It's been a few days since the A to Z challenge ended and I wanted to write my reflections on the challenge in general.
Overall, I really had a great time! I love having a completed cross stitch piece at the end of the challenge and I'm already planning on doing this again next year! I also have a nifty little badge to show off on my blog. Yay!
Things I have learned include:
1. If I stick with doing another alphabet, I'm going to try to keep to one figure/character per letter. The OUAT Alphabet was great, I love it, but all the double characters got a bit overwhelming some days.
2. I plan on starting the stitching a little earlier than I did this year. Life happens, especially with a husband and two young children, and it would be nice to have a little more breathing room than I did when I did the challenge this year with completing the stitching every day. The blogging daily was never an issue for me, I do that anyway. It was the stitching that proved the most difficult challenge!
3. I need to do a better job of visiting other blogs (again, something that would benefit by me getting a little bit ahead with the stitching), but I had some difficulty with doing that this time partially because of the time, but also because I would lose track of where I stopped surfing when blogs were removed from the list and I also wanted to visit blogs that piqued my interest by the topic in general first. While everyone was supposed to indicate what type of blog they have on the linky list on the A to Z Blogging Site, the majority really didn't. I'd love to see that be a required field for the linky list next year. It would make it easier to hit the blogs I really want to see among the several hundred first.
I think that's about it at this point. I've started bookmarking patterns for possible use next year, and I'm already well into my next challenge. We'll see what happens next year!
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Until next year!