Sunday, 3 May 2015

REFLECTIONS OF THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:

REFLECTIONS OF THE A TO Z CHALLENGE 2015:
 
Well another challenge done and dusted,
I found it hard work but fun.
It's seems more challenging every year
Since the first one begun.
 
I was amazed at how many people took part,
How high the standard of the written word.
Also awesome pictures to accompany the posts
To me was totally absurd.
 
I also learned much from
The topics and themes that there were,
Eg: places of interest, and terrible diasters,
Women inventors,who are no longer here/
 
There were also many new friends,
Along with the established ones.
Each giving one another support,
Throughout this month of fun.
 
A big thank you must go to Arlee Bird,
Also to all helpers whose help was willingly given.
I've been a helper in the past,
So know how hard one is driven.
 
My own theme seemed to go down well,
A song title and poem to match.
But I had a trick up my sleeve.
I kept "Danny Boy" until last.
 
I think all in all, it was a huge success,
The April annual event.
It appears Arlee Bird came up with an idea
One that was Heaven sent.
 
Yvonne Lewis.

49 comments:

  1. It's had such a huge impact on so many!

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  2. Yes, that was impressive by all who participated. It was neat to see so many new posts every day. It was also neat to see how all the different bloggers interpreted the letter for the day.

    Nice job! Congrats on getting through it!

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    1. Thanks Lauren for your comment. it was a great Challenge and good to see everyone supporting each other,
      Yvonne.

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  3. It was a wonderful interlude though at times harrowing concern when ideas froze! Otherwise it was most enjoyable. Thanks for your comments and responses to our comments Yvonne!

    Hank

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    1. Thanks Hank for your comment. Yes, I too at times wondered if I would get "Writer's Block" but we got there Hank.
      Congrastulations.
      Yvonne.

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  4. I had fun from the sidelines and helping Susan as a Minion this year.

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    1. Pleased you had fun from the sidelines.
      Thanks for your comment and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  5. Danny the Grand Finale. Well, it almost rhymed. Thanks Yvonne for your fun posts and for stopping by to say hello during A to Z.

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    1. Well I had to include Danny, thanks for your comment and visit also your support throughout the challenge.
      Yvonne.

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  6. Good for you! The Challenge is hard but fun. That sums it up perfectly. :)

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    1. Thanks Chrys for you kind words and visit. Pleased you completed the challenge also.
      Yvonne.

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  7. Turned out grand indeed from blog feed to feed

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  8. You ended it with another lovely poem. Congratulations on another year.

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    1. Thanks Beverly for your kind words. and visit.
      Yvonne.

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  9. Thanks, Yvonne, but of course I couldn't do this without the likes of you supporting us and the great A to Z Team. This Challenge seems to get better every year.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Many thanks Lee for you comment and visit,
      Yvonne.

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  10. As always I enjoyed it! Enjoyed your theme very much. Got to hear some new songs and always enjoyed the poetry.

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    1. Thanks Gregg fro your kind words but your poetry amazed me, Congrats on finishing the challenge.
      Yvonne.

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  11. You're right. There were some very well-written and carefully considered blogs out there! And fun or poetic, too. :-)

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  12. Thanks Lee for your comment and visit, much appreciated.

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  13. This Challenge seems to bring out the best in those that commit to it and take part - everyone is so supportive of each other and prepared to embrace new ideas. I can't believe you were able to write a poem for your review I found it hard enough just thinking about what I should say!!! Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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  14. Hi Thanks for your lovely comment, I once wrote a poem about .....a garden pea......no I'm not mad yet.
    I am so pleased you reached the completion of the challenge, it was hard but fun and a sense of reward at the end,
    Yvonne.

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  15. Glad you enjoyed the challenge, congrats on a great theme.

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    1. Many thanks Suzanne for your comment also for your continued support throughout
      the challenge.
      Yvonne.

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  16. Great tribute to the Challenge. You put so much work into your theme. Congrats on finishing.

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  17. Thanks Susan for your kind words, Much appreciated,
    Yvonne.

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    1. Thank you Sharon for your support and comment.
      Yvonne.

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  19. Hello there Yvonne.
    Well done for completing yet another challenge!
    Thanks too for visiting me along the way and also for following my blog. I like to return the favour so if you look closely you'll see me stalking you as well!(lol)

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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    1. Yes, we can stalk one another. thanks for your comment. Much appreciated,
      Yvonne.

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  20. This is the nicest reflection I've read on the Challenge so far! Congrats.

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    1. Thank you Nick for visiting my Reflections and also the kind comment.
      Yvonne.

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  21. Congrats on completing the A to Z Challenge! Looking forward to next year!

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    1. Many thanks Mary for your kind comment. Much appreciated.
      Will get round to yours before Friday I promise.

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  22. Congratulations on completing the challenge and bringing poetry to the lineup! :) I am glad you had fun! :)

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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  23. Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

    Yvonne.

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  24. It was a lot of fun to be a part of. I hope to do it again in 2016.

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  25. God willing I hope we will be here to do it all over again.
    It was fun but at times hard going.
    Yvonne.

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  26. Thanks for visiting with such a lovely comment.
    Yvonne.

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  27. I have to say one thing "YEAH"... thank you for your work and shares!

    We made it...Hope you had a great time, thank you for your Reflection!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Thanks for your comment Jeremy, I've been to Hollywood a few years ago when I met Lee.
      I did enjoy the challenge though at times found it daunting but as you said "WE'VE MADE IT"
      Yvonne.

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  28. VERY cute way to wrap up your Challenge! And congrats!

    --Mee (The Chinese Quest)

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  29. Hello Lonnie, Many thanks for your visit and lovely comment.

    Yvonne.

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  30. I didn't get to you blog during the challenge but hope to catch up as part of the road trip that follows. Congratulations on completing the event. (Linda)

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  31. Thanks Linda, much appreciated comment.
    Congrats to you also.
    Yvonne.

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  32. I am so excited that I found your blog. I heard about you along the way but was never able to visit. Congratulations on the challenge and one being the first person to ever sign up way back in the beginning. This was such a clever theme and I love your poems! I am on the A to Z Road Trip. HOpe to see you around!

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