Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A to Z blog challenge.


Ok, so I tried this last year and all hell broke out. My computer committed suicide, and in the process took all of Andy's network down too. Since so many of you have decided to give it a try, I've decided to give it one more shot but this time from home.
My theme is Africa, my Africa. In researching material I've been depressed, elated, shocked and educated. It really has been an experience, to put it mildly. I've written and  scheduled 11 posts in the past 24 hours, quite an achievement for me. 15 still to go, all of which I would like to get finished by Saturday evening so that from Sunday I can concentrate on visiting other bloggers.
Why am I doing this? I suppose it started out by feeling a bit guilty for not participating when so many of my followers are. Now however, I'm doing it because it is forcing me to do research into the subjects I'm writing about, something I'm finding pleasure in, and also because I want to see if I can actually accomplish what I failed to accomplish last time around. I'm also having fun while I do it, that is in itself a good reason to go ahead.
So if I don't come visiting for the next few days please forgive me, I'm kinda busy right now.
Bless you all, wish me luck, Geoff.

28 comments:

  1. Good luck my friend! I'm glad you are doing this. I am not participating as I can't always go visit peoples blogs and it would make me feel very bad. I can only read on good eye days. Days when my eyes allow me to see, even vaguely what others write and even then I have to split up who I visit over a couple of days. So if I don't come see you know it's because my eyes are giving me trouble and as soon as they are back to being normal I will be back.

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  2. Hey crazy lady,
    It's cool, I understand, in fact I would rather say I'm amazed that you still read blogs, and the fact that you make the effort to visit me is humbling indeed.
    May my God reach out and sooth your eyes in a way that only he can.
    Bless you my friend, Geoff.

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  3. I am looking forward to reading your posts!

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  4. After doing the A to Z last year I thought I would do it again this year...but I just don't think I have it in me to commit to blogging on a daily basis right now. But I hope to catch your posts on Africa :)

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  5. This should be interesting. And I'm seeing comments from bloggers that I've never seen before. You must be bringing out the best in them.

    So, those little fingers are just pecking away, huh FFAF? ;)

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  6. We love you, your forgiven. I don't always get to visit everyone..But I still care. I believe we are all the same. Some Bloggers are on-line a lot of the time. I am getting overweight from not getting around enough, so hope to get out into the lovely sunshine today also., Blessings. to ya.

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  7. Wow, your efforts so far sound pretty impressive. I'm so glad that you'll be back with us this year. My link to this post will appear on Saturday in the A to Z Blog Summary.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out

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  8. This is the second time today I heard about the A-Z thing. Maybe someone is trying to tell me something. You are doing great to be so far into it already and your computer hasn't crashed either...lol

    Looking forward to reading about your Africa!

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  9. Sounds like an interesting theme for the Challenge. Good luck!

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  10. I’m just dropping by to say hello! I look forward to seeing the alphabet all over your blog in April!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    nothoughts2small.blogspot.com
    A to Z Co-host
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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  11. I’m just dropping by to say hello! I look forward to seeing the alphabet all over your blog in April!

    Konstanz Silverbow
    nothoughts2small.blogspot.com
    A to Z Co-host
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

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  12. Wishing you the best of luck for this years A-Z. Being prepared before hand makes a huge difference!
    I am looking forward to reading about "your" Africa :)

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  13. My son's doing Africa in school this term, and I really look forward to reading your blog. Will try to leave a comment, but forgive me if I don't.

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  14. I'm a cat person all right! I'm glad to meet you. But the kind of cats I care most about are those big giant ones in YOUR back yard, and their tiny wild cousins.

    I will add you to my reader



    Mimi Torchia Boothby Watercolors

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  15. Good luck! Following back.

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  16. I love the theme! Looking forward to learning about your Africa. Thanks for stopping in at the Write Game to say hi.

    Good luck on AtoZ.

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  17. Hey Geoff, good luck and I hope your computer doesn't burn out this time!

    Really looking forward to your posts and learning about Africa. I've been to Rwanda and it was such a huge culture shock for this UK girl!

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  18. Can't wait to read your blog posts for the April Challenge

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  19. Thanks for dropping by my blog Speak Coffee to Me!

    Good luck with the A to Z challenge!

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  20. Good luck Geoff!

    This is my first time at the A-Z Challenge and I'm looking forward to getting my teeth stuck into it. See you at the end :) Pam

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  21. Geoff, I'm looking forward to learning about Africa! Have fun finishing your posts.

    See you around A to Z.

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  22. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier - I look forward to learning about your Africa.

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  23. I'm stopping by from today's A-Z challenge post. It's almost time! I'm following :)

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  24. Glad to have found you through the A-Z Challenge. Hope you have better luck with your computer this year. I'm your latest follower!

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  25. I'm glad I came across your blog. Africa has become a bit of an interest for me lately.

    Why?

    Because my eldest daughter is leaving for South Africa in less than 48 hours. She's going to the Youth With a Mission (YWAM) program in Worcester, South Africa for at least the next 5 months. I believe she's enrolled in the Troubadour Discipleship Traing Program there.

    Anyway, I look forward to exploring your blog, and maybe hearing your thoughts on YWAM.

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  26. I think what we will be learning from all these blogs will be amazing. I have a mythical view of Africa--the Africa of earlier writers. And just think. . .it's 7:49 PM here but April 1st already in Africa. Good Luck with your blog.

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  27. This is my first time participating in the A to Z challenge and I'm loving the creativity of all the bloggers. Nice job!

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  28. Hey there,Geoff, fellow South African.My first time trying the A-Z and hoping I don't crash and burn. You're living in a lovely spot, I must say. Cheers!

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