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5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the A – Z Challenge (A Guest Post By M J Joachim)

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5 Things You Can Do to Prepare for the A to Z Challenge (A Guest Post By M J Joachim)

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A to Z Blog Challenge for 2013 is getting geared up and many are seriously thinking about the challenge.  Some people might be a little confused regarding how to enter, what to write, how to post, etc.
Guest Author M. J. Joachim presents 5 important tips to go ahead with the April Challenge.  I am sure these tips will definitely encourage and give more information to get into the challenge.
If you are not yet registered for this year’s challenge, there is still time to join by visiting the A to Z Official blog sign up list.
P V (Phil)

M J
Guest Author M. J. Joachim

Thank you, Phil, for inviting me to write a guest post for your blog today. It is with great pleasure that I share a few things I’m doing, to make preparing for the A – Z 2013 Challenge a little bit easier this year.

There are lots of things you can do to make preparing for the A – Z Challenge easier. Here is a brief list to get you started. If you have some ideas of your own, please don’t hesitate to share them in the comments, so we all can benefit from each other.
 
Pre-type your blogging labels. Whether you are following a theme or not, preparing your labels ahead of time makes things easier. Begin with these obvious labels: A – Z Challenge 2013, Letter _, blogging challenge, blog hop. Then add your own labels, which are specific to your post.
Prepare alphabet pictures for each of your posts. Whether you are downloading them from the web or making them yourself, creating a file on your desktop, filled with letters from A – Z will come in very handy when you want to promote your challenge. Using these in place of pictures in your posts adds clarity for visitors during the A – Z Challenge, as well.
Prepare your signature for your posts ahead of time. Include a link to Blogging from A – Z, since they are the ones hosting the Challenge. Then, just like you did with labels, copy and paste it in place.
Put the Letter of the Day at the beginning of your title, to make it easier for everyone concerned. This makes it easier on you, especially if your posts are in draft mode, waiting to be published, and it makes it easier on visitors jumping from blog to blog, trying to keep up with this phenomenal challenge and all of its participants.
Be thoughtful about your posts and take this challenge seriously. You’re going to have a lot of new visitors to your blog. You have no idea who some of those visitors might be. Step up to the plate and hit a home-run. This is your time to sling-shot your blog, way out into cyberspace! Make it count! You’ll be very glad you did!
Thank you again for allowing me to share some pointers for participating in the A – Z Challenge on your blog, Phil. It’s a true pleasure to be able to do so.
M. J.
 
 
M J Joachim is an established Internet author and is an active participant in the A to Z Challenge.  She believes writing is writing. It challenges the mind and heart, causing us to view the world with less skepticism.
M. J.’ s has entered the following blogs in A – Z Challenge 2013 and is a volunteering on Nicole’s team as a minion this year.
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22 Comments

  1. P V Ariel
    P V Ariel

    Thank you Joachim for accepting my invite and for the informative and educative post for the season.
    Yes, As I said I am sure this will be a great help to the people who wants to join in the great challenge.
    Keep inform
    Best Regards
    Phil

    March 3, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Joachim,
      Thanks for your valuable time
      Best Regards

      March 4, 2013
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  2. Excellent advice. I will take it into consideration.

    March 3, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi AL Diaz,
      Thank you so much for your kind visit,
      Yes, I am sure these tips will definitely be a help to many at A to Z Challenge.
      Best Regards

      March 4, 2013
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  3. MJ rocks!
    I pre-write my posts and keep a file of images ready for each one.

    March 3, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      That is really good, so that you can save lot of time in searching for pic. Thanks Alex for dropping in. Indeed MJ Rocks here too LOL :-)

      March 4, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Yolanda Renee,
      For your first visit here
      Nice to hear from you.
      Keep blogging
      Keep inform
      Best Regards
      Phil

      March 4, 2013
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  4. Great advice… Maybe I should decide what I’m actually doing. :)

    March 4, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Trisha,
      Thanks for the first visit here.
      Be ready for the great challenge.
      Keep inform,
      Keep visiting fellow bloggers pages.
      Best. Phil

      March 4, 2013
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  5. @PV – Thank you for letting me share this information with your followers:)

    @Alex – (smiles and looks at the mountain holding up all of us little pebbles, in this vast and wonderful world of Blog Land.) Thanks, Alex!

    @Yolanda – You’re very welcome!

    @May Tinh – Thank you!

    @Trisha – I’m sure whatever it is will be wonderful! :)

    March 4, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Joachim,
      Thanks again for the response to the feedback.
      The web counter shows a good response and i am
      sure many will drop in.
      Best
      Phil

      March 4, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Pradeep Kumar,
      Thanks for the visit
      Keep in touch
      Best Regards
      P V

      March 5, 2013
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    • P V Ariel
      P V Ariel

      Hi Silvia,
      Thanks for dropping in
      Best Regards

      March 6, 2013
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    • All very good ideas. Thanks for sharing.
      Silvia (from A to Z Challenge)

      March 6, 2013
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  6. Tina
    Tina

    Excellent pointers, and very good advice. Thanks Phil for having MJ. You two are such excellent ambassadors for the challenge.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
    @TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

    March 6, 2013
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    • Hi Tina,
      I missed this comment.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Thanks again for the kind words
      Keep inform
      Best
      Phil

      March 13, 2013
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  7. P V Ariel
    P V Ariel

    Hi Arlee,
    Sorry as said to Tina, somehow I missed your comment
    Thanks for dropping by. for your valuable time.
    Keep inform
    Best
    Phil

    March 13, 2013
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