Friday, April 30, 2010

Z End!

Completing the A-Z Challenge from Arlee at Tossing it Out

Today is Z - Z End!

This is the last post in the challenge. I won't go into everything I've learned here - I will save that for Monday's post at Arlee's site.

However, I want to thank all the awsome new blogger friends I've found as a result of this challenge. I hope we can continue exchanging thoughts and encouragements long after the challenge is over!

Thank you -
Jamie at Mithril Wisdom
Summer at And This Time Concentrate!
Yvonne at Welcome to my World of Poetry
B. Miller at B. Miller Fiction
Shannon at Faith, Hope, and Love
Will at Fatherhood & Other Common Terrors
Beth at Beth: A Work in Progress
Raquel at Raquel Byrnes
Rayna at Coffee Rings Everywhere
Melody at Melody’s Musings
Kierah at Kierah Jane Reilly
Grammy at Blabbin’ Grammy
CC at CC’s Chronicles
Carol at Carol’s Corner
Hart at Confessions of A watery Tart
Mary at Mary McDonald Has The Write Stuff
And 1 Wasabi Mommy

If I have missed anyone in the challenge who's been a regular commentor, I apologize! And if you are following me because of the challenge but I've not followed you back, please let me know - I gained twenty followers in one week alone and I probably missed a few.

Thank you everyone, and a big thanks to Arlee!

And on that note - I am taking the weekend off! I'll be checking in now and then - it's a habit now - but my next post isn't until Monday morning.


Will Burke said...

Thanks for t he shout-out! I'm glad we had this opportunity to connect!

Liza said...

Congratulations! Great challenge and you should be proud for accomplishing it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Me too, Will.

And some of the letters really made me rack my brain, but it was fun.

Summer Frey said...

I thought you did a great job with continuity! Much better than I. :-)

Hannah said...

You guys did a great job!! Woo-hoo!! Congratulations on reaching Z-End...very clever. ;)

India Drummond said...

I didn't see this challenge until it was well under way, but it looked like fun! I'll have to try and catch it next time!

Matthew MacNish said...

This has been so awesome. I just wish I had known you all in the beginning and become involved. Oh well, it's still been really great getting to read everyone's different posts.

Thanks for sharing Alex!

Today's guest blogger is The Alliterative Allomorph!

DEZMOND said...

Can't wait to see what will you write about from Monday on :))

Have a nice weekend, and do everything I wouldn't ;)

Unknown said...

Congrats on completing the challenge! I see bloggers on this list I haven't met yet -- off to do that now!

Have a great and restful weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Summer, you did great!

India, I highly recommend it.

Well we all have new friends now, Matthew.

Dez, Monday will be the post about what we learned from the challenge - then it's back to business as usual. Which will be more of the same from me.

Nicole, I'm just gonna chill this weekend.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Clever use of "Z"

Helen Ginger said...

I didn't participate in the challenge, but I definitely applaud all who did! Y'all were amazing.

Straight From Hel

Unknown said...

Thanks for the mention and I had a great time doing the challenge and wondering what others were going to come up with for the letters.


It's been a real pleasure reading your post every day Alex and I will continue now the challenge is over.

Have a lovely week-end.


Melody said...

Thanks for the shout out and all of your comments on my blog. See you Monday! :)

L. Diane Wolfe said...

You did it!

Lydia Kang said...

Congrats on finishing your challenge! Hooray!

Have a wonderful, well-deserved weekend!

Survivormama said...

Alex, thanks for all the encouragement you have given me during this challenge...I feel I made a new friend in you! Thanks for the shoutout, I will be keeping in touch!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, Meloday, Shannon, and everyone - we will stay in touch!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! on completing the A-Z challenge. Your hard work paid off, you made a lot of friends and had a successful mnth.

Southpaw said...

You did it! I've been so impressed with all the bloggers who participated in this challenge.

Raquel Byrnes said...

Its been a pleasure getting all my tech and media info here...I'll be back.

Lola Sharp said...

You rocked it, Alex.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, guys - and gals!

Talli Roland said...

Well done for getting through the challenge! You certainly made it interesting!

Have a great relaxing weekend.

Tahereh said...

woo hoo! it's so awesome that you've made it all the way through! congrats!

hope you have an awesome weekend :D

Cheeseboy said...

Congratulations on finishing. I have enjoyed this series to get to know you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I didn't miss a day!

Hope I've kept you entertained, Cheesboy. Just don't expect me to ever get in a dumpster.

Hart Johnson said...

Very clever, Alex, and thank YOU, too!

Marvin D Wilson said...

"Z End" lol, I love it!

The Old Silly

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on completing the challenge - I really enjoyed your posts throughout :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're welcome, Watery Tart!

Thanks Marvin and Jemi!

Ella said...

Hi Alex,
I look forward to reading your book, this Fall! I hope it is a major
success! Thanks for visiting me and
all your interesting tidbits!

So many unique, wonderful writers in this group, it makes me want to give it a go. I have so much more respect for writers; I did anyway, but now seeing the other side of the coin! Thanks for sharing so much~

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thanks, Ellie - I'm thrilled you want to read CassaStar!
Perhaps you should give it a try. Part of being a good writer is being a good reader as well.

Arlee Bird said...

Alex, it's really gratifying to see this list that you say came about due to the challenge--that is really cool! Of course a big credit goes to you for all of the commenting you constantly did. That was proof of how to gain new followers and make new blog friends. You made the system work and perhaps other will learn from your example.

Great job in blogging from A to Z and now onward!

Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Thank, Lee! Just gave it my all.

Grammy said...

Congrats, Alex, on a job well done! Thank you for the shout out. I will be back and often and keep in touch with you. Thanks, too, for being such a great commenter on my postings. You are one cool dude!

Adele said...

This is a nuts challenge, i've really enjoyed your posts.

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Alex you are great! A great poster, friend , follower, and commentor. Congrats on the challenge and I'll be keeping up with you. So it's not Z End. LOL

Unknown said...

thanks for the sci-fi shout out, I enjoyed getting to know you. I hope we still check eachother out, are you doing ARlee's music challenge?? do you take your own photography? I am having a photo challenge this month of my own, if you do.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Grammy, you know I will continue to visit your blog.

Hagelrat, it was a bit nuts!

Thanks, Debra. It's not really the end.

Lisa, I will participate in the music challenge. Not a photographer, though. Thanks and I will continue to comment on your site.

Natasha said...

Thanks for the shout out, Alex.
Was wonderful meeting you too, and will continue to follow you. Even during April, I did not comment as much as I could have done, so you may not get many comments from me. But ever post will be read!

Jamie Gibbs said...

Thanks for the mention :D I'm pretty sure it was through you that I heard about the blogging challenge, and so I thank you again. Can't wait to do it again!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're welcome, Jamie. There will be so many people participating next time I'm sure.