When I signed up for the #AtoZChallenge with less than 20 posts on my blog, I had no clue what to expect. Now that I am on the other bank of the river, I am just glad I did. This challenge has helped me experiment a lot as a newbie writer. I have ventured into multiple avenues. Interviewing and featuring women at work was inspiring. Poetry, hmmm, yeah, I tried a bit of that too. Acknowledging women in my life was fulfilling for both them as well as me. I even dabbled with a bit of flash fiction.
So, what would I have done different..
If I had had more experience, if I had known any better, if my aim was to create an ebook: I would have narrowed down the theme a little bit more. Probably, stuck only to interviews with 26 “women at work” or 26 inspirational women. “If’s and but’s’ aside I feel truly ecstatic with where I have journeyed to through this challenge.
I thought of skipping writing about blogs I discovered during the challenge, for I know I might leave out and offend some very good bloggers. But instead, I decided to apologize here in case I missed you out. So here goes the list:
Chandini, Thank you for making me aware of the challenge and inspiring me to sign up.
Shailaja was like a guiding light. If you ever want to know what to do, and what not to do in blogging: she is your gal. Her google sheet helped me visit more blogs than I would have otherwise.
Can I please choose a favorite? A story without a start, without an end, and not even in order. What are the protagonist’s names, where they are from, what do they do? Nah, you won’t know any of that. However, you will be made to feel something in each and every post and will know how “they” felt. If you ever decide to write a book, Sreesha, I will definitely read it.
If you want to be filled with some goodness of heart and feel that the world is not such a bad place, after all, Dr.Roshan‘s posts will inject you with some kindness.
Here is one which I hope will be completed and made into a book in the near future, Women in Indian mythology by Aditi.
Had enough of love and mushiness? Up your Criminal intent with Shilpa.
A writer’s arsenal is her words. Cynthia brought me never-heard-before words from different languages. Sadly I don’t remember any of them, but the stories behind each of the words were so well-crafted that I had to go back for more.
And sometimes you end up discovering something unexpected and enjoy it: Sciency words with J.S.Pailly.
Also, I have bookmarked Upsana‘s series about Minimalism for future reading and implementation in my own life.
And, I enjoyed the journey of her wonderful travels with Shalini.
That’s all Folks! You can read all of my posts from the #AtoZChallenge here. Thanks to all those who read me throughout this challenge. Oh, I almost forgot! I should definitely thank my husband who played multiple roles in the completion of this challenge as the idea-machine, sounding board, and constant encourager. Also, my mom who actually gave me the time and mind-space(by taking care of my little one in critical times) to write. Now moving on to other things.