I can’t believe that it’s already May!
This year, as we all know, I chose to do a Harry Potter theme. This was a big step for me. Last year, I took it easy. It was my first time participating in the challenge, only found out a few weeks before, and didn’t do any planning. My posts were short and uninspired.
I wanted to do more this year – and more I did! I started planning out my posts in January! I had all my ideas for each letter, and every few weeks, I would steal myself away to Starbucks and write up 5 letters at a time. It was a huge operation. And I’m so happy that I did it!
For those who came late to the party, or missed some of my posts, follow the links to catch up on them (or to re-read the hilarious fan art!)
A: Albus B: Book Titles C: Creevey Brothers D: Dursleys E: Elves F: Founders
G: Ghosts H: Houses of Hogwarts I: Inquisitorial Squad J: Jesusification
K: Knight Bus L: Love Pairings M: Malfoys N: Neville O: Order of the Pheonix
P: Professors Q: Quidditch R: Ravenpuff S: Scabbers/Snape T: Time Turner
U: Unforgivable Curses V: A Very Potter Musical W: The Weasley Twins
X: Xenophilius Lovegood Y: You Know Who Z: Zany Fan Theories
This year, since there wasn’t a list to sign up on, every day we had to post our link to the A to Z website. I have to admit, this was a little annoying. I also found it annoying to not know which blogs I had visited already. Each day I tried to go to 5 different ones, but since the list wasn’t there to show me which links I had already clicked, sometimes I ended up visiting the same blog over and over without realising it.
Since I am not using a google based blog, I also found it hard to comment on all the blogs that I wanted to. I couldn’t like them since there was no like button, and sometimes I couldn’t even change the log in away from my personal email to post a comment. I started to just bookmark the blogs that I really liked to return to and give a list of them here. If you have a chance, check them out! Please note: these are all blogs that I wasn’t following previously.
Ozzypip Quilts: Each day, a new quilt square which they actually made and turned into a real quilt!
C.D Gallant King: Canada turns 150 this year, so this fellow Canadian posted strange facts about Canada.
Ruth’s Arc: Daily personal photographs
Ladies Who Lunch Reviews: 100-word stories
My Virtual Vineyard: Daily personal photographs
Sage Covered Hills: Looking at the constellations and other things in the skies
True North Bricks: Scenes built out of Lego
Nerdy Girl Confession: Cross Stitch from Doctor Who
Fangirl Stitches: Cross Stitch from Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The Comparative Narrative: Scrapbooking Techniques
Curious as a Cathy: Daily personal sketches
Uniquely Maladjusted but Fun: National Days of recognition (like national zipper day, or national honesty day)
Pamela & Ken’s Days of Fun!!: Different Scottish city/experience for each day
My Random Musings: Motivational Quotes
My Random Ramblings: Tiny Tales
Iain Kelly: Created a story based off of a children’s alphabet quilt
Dorky Mom Doodles: Drawings of her life with children
Click’s Clan: Letters to her Embryos during the process of IVF
These are the blogs that I have saved and followed throughout the challenge, although some are more recent than others. I have enjoyed them all and will keep following them over the next month to see what else they write about!
I’m so happy that this challenge is over! This year took a lot of work and I am just so glad that I made it to the end. Although, that being said, I am not trying to train my Pinterest suggestions to be about anything BUT Harry Potter. I need a break. During April I finished re-reading the series and was gifted a box set of the DVD’s for my birthday (which I am almost finished watching), so it’s time for much-needed separation. There will be no mention of Harry Potter here for quite some time.
Until next year A to Z!