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My Reflection Post At A to Z Blog Challenge 2014

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Last updated on July 7, 2018

Last updated on July 6, 2018

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This is my reflection post of a just-concluded great event called A to Z blog challenge was indeed a great challenge to me this year!

The reason behind this is indeed a wonderful story too!

The beginning itself was not good and I thought almost quitting in the initial stage itself.

The reason you can read it in my first post in this series HERE

Though the problem fixed it by the timely intervention of my younger son Matt.

I managed to post the daily dose on time but on the closing day approached somewhat similar problem erupted!! That too in relation to my computer and connected activities, or say the internet connectivity problem.  You can read about that in the following link HERE

Though the intimation about the challenge was announced in advance by the admin of A to Z  I thought of keeping the material ready for the day but unfortunately, I could not do that in time.

Though last year’s activities at A to Z was so hectic since I worked as one of the team member’s minion. I could full fill the duties to the utmost satisfaction of the team leader and was a hectic schedule of visiting the pages of the participants and filing the reports etc.

But this year was quiet and I was leisurely moved towards the beginning of the day.  But things suddenly changed due to the problems faced with the computer.

This year’s challenge taught me a great lesson that you should not take any task lightly, consider it as a serious thing and get prepared for the event or target beforehand so that any untoward incident comes,  you can easily overcome it and need not worry at the moment.  I prepared all my posts just one or two days before the deadline.   That will surely be a risk involved thing that I realized or learned from this year’s challenge.

So my sincere advise to my fellow bloggers those who are going to participate in such future events, it’s always good to be ready with your stuff beforehand. That will surely be an easy way to achieve the goal.

Yes, Don’t take things very lightly instead though it’s a simple thing approach it with a seriousness so that things can finish or do with much ease.

Thanks, Arlee and team for allowing me to participate in this year’s challenge.

If God willing looking forward to the coming year’s challenge!!

May you all have a wonderful time of fellowship ahead in blogging and other activities in writing!

Thank you for all your support.

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  1. I’m visiting from the A to Z road trip list. I’m part of a blogging team, and we started with five blogs, but ended up finishing with three. I actually didn’t contribute any posts, but am trying to help by visiting blogs on the list. It is indeed a challenge, and I congratulate you on finishing it!

    May 10, 2014
    • Hi Faycin,
      Thank you so much for your kind visit and for the feedback,
      No worries, you can make up for the next challenge. Its really
      an interesting thing to participate in this wonderful challenge.
      Keep writing. Keep visiting, that is the main thing in blogging
      to make a good relationship with your readers should be our first
      priority. May you have a wonderful time ahead in blogging :-) :-) :-)
      Thanks again for visiting my page
      sorry for the delay in responding to your comment.
      Keep in touch

      May 15, 2014
  2. Hi Philip!!!!
    Long time no see! I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to get over here…but you of all people know how busy we are as co-hosts! I’m glad you were able to finish the Challenge despite your computer difficulties. I didn’t have any of my posts done ahead of time…did them all the night before. A bit hectic, but I just ran out of time to prepare them.
    Thanks for joining us again, and for being such a great supporter of not just me, but the A-Z Blog and this event. You are an asset, and we thank you!
    Tina @ Life is Good
    On the Open Road! @ Join us for the 4th Annual Post-Challenge Road Trip!

    May 10, 2014
    • Hi Tina The Terrific, :-)
      What a pleasant surprise!
      At last you found some time to turn in to this place
      I am so glad for the kind and encouraging words poured upon me :-)
      No sorry! No Worries LOL. I can understand :-)
      I was thinking that almost all at A to Z finish their stuff before hand,
      Like you almost all my post i prepared the day before or the same day,
      I think that will surely be in a hurry and there are chances to occur
      errors. I am so glad to note the way in which this year’s challenge ended
      Indeed yet another great experience to ponder upon.
      Keep in touch Tina,
      May you have a wonderful, blessed and healthy time ahead.
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      May 15, 2014
  3. Hi Philip,

    Congratulations indeed :)

    I think just the mere fact that you participated in such a challenge is commendable because many people start such challenges but are never able to carry it right through till the end. I’ve read a few posts on your blog too and other friends who were in the same challenge and I know it’s certainly not easy to write something daily.

    However, it teach you a lot – to remain committed, dedicated, and as you mentioned, plan your work and keep things written well in advance. These are the very things we as professional bloggers have to do too. I’d suggest you keep the temp…and even if you don’t put up posts daily, write, store, and keep them away for a rainy day. You are much more relaxed and able to do a lot more that way…I say this, but never have the time to try it out myself…lol…:)

    Thanks for sharing, and have a nice week ahead :)

    May 12, 2014
  4. Adrienne

    Hi Philip,

    Wow, what a huge undertaking and you’ve done this more than once? That’s very impressive and I’ve never done a blogging challenge like this. I’ve done some challenges but they were pertaining to my work as far as keeping us on tract.

    I applaud you for hanging in there and I know that computer or internet problems can really cause havoc. I know it’s not smart yet I still do it but I usually write my posts the day before they go live. If for some reason I know for sure what I want to write about I might go ahead and do them early and a few times I’ve had about four already loaded and ready to go but that’s a rare occurrence. I’ve run into internet connection problems and didn’t think I would get my post live too. It’s maddening I will admit but what ya going to do! I refuse to go to an unsecure location just to get it live but I feel your pain.

    I hope you enjoyed it again this year overall.


