Monday, May 5, 2014

Reflections on Portlandia A to Z

A-to-Z Reflection [2014]

Now that I'm finished with my second year of the Blogging from A to Z Challenge, I've learned a few things:

  • I'm conscientious and thorough. When I take on a theme, I want to do the subject justice...which means it takes me time to research the topics and my posts are not very short. I want to make sure I include the important details.
  • It might be wise to write well ahead of time instead of cramming it all into April. At the beginning of the month, I was staying a couple of days ahead...but then towards the end, that fell apart! Wouldn't it be great if I wrote the posts a few months out? It would be so much easier. But I live for deadlines...who am I kidding?
  • I learned all sorts of new things about my city, and there's so much more to explore!
  • After two years of challenging and time-consuming themes (Portlandia from A to Z in 2014 and Oh, the Places You'll Go in 2013), I have decided I need to alternate more complicated themes with simpler ones such as favorite books, favorite songs, or favorite musicians. The last two years have been fun though!
  • When I end up cramming in the writing, I haven't had time to visit other blogs. I am happy to report that I did discover a great new blog, Fuzzy Undertones, by Marci, a fellow Portlander (who now lives in Vancouver). I love finding new blogger friends! 

Hope you enjoyed my Portlandia from A to Z!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yay!!! Thanks for mentioning my blog, Marie! I can definitely relate to everything you said in your reflections post, and as I said before, I think alternating between easier and more complex themes is a GREAT idea. I'm totally down with that! Congrats on finishing the Challenge, I'm giving you a virtual high-five! :D