Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A to Z Challenge - D

For the A to Z Challenge, I am featuring some awesome bloggers, many of whom are participating in the Challenge. These individuals have offered so much support of my book, CassaStar, and me on my blogger journey. Of course, I’ll be keeping up with the world of movies, music, and pop culture stuff as well! Ninjas are just talented that way...

Dreams are my Reality
Amity is a sweet soul! As her blog title suggests, her posts are dreamy and often filled with visual poetry. Her view on the world contains some magic, so go take a peak. You just might find your day a little brighter.

Donna Hole
Donna pulls no punches and is very devoted to those who follow and comment. She keeps up with the blogfests and always has lists and entries. Donna still has an elephant photo posted for Dezz, which is just cool! Like an elephant, she never forgets to come by and say hey.

And for those participating in the Challenge...

Those of you at the end of the list, do not despair! Many started at the beginning. But not all of us. I started in the middle - or what I thought was the middle - and I am working my way back to you as fast as I can. Just don't give up. You will make some really special friends during the Challenge.
And don't forget - Tron: Legacy comes out today on DVD. The boxed set is mine!!

71 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Good day Alex, didn't realise some started at the end and working backwards, Thanks for the comment, Yes dreams do come true except when going to Nashville and no slide...lol

Yvonne.

Duncan D. Horne said...

I started at the beginning and so far almost 99% of blogs are writing blogs!

Duncan In Kuantan

Laura said...

Morning - thanks for the heads up about two amazing blogs there - looks like I'll be a regular. And I'm off to track down a copy of CassaStar. Have a fab day
Lx

Porky said...

'Dreams are my Reality' is certainly a promising title. It's what it's all about.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks again, Alex, for more cool blogs to check out. :)

Michelle in a shell said...

I'm glad you're taking the time to highlight others because it's a great chance to meet them as well :)

Siv Maria said...

I didn't start anywhere, I am just surprised all the time:) Going to check out those blogs now, thanks.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Will check them out. I'm alternating between hopping about and going in order. A to Z folks will be seeing me pop up in July, probably---late, but finally arriving!

Ocean Girl said...

I don't really hop but definitely return visits. I had to spend time daily to crank-up my brain for a post because I made a last minute decision. I am kinda like that;)

Huntress said...

I worshiped at the altar of Tron back in the eighties. It is still breathtaking despite all the improvements in special effects.

The new version is on my list of ‘buys’. Or is that True Grit? LOL. Jeff Bridges = versatile actor.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, I will personally come find a slide for you next time!

Duncan, keep going - the variety begins around #400 or so.

Laura, thank you!! I appreciate that.

Thanks Elizabeth and Michelle.

Lisa, they will appreciate it even then!

Huntress, I'll take both.

Cheree said...

I'm just randomly clicking on the list to see where I end up. It's working so far.

And, I love Tron.

damyantiwrites said...

I cannot stand any sort of order even when I myself impose it, so I'm going at it at random, always giving priority to those who comment. I also pick links off twitter with the #atozchallenge, getting my daily dose at http://paper.li/tag/atozchallenge

Thanks to you guys, met some lovely bloggers, my readership is up by 80 per cent, and comments are up by... I don't know.... 200 per cent. I love A-Z, and hope it is even bigger next year...the Nano of Blogging! :D

Jessica Bell said...

So great of you to showcase your supporters! You're a pretty big supporter yourself! :o)

Jessica @ The Alliterative Allomporph

Alison Stevens said...

I started at the blogs around me on the list, since I figured everyone would start at the beginning. Holy almost 1300 participants, Batman!

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

I love that you highlight blogs each day. Such a great idea for the A-Z blogfest!

Old Kitty said...

Yay for these fabulous blogs!!!! They sound just adorable and perfectly lovely! Yay!

The boxes are yours, I'll just keep what's inside, heh heh! Take care
x

Maurice Mitchell said...

Went to "Dreams..." and "Donna.." this morning. So many new blogs to visit!

iZombie said...

thanks for the bloggy places and updates.
and reminding me about tron!
jeremy

Amity said...

Hi Alex,

Oh gosh, thanks for featuring me here...and oh yes, I do feel guilty, I haven't been able to start or have taken part in the A-Z challenge...:)

As if an excuse, I took part in a university graduation yesterday being an Alumni President and a son is graduating in high school and I just arrive from the ceremonies, then I saw your comment and hurried here!

