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A is for Arlee Bird The Founder of A to Z Blogging Challenge And Alex Cavanaugh of IWSG

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A is for Arlee Bird The Founder of A to Z Blogging Challenge And Alex Cavanaugh of IWSG

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Arlee Bird, The Founder of A to Z Blog Challenge

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This year’s A to Z Blog Challenge flag on today the April 1st 2015!

My first write-up on this series goes with ‘Arlee’ the Man behind this wonderful blog challenge!

That means A is for Arlee Bird The Founder of A to Z Blog Challenge! (A Man Who Juggle With Words And Phrases)

Yes, this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge (the brain child of Arlee Bird of  “Tossing Out”) is just started!

Arlee Bird, A Californian blogger started this challenge in the year 2010 just to celebrate his blog page reaching 200 follower mark.   In the first challenge nearly 100 bloggers participated, and every year the number increased to thousands and the flame is still glowing with more thousands participating every year.

A to Z is indeed a challenge to the blog writers!

Any blogger from around the world can participate in this wonderful challenge.

From the beginning of the month every day write one article and post it on their blog posts.

Except on Sundays’ all the other days of the week people air their write-ups through their pages.

Each day stands for one alphabetic letter that is:

April 1 is for A

And 2nd is for B,

This way it continues to the end of the alphabet Z

Here is a schedule of this year’s challenge:

A to Z Challenge [Letter Schedule] [2015]-1

One need to write everyday one post on their pages and will promote it. Also the participants need to visit other fellow participants’ pages and comment on their contents.   A minimum of 5 blog pages should be visited and commented on everyday.

 

Arlee’s main blog page is :  Tossing It out

Apart from A to Z initiative he also manages few other blogs by name:

“Wrote By Rote” (memoir writing)

“A Few Words”  is his Sunday contemplation blog.

” Faraway View”  is about dreams.

To know more about him and his activities and writings please visit Arlee’s  page at “Tossing It Out”

 

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Avatar Picture of Alex

Coming to Mr. Alex Cavanaugh the Sci-fi writer commonly known as “The Ninja Captain” is one of the prominent personalities connected with A to Z blog challenge. Arlee and Alex jointly plan the developments of a to z challenge activities.
He is indeed an amazing personality and I met him in the blog challenge in 2012 and I received few applauds for actively participating in some of the blog fests conducted by Alex and his team.

His main blog page is: Alex J Cavanaugh and The IWSG.  He is the founder of IWSG a group created for helping bloggers around the world. In the pages of “Insecure Writers Support Group (IWSG) every first Wednesday of the month bloggers (Members of this group) from around the world post their doubts, fear, suggestions, solutions etc to the bloggers each other and help each other in solving their fears in relation to writing and blogging.  This blogging community is a great help to many bloggers around the world.  The links to these pages are given below:

Alex is a prolific writer in the field of science fictions; his recently published science fiction series are blockbuster books in Amazon and other book sales out lets. You can read a post on this in my page HERE
Alex maintains few blog pages. His main blog page is :

Alex J. Cavanaugh

Insecure Writer’s Support Group

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge

Also please read few more write-ups I made in this regard few years back HERE And HERE

Though the challenge is already started it  is still open and can join till 2nd of April.

Anyone can join in this blog journey by visiting the official page of A to Z.

Also you can read more about this challenge’s rules and regulations on these pages.

Please Click HERE To Join This Challenge:

 

I wish Arlee, Alex and all the co-hosts and ambassadors (Team Members) and all other participants in this year’s challenge All The Best!

Have A Happy Blogging! And

Happy A to Z Journey!

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Philip Verghese Ariel

 

PS:  I am so glad to note that I am an Ambassador (Team Member)

to the Co-host Joy L Campbell (Joyful Brigade)

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16 Comments

  1. You cannot go wrong with Arlee for A. Genius!

    -Chrys Fey
    Tremp’s Troops e8b4- A to Z Co-co-host
    Write with Fey

    April 1, 2015
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    • Hi Chrys,
      Thank you so much for your kind visit and the valuable feedback on this post,
      Yes Jack is indeed a wonderful personality. I know him very well since 2012
      He is doing a wonderful job through his different pages.
      May his tribe increase!
      I wish him all the best for this year’s event!
      Thanks again for your first visit here.
      Hope to see you around
      Keep informed
      Have a wonderful blogging this month
      Best
      ~ Philip

      April 2, 2015
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  2. Your first post on Arlee Bird is an interesting way of starting the blogging challenge. May be next year, I shall take up the idea and write biographies one for each day. I do write many biographies of Indian achievers, scientists,
    engineers and management scholars. This year my theme is various management concepts. All the best for your success in this year’s blogging challenge.

