2014

A-Z Challenge Withdrawal

Sorry to say, I am withdrawing from this year's A-Z Challenge.

Why?

After blogger naffed up I'm a day behind, and with my work schedule getting me home by 2035hrs of an evening by the time I've changed, washed/showered, eaten food and settled down it is practically time for me to hit the sack in readiness for the following day's work cycle to start over again.

I'm also lacking the 'feel' for the A-Z this year and have noted many stalwart bloggers have also skipped this year. Sorry people, it just isn't happening for me this time round. My apologies, but I have to be true to myself on this one.

Good luck to the rest of you. I shall be taking down my A-Z posts over the next few days.

18 comments:

  1. Totally understandable. Besides, blogging should be fun. Not one more thing we HAVE to do at the end of our day. Or whenever we want to post.

    Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    1. Many thanks for your supportive and understanding words, and also thank you for joining us around the open hearth :)

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  2. Sure thing. My husband (Tim from Gothridge Manor), told me about your post, so I thought I would pop in.

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  3. I totally understand. I didn't try knowing what load I had at work and home.

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  4. I am teetering on the edge of quitting, though I'm having fun putting my posts together. There is just so much to do and I'm not feeling the love this year - hardly any comments from new folks. Ah well.

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    1. Agreed. When I first took part in 2012 folks seemed to be buzzing with it, but the overall vibe this year is very mediocre at best, if not flat.

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    2. Sorry to hear it hasn't been a great challenge for you. Maybe next year.

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  5. Sorry to hear about your withdrawal but I completely agree, blogging shouldn't be so stressful or something that must be done. I'd drop it too if it weren't for the nature of my theme that everything is prewritten. I don't know how folks can do the pantser thing with something like this! Anyway, thanks for introducing me to it to begin with! Though I'm sorry too to hear it hasn't been worth many peoples' while-- things have been coming along okay for me, though I am unsure if I'd do it again next year. I guess we shall see!

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  6. oh and oops, meant to comment from my other profile.. oh well!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by regardless - apologies for the late reply, but I've been without proper internet for some time and iPhones (or at least mine) refuse to let me post on blogger.

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  7. Oh yes, it's no good doing these things if they're a burden. But I'm looking foward to your next post, Mark

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  8. How are you finding, Facebook. I like it, but it's a bit relentless. Also I haven't worked out what the criteria are, so I always feel a bit lost.

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  9. Bummer. Sorry to see you go.

    Stopping by from the #atozchallenge !
    @JLenniDorner

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    1. Appreciate you stopping by - posted on your blog in reply. Keep up the good work :0)

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    1. I hope so - thank you for stopping by. I have also replied on your blog. Thank you again :)

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  11. It sounds like a pretty frenetic time for you, I can't imagine trying to fit A to Z into such a full schedule.

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    1. Throw into the mix trying to find a new home to live in whilst living with family - stress is a funny beast that comes in many shapes and forms. Mine is a tiny gremlin called 'Bert'.

      Thank you for dropping by the open hearth. I'll take great pleasure in visiting you site very soon.

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