Blogfests terrify me. I participated in the A-Z Challenge last year and it was totally awesome in terms of finding new blogging friends and increasing the number of followers. But I am working so hard on not worrying about increasing the number of followers and worrying about how many comments I get, and questioning whether a post spoke to people or not because hardly anyone left a comment and am I being a good enough blogging buddy because I don't visit all the blogs all the time. So I very rarely choose to participate in other blogfests, but then I think I'm not supporting my other blogging friends. You see why they terrify me?
So, this year, since the A-Z Challenge is about to begin, I am changing my attitude. I have written posts for each of the letters of the alphabet. They are scheduled to post. I have the link list in a page header on my blog so it will be easy for me to go down the list of participants. I will make every effort to respond to comments on my blog by checking out new bloggers and following where appropriate. I will get to as many participants as possible on a given day, each day. And then I have to let go and not judge myself or anyone else for that matter.
How about you? How do you handle blogfests?
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Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here on Monday and Tuesday. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair.
"ONLY ONE THING IS MORE FRIGHTENING THAN SPEAKING YOUR TRUTH, AND THAT IS NOT SPEAKING IT." Naomi Wolf
"We are called human beings, not human doings."
Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
"The way to do is to be."