    May 13, 2014
    • Hi Adrienne,
      I am sorry I missed this wonderful comment.
      My inbox is filled with spam comments and
      today I was doing a clean up work and suddenly
      I found your comment, I am extremely sorry for
      the delay in approving this. Indeed that was
      a great challenge, last year also I participated
      and I had some extra job last year with those
      wonderful friends there at A to Z, I worked as
      a Minion to one of the group, that was really a
      great challenge! :-) This year was actually a
      very troublesome one from the beginning, with
      such challenge we can indeed spread our wings
      to more places and I am sure that will boost
      our traffic and relationship too :-)
      Yes, Adrienna, I too do the same just before
      the day, but through these incidents I learned
      that it’s good to plan ahead. I think its always
      good and can avoid such embarrassing situations
      like the one I faced.
      Thank you ones again for your kind visit and
      the insight into the post. Yes, I really enjoyed
      even in the midst of some confusion and stress :-)
      May you have a wonderful and profitable time ahead
      Best Regards
      ~ Phil

      May 15, 2014
  5. I completely agree. It’s best to write your posts in advance so you’re not stressing about them the day of or night before. Preparation=calm. It was a wonderful challenge, despite the difficulties, wasn’t it?

    May 14, 2014
    • Hi Crystal,
      I am sorry I could not locate your comment,
      thus this delay in approving it. :-( In fact my
      mail box is flooded with spam comments and
      I am removing one by one still almost 2567
      is still pending, hey is anybody there to
      help me out to stop this spam comments,
      Anyways it a really interesting to note that
      most of them are unknown languages like Chinese,
      Korea, Japaneses and from many other countries.
      Yes, its good to keep our things ready for the
      day before hand, so that as you said the stress
      can really be avoided. Yes, Crystal it was really
      a great and wonderful challenge though there were
      some difficulties.
      May you have a great and profitable time ahead :-)
      Keep in touch. :-)
      Best Regards :-)
      ~ Philip

      May 15, 2014
  6. Good to know about the A to Z Blog Challenge 2014. Going by this reflection, it is clear that it is an event every blogger should not miss. I agree that preparation before hand would help the blogger make the most of this challenge.

    I have shared this comment in – the content syndication and social marketing platform for Internet marketers, where this post was shared.

    Sunday – contributor

    May 15, 2014
    • Hi Sunday,
      What a pleasant surprise to see you here! :-)
      Nice to know that Kingged aired my post.
      Yes, Sunday, its really a challenge to any
      blogger. last year also I participated and
      i worked a a minion of one of the group there.
      This year as I mentioned in the post I was having
      some trouble with my system and internet I could not
      actively participate in it, Bu still Its really nice to join in
      Hope next year you will be there :-)
      Thanks for sharing your comment at
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      May 15, 2014
  7. Phillip, congratulations on sticking with it and finishing the challenge. The discipline to blog is tough. It was great connection with you on Google+, looking forward to chatting in the future.

    May 15, 2014
    • Hi Jim.
      Nice to meet you too at G+
      Indeed its a great privilege to be there at you place too.
      You have a lovely page and lot of things to look into. :-)
      Sure, let us have a good relationship in connection with
      our pages. Keep informed
      Keep in touch
      May you have a wonderful and profitable time :-)
      ~ Philip

      May 15, 2014
  8. Ryan Biddulph
    Ryan Biddulph

    Hi Phil,

    So happy you’re keeping at it! Keep up the good work.

    May 16, 2014
    • Hi Ryan,
      Thank you so much for your precious time here,
      And for the good words
      Keep informed
      ~ Philip

      May 19, 2014
  9. Lesson learned. :)

    Grateful you have learned something in that challenge. Treat it seriously to attain your goal and have that satisfaction in the end. A task is a serious matter that you need to accomplish. Preparation is a must.

    I have shared this comment in the content syndication and social bookmarking and networking website for Internet marketers – where this post was found.

    May 16, 2014
    • Hi Metz.
      So glad you visited my page here and for the mention at
      Keep informed
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      May 19, 2014
  10. Ann07

    It’s best to do things advanced or might as well just be prepared so when times of emergencies encounter you, your computer or your internet,

    By doing things ahead of time you will be reserve and ready, with no hassle or stress knowing that everything will go A-OK,

    Congratulation to you Philip, even though struggles come by, you were still able to succeed! Thanks for the reminders, we should always look ahead at what might happen so we can be prepared.

    Have a great day! :D

    May 17, 2014
    • Yes, Ann, that is exactly true, we must be ready before hand to face any such situation :-)
      Thank you so much for your kind visit.
      Hey your backlink is not getting connected. Pl. fix it and give the correct link so that visitors
      can easily reach your place :-)
      Keep in touch
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      May 19, 2014
  11. Hello Philip,
    People who have the spirit of never giving up and seeing tasks through the end do always come out triumph over the rest who don’t. At least you’ve gained some more experience and though the task was heavy but through your writing, i can see the joy in you.

    Nice post… Do have a good weekend

    May 18, 2014
    • Hi Babanature,
      Thanks lot for the visit again,
      Yes, let us not give up!
      That is the key word here :-)
      Keep on trying will surely fix things :-)
      Keep informed
      Just visited some of the posts
      Best Regards
      ~ Philip

      May 19, 2014
  12. The message you have given through this post is much required. One should know that doing things on last minute basis doesn’t always work. Sometimes, the task is so easy that you keep putting it off until you realize that … it’s the deadline today!
    That’s the time when a small, easy task becomes so difficult.
    It has happened with me many times and that’s why i know how tough it gets when you have to manage an issue like that so the best option is always to – ‘Be prepared’. you should always try to be ready with your work as soon as possible.
    thanks for this advice. I think I would take my own experience seriously after reading your post. :)

    May 31, 2014

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