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“Z” End of April

I made it through the alphabet!  You have been a wonderful audience for this crazy month of posts. Some interesting stats:

  • This little blog had over 480 views this month, a record — which is over 11% of all views ever.
  • The most active day was April 15 — coincidentally the day US Income Tax returns were due.  Any relationship?
  • There was no spam. (which may just mean that Can I Take A Nap First?  is not easily searchable.  But that’s not a necessarily a bad thing, is it, my elite Nap compadres?)

I enjoyed myself immensely, and am grateful for everybody’s eyes, comments and follows.  I visited a bunch of new blogs, and felt sparked by the creativity of others.  I’m not sure I had any goal other than to successfully complete the challenge, but it was mentally lubricating to create a little something each day.  I hope to post more frequently in general to give you good reason to keep coming by.

My new goal for May is to read 2 poems a day, out loud in the morning and evening.   I recently won a bunch of poetry books, and since I am woefully poem-impaired it seems as if the Universe is delivering a not-so-subtle hint.  I’m starting with Dear Kinfolk, by Gail Fishman Gerwin.

See you on the flip side, dear Nappers.

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12 thoughts on ““Z” End of April

  1. Zippity! it was with Zeal that i Zoomed to this blog daily. you were in the Zone. what did it miss? Zilch. would i pay to read it? you bet….two Zuzim.

  2. Zounds! Congratulations! Wow, what an endeavor. Hercules has nothing on you. That’s a great idea about the poems. I’m the same way, I have no clue about poetry (other than the big names). I never know what to say when people post their poems online.

    1. Thanks, DD! My poems are sad little attempts — truly doggerel, but I’m amazed at how many different types of poems there are!

  3. Beautifully done. I enjoyed reading your posts, and am glad to have met you. Fun month, wasn’t it? Two poems a day sounds absolutely lovely. Good luck with that.
    Big congrats on completing and thank you for all the beautiful words.

    1. Thank you so much for your good wishes. I’m a “follower” of your lovely blog — one of the great benefits of A-to-Z.
      I won all these charming books in a silent auction basket. I was the highest bidder because I couldn’t let any books get away! I didn’t know there were so many poetry books until I got home and unwrapped the basket. (I think the Universe was trying to tell me something.)

  4. You zapped it, Rosie! And you’ve inspired others too. I just started on an A to Z challenge, thanks partly to you. Had been thinking about it on and off for a while, but dropping in to read your posts while you were in the thick of it, I thought – yeah, I should just invite some people to do it. With a few people on board, I won’t be able to back out. So that’s what’s happened. Thanks again!

    1. Thanks, Chris. It was fun and the momentum of the posts created a level of confidence that I could actually complete the challenge. But the best part was finding new blogs. There really is a vibrant community of creatives out there. Good luck to you you! I’m digging your posts, too. 🙂

      1. You’re right about discovering new blogs…now if only I had time to keep up with all the blogs I already follow.

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