A to Z Reflections

So the sponsors of the A to Z Challenge have asked us to reflect upon our experiences participating in this year’s challenge and to post our reflections. But before I begin, I want to thank those of you who ran the show. You put a lot of time and effort into it, and I’m sure those of us who participated in this year’s challenge appreciated your work.

Anyway, here are my reflections.

For my challenge, I posted each day in April — except Sundays — about mostly vintage or classic TV shows in alphabetical order, from “All in the Family” to “Zorro.” I had a lot of fun doing it and the response I got from readers was mostly positive. Many remembered watching the shows and appreciated the trip down Memory Lane.

Is that true? Did you like reading about those old TV shows? Do tell!

One aspect that surprised me a little was that my blog’s traffic didn’t pick up this April as it had in April in past years. In 2019, I had 12.4% more views in April than I had in March, even though March has one more day than April. In 2020, I had 10% more views in April than in March. But this year, I actually had 1.6% fewer views in April than in March. Well, it’s no biggie. I’m not about to start bawling over it.

I certainly can’t blame the drop in traffic to people spending more time at the mall because, due to the pandemic, haven’t most malls closed? In fact, even though restrictions have eased up a bit since last year, my guess is that most of us are, like me, still spending more time inside of our own houses than we are being out and about. Right?

I did get a glimpse at a lot of other bloggers’ A to Z posts, but most of those bloggers whose A to Z posts I read were bloggers that I’m already following. Hey, there are only so many hours in a day. Right?

That said, I did enjoy this year’s challenge and this makes it four years in a row that I’ve participated. I enjoyed being a part of the A to Z Challenge and encourage others to do so in the future.

See you back here next April.

Written for the A to Z Reflections post and for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aspect), Word of the Day Challenge (traffic), Your Daily Word Prompt (bawl), The Daily Spur (mall), MMA Storytime (house), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (glimpse).

14 thoughts on “A to Z Reflections

  1. XingfuMama May 3, 2021 / 3:01 pm

    I enjoyed the walk down memory lane you provided with the TV shows.

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  2. rugby843 May 3, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    Just tried to reply on site and of course WP won’t accept my password.  Basically I just said I enjoyed the experience and really liked your tv reminiscing.  WP is frustrating, but the good outweighs the bad by a long shot☺️

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone


  3. Fandango May 3, 2021 / 3:41 pm

    There’s still, after six months, the as yet unresolved iOS app issues when it comes to liking and posting comments.


  4. Marleen May 3, 2021 / 6:36 pm

    I enjoyed your A through Z, even significantly, while I was mostly occupied (almost from the beginning of the month) with stuff pertaining to my mother’s vehicular accident and the fact she hadn’t set up any legal provisions for me to handle anything. We’re still working on those things; ugh.

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  5. lssattitudeofgratitude May 4, 2021 / 12:48 am

    I admire your doing the month long challenge and still writing so many posts combining prompts. Great job.

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  6. Melanie B Cee May 4, 2021 / 10:31 am

    I loved revisiting all those old shows, most of which I viewed myself back in the day. You did a great job, no matter what the stats might tell you. I privately think that this year people are going out and about more, because of the vaccines, and they might not be reading or participating in blogging as much. It’s nothing to do with your blog nor the quality of your posts!

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    • Fandango May 4, 2021 / 10:01 pm

      Thanks, Melanie. I appreciate that.


  7. leigha66 May 10, 2021 / 2:47 pm

    You provided a great look back at some quality entertaining television. I really enjoyed your A to Z posts!

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    • Fandango May 10, 2021 / 2:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Leigha. I enjoyed you musicians and songs A to Z posts.

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