The ABC’s of Relationships…the eBook

As I discussed in the reflection post for the A to Z Blog Challenge I participated in the entire month of April, I will be taking the posts I created for each letter and publishing them in an eBook.

As of now, all 26 of those posts are  no longer visible on my blog. It is almost as if I didn’t blog at all in the month of April, when in reality I blogged everyday with the exception of Sundays. Never fear, the post have a new home with my eBook to be published this month in the Amazon Kindle store.

A huge thank you to Arlee Bird (the creator of the blog challenge) for agreeing to pen the forward for my book AND to those persons who gave their permissions for their comments to the original posts to be included in the book.  I’d also like to thank everyone that commented, followed my blog and shared my blog during the challenge. I hope you will consider giving the gift of my relationship advice to your family and friends.

The ABC’s of Relationships by S.W. Cannon will be published on Nonnac Content & Press into the Kindle store for only 99 Cents, June 2013.

 

Reflections on my participation in the 2013 A to Z Blog Challenge

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I am so glad I happened upon this blog challenge. I found it while searching for an Instagram April 2013 photo-a-day challenge I wanted to participate in for fun. This challenge has really made me dig in and think about my chosen subject matter for this blog. I started off strong. I took the calendar and wrote in suggested topics all centered around relationships in each block for every letter. In the beginning, I even blogged ahead for a few posts. As the challenge progressed and life started to interfere, I wasn’t able to blog ahead but I did blog daily.  Sometimes I even stayed up past my bedtime just to get my blog in for the day. Toward the end I got behind due to a grueling schedule for the weekend of the 26th to the 28th. I got caught up and even submitted my last blog entry on the last day of April. I enjoyed exploring my personal experiences, as well as the feedback from others. In the coming months I will compile my posts into an eBook entitled The ABC’s of Relationships.  This experience has been one that has made me grow as a writer.

Another benefit is that I now follow some awesome bloggers I may not have discovered if it weren’t for our participation in the challenge. I doesn’t hurt that I gained more than a few followers as well. I hope I can continue to peak their interest, even if it isn’t daily. I wish it were a quarterly challenge but as it stands, I’ll have to wait until next year. Who knows, maybe I’ll even come up with my own blog challenge and invite my fellow bloggers to join me.

I am proud to be a survivor of the 2013 A to Z Blog Challenge.  Fellow AtoZ’ers, tell me about some of your challenges and experiences with the challenge.

Blogging from A to Z Challenge

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While looking for an April photo-a-day challenge that looked like fun to so on my Instagram account, I came across the A to Z Blog Challenge.  What is the challenge you ask? Basically every day in April (except for Sundays) you post a blog with the subject focus being a letter of the alphabet. Starting with April 1st being for the letter A, you continue on through the month skipping over Sundays.

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The cool thing is that no matter what the subject matter of your blog, you can take this challenge. My blog being about relationships, I will correspond each letter with a relationship related topic. The goal is for each post to be around 100 words. As I just found out about it shortly before the deadline to sign up, sadly most reading this may be too late to take this particular blog challenge this year. Here are the rules and the signup information: http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/2012-to-z-challenge-sign-up-list.html However, this isn’t the only blog challenge out there. Do your research and find a future challenge you may be interested in or start your own. If you do start your own challenge, please leave a comment here and I’ll look into being apart of your challenge as well. The A to Z Challenge has been around for 3 years now and seems to be pretty popular. Click here for the blog hop list for 2013. To give you an indication of how many blogs are participating thus far, this blog is number 1604. All may not start, keep with it long or finish but this is an interesting challenge nonetheless and I accept!! I hope you enjoy the content I come up with during the challenge. As always, I encourage you to share your experience or debate mine!! Wish me luck. 😉