It's that time of year to think of spring and the biggest networking opportunity in the blogging world. Today, the signup list for the A to Z Blogging Challenge opens up.
As a writer, we're instructed to build our network and social media presence long before we're ever published. You can read instructions books on how to do and receive lots of advice from more those more experienced than us. But if you're looking for an easy, invigorating and fun way to build your presence online, than A to Z is for you.
The challenge is easy to follow. Simply blog for the entire month of April except for Sundays. April 1st use a word or subject beginning with the letter A. On April 2nd, used letter B and so forth. You can blog about whatever you wish though most participants will chose a theme. You can also label your blog with any of the convenient headings to make sure you draw interest from like-minded bloggers. More instructions and the signup list are available on the blogs of all those working behind the scenes to make this massive undertaking work.
A to Z Blogging Challenge the home base
Arlee Bird @Tossing It Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy @ Hollywood Nuts
Nicole Ayers @ The Madlab Post
Author Stephen Tremp
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian
Matthew MacNish @ QQQE
Zalka Csenge Virag @ The Multicolored Diary
S.L. Hennessy @ Pensuasion
C. Lee McKenzie @ The Write Game
Joy Campbell @ The Character Depot
Susan Gourley @ Susan Says
John Holton @ The Sound of One Hand Typing
Lisa Buie-Collard, Author
There is lots of advice on how to make the A to Z more fun than work. And you don't have to make up your mind on the first day of signups. You have lots of time to think about how you would do it and if it will fit into your schedule. Any of the administrators of the Challenge will gladly answer questions or give advice as will previous year's participants.
Are you game for the A to Z Blogging Challenge this year? Feeling like offering some advice if you're a veteran? Are you following the blogs listed above?
Susan Gourley is a multi-published writer of science fiction romance and epic fantasy. She blogs at Susan Says and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.