I may not perfect the A-Z Challenge, but yes, I will soon be penning what would inspire me after a very hectic week and which will continue to be hectic since our grand alumni homecoming is at hand!

Excuses, excuses, I hate it but Alex, A-Z I wish not to miss!

Again, I felt so overwhelmed being again featured today in your blog! Thank you so much!

P.S. A very good blogger friend of mind kept on sending me books which I can read when i will have time soon: Sheldon, Austen and Brown's Lost Symbol a couple of days back which I received from the mailbox...now I may as well request that I be sent a Cassastar na...:)

Will tell you once I will have a copy of it!

See you soon in A-Z Challenge! :)

Amity

Tony Payne said...

Nice to see other writers featured, great idea for an article.

Emily White said...

Those look like some great blogs! Thanks for sharing! :)

AlexOngNYC said...

Alex from Breakfast Every Hour was here.

Matthew MacNish said...

I love Donna, but I don't know Amity. I'm off to fix that.

Dafeenah said...

Thanks for sharing these everyday! I have found some amazing blogs through this challenge!

Dafeenah

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm seeing a lot of bloggers new to me, here. Thanks!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

damy - NaNo of blogging. I like that!

Jessica, I try.

Alison, that was a good plan.

Thanks, Nicole.

Thanks, Maurice - I'm sure they appreciated it.

Amity, you are most welcome. And the Alumni President! What an honor. And I am honored that you want to read CassaStar - thank you.

Dafeenah, that's what it's all about.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Alex, I'm so glad I joined, even though I'm towards the bottom of the list. I've already met a handful of new blog friends and I love their blogs and comments, too. This is really a great community!

Stephen Tremp said...

I'm very familiar with Donna Hole but Dreams are my Reality is new. I'll stop by and check it out.

Ivy Bliss said...

Alex, thanks for stopping by my blog yesterday!
And thanks for listing some of the people participating. I will check out their blogs.
~Ivy
www.visionsoftlycreeping.blogspot.com

Monti said...

Alex, I started in the middle as well, but then I ran into several who weren't posting so I went back to the beginning.

Thanks for this challenge!
Monti

NotesAlongTheWay

Karen Walker said...

I started at the beginning, so it will take awhile to get to the whole list, if at all possible.
Karen

The Book Gatherer said...

What a great idea - I love coming across new blogs of course but always great to get some recommendations!
Have a fun April :)

The Yard Bard said...

I should send you a finder's fee cake for bringing these nifty blogs to my notice. Between night shift and a three-year-old, there's not much time for scouting around. Good choices!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I'm going to visit each and every last blog on the list even if it takes me until the end of May!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mary, I'm working my way towards the end!

Hey Ivy! I'm trying not to forget all of my buddies.

Monti, they seem to be everywhere.

Book Gatherer, thanks.

Yard Bard, that's what I am doing every day for the Challenge.

You go, Jeffrey! I'm determined to do it before the month is over.

Hope said...

hi Alex! I started at the end but now I'm randomly clicking. just thought I'd let you know that I'm enjoying this challenge very much!

thank you

Donea Lee said...

I've been by Donna's, but I'll have to check out Amity. Thanks for pointing me to some other awesome blogs. And I hope the "surprise me" a-z button gets me to some great blogs at the end of the participant list!

Talli Roland said...

Great Ds, Alex!

Nf1andprek-whisper said...

still jealous you have 40 comments... I get 10 at most >LOL but you are a writer.. famous.. and you work very hard to comment... and I want to but get caught up being a mother of a 5 year old.. I went to visit both blogs.. thanks.. I enjoyed them.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope, glad you are!

Donea, I bet it will.

Wasabi, don't worry about amounts - enjoy those who visit.

Marcus said...

This is a unique idea for the challenge, or so it seems to me. You must have made quite a few contacts to have bloggers for every letter of the alphabet, wow.

M Pax said...

I started at 600. The list seems to get longer by the day. :-O May take me until July to get through it. But the challenge is fun.

Kris Yankee said...

I have been using the Surprise Me! button and have been able to visit so many blogs (sometimes twice!). I'm thankful to you and those who are hosting this challenge. It has gotten me out of my comfort zone.

Julie Jordan Scott said...

