Many thanks to Arlee Bird at Tossing it Out and several others for hosting the A-Z Blogging Challenge in April! Also, thank you Elizabeth Mueller for making us a great award - we made it to Z - woo hoo! Participants have been asked to reflect on their experiences with the challenge and link their posts with others on Bird's and Mueller's websites (and probably others). There are quite a few people who participated; visit the sites to see a variety of blogs! This was my first group blogging activity, and I had a lot of fun. My participation didn't go quite as planned - I started late, then I was without my computer for a week - so I had two posts with chunks of letters along with a few posts featuring one letter (which was the intent of the challenge). However, since I'd already learned that if you want to make God laugh, make plans, I adjusted well. :) (Okay, I threw a hissy fit when my computer took so long to fix, but let's move on.) I loved the prompts the letters gave to write something new. I grew creatively with this challenge. I loved reading how others dealt so differently and creatively with the same letters. I also enjoyed the community feel of the challege as we all strove to write something fresh, visited each other's sites, and wondered what the heck begins with X besides x-ray and xylophone. And I really appreciate the visits of Arlee and other hosts to our sites and the comments they shared. Thanks again to all of the people who made this work; I can't wait to see what's next!