    April 2, 2015
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    • Thank you Prof. Rao garu, for the kind visit and comment,
      No, this year no special theme as such, that is indeed
      a good theme for such challenge. But when I think of
      A to Z Challenge the first few names come to my mind
      is Arlee Bird, Alex Cavanaugh, and the late Tina Downey
      In 2013 I was a minion to her for the challenge, her departure
      is an irreparable lose mainly to the A to Z community and
      particularly to me.
      Here is a special information to you to note, hope you notice
      your avatar picture appeared in the
      sidebar under “Top Commentators” is showing something else
      this is because when we comment on Word Press blog pages
      if we do not have a picture the default image shows up, and
      in the comment column it appears as a whitehead one. To
      avoid this you need to have picture. Here is an easy tutorial
      my online friend Chery wrote a Guest Post for my readers
      under the title:
      “Adding Your Picture To WordPress Blog Comments Helps Brand You”
      please visit and post your picture.
      Here is the link: https://pvariel.com/adding-your-picture-to-wp-blog-comments-helps-brand-you/
      Thanks for dropping by.
      May you have a great weekend
      ~ Br. Ariel

      April 3, 2015
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    • Hi Paula,
      Nice to see you here.
      What a pleasant surprise!
      Yes, indeed a nice place to start with :-)
      Hey i just noticed something to inform you:

      Here is a special information to you to note, hope you notice
      your avatar picture appeared here as well as in the sidebar
      under “Top Commentators” is showing something else
      this is because when we comment on Word Press blog pages
      if we do not have a picture the default image shows up, and
      in the comment column it appears as a whitehead one, and on
      the sidebar yet another different picture! :-) To avoid this
      you need to have picture of your own.
      Here is an easy tutorial written by my online friend Chery.
      for my readers under the title:
      “Adding Your Picture To WordPress Blog Comments Helps Brand You”
      please visit and follow the instructions there. :-)
      Here is the link: https://pvariel.com/adding-your-picture-to-wp-blog-comments-helps-brand-you/
      Thanks for dropping by.
      May you have a great weekend

      April 4, 2015
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  3. Hi Phil

    Great to see you in the event and hope you will break the earlier record of awesomeness over there.

    Much impressed to see that this series has been going on for the last five years and huge number of people are actively participating in it.

    Thanks for sharing the whole schedule and will head to it for getting more stuff from there.

    April 2, 2015
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    • Hi Mi
      I am sorry some how I missed to respond to this valuable feedback. This is a wonderful event in the history of blogging and its activities. Arlee and team made this possible to the bloggers around the world. Oh, no, Mi That is a den filled with Blogging Stalwarts!!!
      I am still sitting far behind a corner :-
      Thanks for dropping by.
      May you have a great day.
      ~ Philip

      April 17, 2015
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  4. So, is your A-Z theme the A-Z challenge??? interesting…

    April 3, 2015
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    • Hi Gail,
      Good to hear from you,
      Not exactly, this year
      i have not selected a theme.
      Instead i write on general topics.
      Thank you so much for dropping by.
      Have a great time of A to Z Challenge.
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      April 3, 2015
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  5. Hi Philip,
    This is my first time of learning or reading about this challenge. Arlee Bird seems to be a doing a good work in this challenge. I have follow the link to see if I can participate in this challenge of not!
    This comment left in kingged.com as well.

    April 3, 2015
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    • Hi Sunny,
      Good to see you again here:-)
      Yes, Arlee is doing a tremendous job in this reagard.
      Many days arrangements with different team members as well as maintaining many different websites of his own, and he is participating in the challenge from all his blog pages . Making post for each page too on a daily basis is a tedious job.
      Sorry, Sunday the linky list is closed by the midnight of 2nd April, No worries you can participate in the next year challenge.
      Have a great weekend.

      Season’s Greetings. :-)
      ~ Phil

      April 4, 2015
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  6. The A-Z blogging challenge went awesome as the years passed. It was the year 2010 when the challenge started, just to celebrate Arlee Bird’s blog page reaching 200 follower marks and every year the number increased to thousands. The challenge is obviously helpful to the participants, so the flame persist to glow.

    A challenge like this can help bloggers to know and prove their capacity in daily blogging except Sundays.

    April 4, 2015
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    • Hi Metz,
      Thank a lot for your valuable presence here as well as at kingged
      Yes, that is indeed a kind of challenge to bloggers around the world.
      Sure, one may get a kind of confidence in themselves.
      Have a great weekend
      and Season’s Greetings too~
      ~ Philip

      April 4, 2015
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  7. Hi Phil,
    A wonderful start indeed!
    Arlee is a prolific blogger
    who is having a huge followers!
    I just checked in, amazing blog owner!
    Thanks for the intro of course the
    co-host Alex too is rocking.
    Good wishes to all of them, :-)
    Keep writing
    Best
    ~ Ann

    April 12, 2015
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