This is my first visit to your blog, Alex, and I am grateful I found you today via the AtoZchallenge. I decided to roll through the blog feed as I had a few moments to visit and meet some new AtoZchallenge friends.

Looking forward, onward and upward!

My D is for (anti)Drivel! LOL

Ellen said...

Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I signed up for the A-Z challenge, but my time became to challenging. I may rethink it though; I love what everyone is writing about.

I'm your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. ~ Ellen

Lauracea said...

You do a great job showing us which blogs to follow. I'm off... (Love today's title too).

Hey! Just before I go - I'm on vampires with a twist today. Is that more your line? (How does she make a blog post about vampires begin with "D" do I hear you ask?)

Clarissa Draper said...

Some great blogs!

Áine Tierney said...

Thanks for the highlighting some blogs! It really is hard to get around to so many blogs, but I've already come across a couple of really wonderful blogs that I know I'll be keeping in contact with.

Bz said...

Thank you for sharing these links :) I'm off to check them now! It's very kind of you to do that :) I really enjoy the whole challenge - and I hope everyone makes it to the end!! :)

Olivia J. Herrell said...

I keep hitting the Surprise Me button and have met some cool bloggers. Donna is the best, yes. I'm clicking over now to meet Amity.

that rebel, Olivia

D said...

Found you through the challenge, too.

Nicole said...

I started with random choices and then went to the beginning and then tried to work backwards near the end but much like Duncan mentioned, the writing blogs seem to dominate, which is fine :) but I write all day long so when I need a break, getting through this challenge can seem like a daunting task when faced with 100% writing, all day and all night.

The surprise me function has brought me to some gems and I'm going to get in the middle to try and find that variety you mentioned!

The Madlab Post

India Drummond said...

I started at number 500, but I have been going to quite a few from the twitter hashtag too.

I'm really enjoying going to so many types of blogs, but I admit there are a couple I've skipped for ideological reasons.

Angela Felsted said...

I tried to start in the middle too. Glad your highlighting these great blogs.

N. R. Williams said...

I started at the end, the first end and then the second end, but I haven't made it to the third end. I will...
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Marcus, and it was tough to choose.

Kris and Julie, that's great!

Thanks, Ellen!

Bz, bet you're having fun.

Nancy, that's funny.

Cherie Reich said...

I love how you are featuring bloggers for your A to Z challenge. That's fantastic!

Gregg said...

Very selfless thing to do to promote the blogs of others. Cudo's to you! I will check both of them out.


Gregg Metcalf
Colossians 1:28-29

Gospel-driven Disciples

Copyboy said...

Looks like Donna hole is my type of gal from a blogsphere perspective of course.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choices for D! :)

I still haven't seen Tron - gotta do that one of these days...

RaShelle said...

Hey Alex! Thanks for the heads up on the D bloggers. They're awesome.

Arlee Bird said...

I like seeing the other bloggers getting this recognition. I started at the beginning, but I haven't been getting very far with the consecutive listings since I've been mostly responding to my comments of which a great many have been coming from bloggers at the end of the list. I sure have come upon a lot of new bloggers!


Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Holly Ruggiero said...

I jump every day. I pick an arbitrary point and tackle as many as possible – did 40 one day.

The Words Crafter said...

I haven't seen the original Tron! Yikes!!!

I'm all over the list. It's just plain fun!

Love Donna already. Gonna go check out Dreams!

Donna Hole said...

I loved Tron the first time; it looks just as cool now. Can't wait to see it.

You're awesome Alex, thanks for spotlighting me. I can't wait to check out Dreams :)

Oh, ant the elephants? They're mine now :)

.......dhole

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Cherie and Gregg, thanks.

Lee, the comments are coming from everywhere!

Holly, that's great!

Words, you're not missing much with the first Tron.

You are welcome, Donna.

Sarah Mäkelä said...

I've hopped around to different blogs using the "Surprise Me" button, but now I'm going in order (for a while at least).

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

I totally remember my dad taking me to see the first Tron. (Mom wouldn't go). Could we share the DVD set???

Jamie (Mithril Wisdom) said...

I've decided to comment from newest for a bit and then switch to comment on the oldest for a bit. It helps to lower the growing pile :P

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Her Highness, you can have the BluRay first if I get the digital copy for my iPad!

Jamie, hopefully it's not growing anymore!