Every April, the blogging world braces for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. This year the signup is March 5.
The premise is simple. On April 1 your blog title and subject begins with "A". On April 2 "B". On April 3, "C". And so forth, with (almost) every Sunday off.
It sounds easy. It isn't, especially when you have to come up with topics for several letters (X, I'm talking to you).
I have five days to decide if I want to join this year. I've participated the last three years (and survived), and it's been enjoyable for me. There are a number of bloggers I read regularly who are also survivors.
I even had a topic planned for this year (I'm not telling what, in case I do sign up.)
But life is intervening, and I am not sure I can make it through. In fact, it will probably take me a week to visit the blogs of all the wonderful people who visited me yesterday. I've just about stopped commenting on comments to my blog, which, in the blogging world, is not "cool". I'm not going to have the time to prewrite many of my posts, which is the key to success.
A to Z requires a LOT of participation. You visit many blogs. You hope many blogs visit you.
It's all about community.
So, do I want to do it anyway? Or try and have to quit?
Today, I am going to take an informal poll: are you planning to participate in A to Z this year?
It won't influence my decision - but I am just curious.
I'm looking forward to hearing from you.