Wednesday, May 4, 2022

#AtoZChallenge2022: Reflections Post

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Here we are at the end of another April A to Z Blogging Challenge. I "won," that is I completed the Challenge.  That's not such a stretch for me since I tend to write every day anyway.  For me success is whether not I had an interesting theme (I think I did) and whether or not I got some interaction on the posts (I did).  "Success" for me in this case is about the journey and not the end.

This year's theme Conspiracy Theories was suggested to me by my wife and I really had a lot of fun with it.  The conspiracy theory part was for all the visitors from the A to Z, but the NIGHT SHIFT RPG applications were for my regular audience.   

I do hope that both audiences enjoyed both sections.  

Ultimately I hope that some of my regular audience found some new blogs thanks to the A to Z AND I hope some of the A to Z folks looked into the NIGHT SHIFT RPG.

I have not crunched all the numbers, but my hits were significantly higher this past month.   My Twitter engagement was also quite higher.

Like previous years, I made a Pinterest board for all my posts so if you want to see what I did you have a visual guide.

Follow Timothy's board "April 2022 A to Z of Conspiracy Theories" on Pinterest.

Though this one is less visual than last year's Monsters.

Also, unlike last year, there is no book these are all going in.  It was just a bit of fun.  Though I did do enough research on the side for a new book, that will wait until other projects are complete.

Once again I am considering what to do for 2023.  No ideas yet. I suppose I could do what I had originally planned for this year, but I have less excitement for that now.  I DO however know exactly what I am going to do in 2024!  

So until then!

Reflections 2022 #atozchallenge


I suppose that I shouldn't let "May the Fourth" go by unremarked.  It is Sci-Fi month here after all.

So for my small contribution here is the most Science Fiction of all musicians, Thomas Dolby featuring George Clinton on "May the Cube Be With You."

May the Cube and the Fourth and the Force be with you!


Anne E.G. Nydam said...

May the Fourth be with you, too.
Now I'm all super curious what you plan for 2024!

Pun Isaac said...

I know I didn't comment on everything, but I really enjoyed reading your posts this year.

Kristin said...

Most amusing wrap up yet! LOL.
I too am wondering about 2024.

Afshan Shaik said...

Hi Timothy

Its impressive to know u have ideas for eeven coming years ! I am quite on the spur type and adhoc. I enjoyed some of ur conspiracy theories though the details about Night Shift group were not clear to me ! I may not have commented as much as I wanted to but I found ur theme unique!

wish u all the best
Love the pinterest board. Thanks for ur visits

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Congrats on finishing the challenge! I like your Pinterest board.

Ronel visiting for A-Z Challenge Reflections 2022

lissa said...

You also did research on the side? I guess you have more patience than I did because I was already having trouble posing every day and doing other things.

You've already planned for 2024? I'm impressed. I didn't even plan anything for tomorrow.

I'm sorry I didn't get around to reading your posts although I think I missed a lot of blogs because I didn't get to visit as many blogs as I wanted to.

Congratulations on finishing this challenge.

And thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely day.

Alice Gerard said...

I would tell you my the fourth be with you, but it's the fifth. Probably a bit too much to drink, and I'm already sleepy. Congratulations on finishing the challenge. The pinterest board looks like a lot of fun.

Anjela said...

Way to go on finishing! I'm looking forward to checking out the AtoZ posts I missed here, now that the Challenge is over. I'm also curious to know what your 2024 theme will be. I guess I'll find out years from now. Haha!

Crackerberries said...

Well Tim, I have to say I don't think I visited any of your posts ...if I did I don't remember. Whatever this road trip is I'm gonna give it a shot and try to catch up with the A2Zers that I saw around, but didn't get to see. Be there or be square ....or if I'm not square I'm around...right? Something like that, I guess. I think that was pretty cool with your May the fourth... ha ha. Tamara should have done "May the froth" where she did coffee. Okay I'm rambling. Sorry. Take care, see ya on the flip side. CONGRATULATIONS for finishing the race... I too completed. Gonna continue to try to post random rhetoric.
Reflections from A2Z 2022


PT Dilloway said...

I found the conspiracy theories to be fascinating. And thanks for stopping by my blog a couple times.

Unknown said...

yes your posts were well thought out and inventive.

Archana said...

Wow! Congratulation non completing the AtoZ! And you have a lead on most people here with a theme in mind for next year and thereafter as well!! :-)

Joy said...

Congratulations on completing the challenge! I enjoyed learning about conspiracy theories from your posts -- some that were completely new to me and others that I knew a few bits and bobs about.
Joy's Book Blog

John Holton said...

Really enjoyd your theme. Congratulations on finishing the challenge!

Deniz Bevan said...

Ooh, a pinterest board is a great idea! I should cross post a couple of mine on my neglected tumblr page, too...

Red said...

That sounds like a really interesting theme! Sorry I missed it in the chaos that was my A to Z. (That's why I'm running through the Reflections list to find some I missed.) May the 4th be always with you!