This was my second year participating in the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge. I found this challenge last year by searching on the web for things blog related. At first I hesitated to sign up, being a new blogger I didn’t know if I would fit in with all the more successful and talented bloggers. I decided to accept this challenge and I am glad that I did! Many bloggers took me under their wing and made me feel that I belonged.
This year I decided to go with the theme of charities/organizations. At first I wasn’t sure if this was a good idea but I soon learned that many bloggers loved the idea.
Unfortunately, a few days into the challenge while walking home I fell. Right on my face! When people say “eat dirt” I now know exactly what they mean. I ended up twisting my left ankle, tore up my right leg, and fractured my right elbow. So this years challenge really became a challenge for me!
When my son helped me off the ground the first thing I said to him when I realized I couldn’t use my right arm to get myself up was, “Something is wrong with my right arm. How am I going to participate in the A-to-Z Challenge now?” The nurses and doctor at the hospital all had to listen to “I have a writing challenge I have to finish, I am so upset.” When I got home everyone who called had to hear about how disappointed I was at the possibility of not being able to type to finish the challenge. But determination kicked in. I really think that if I had fractured both my elbows I would have continued this challenge by typing with my nose. Can you tell I’m very dedicated to this challenge..lol
Since I am right handed I now have to live in a left handed world and it’s not easy! Since I don’t pre-write any of my challenge posts it was really hard to use my left hand only on the keyboard. Using my left arm all the time made it sore, probably because I never used it as much as I do now.
The pain was pretty bad at times. Pain medications made me drowsy. So my blogging time was cut considerably. I knew I couldn’t do all the things that I wanted to do so I had to put most of my effort into my posts and did what I could to read, comment and like the posts of others. I did the best I could under the circumstances.
I’m not happy with some of my posts as I couldn’t put the effort into them like I wanted to. As soon as my elbow heals I will be going back to edit them.
THANK YOU to all who took the time to read, comment, and like my blog posts. And also to those who decided to follow my blog. It’s much appreciated. I know I am behind in doing the same (last time I looked I had 13, 000 email) but I will be catching up little by little.
I really have no complaints. This is by far the BEST blogging challenge online! The people are awesome! THANK YOU to the A-to-Z team and all the wonderful bloggers that make April a much more exciting and fun month.
With much sadness I say good-bye to the Blogging From A-to-Z Challenge 2015. The month went by too quickly! I wish all those who participated in this challenge a very happy and successful year.