A- Z Blogging challenge is finished but….

Here are a few neat things I’ve discovered…

  • I miss it already!!
  • I visited 214 of the 1,516 blogs listed (I thought I was doing OK but I think I could have done better)
  • in the 30 days of April, I got myself 33 new blog followers.. fellow A-Z’ers I guess and thank you very much!!
  • I stuck to my predetermined theme and posts (pretty much)


  • I also discovered I suck at writing short blog posts. I think this is because during the day my “job” is as Grandma to two small people 17 and 16 months, and I don’t use up enough words so then I come to blog and they spill out to make up the quota for the day….
  • I guess this means I’ll never be doing a “challenge” where I have to count my words (or at least nothing under say 3,000 words anyways!
  • At the start I doubted myself, about going the distance.. (what’s new I do it ALL the time) but then I found myself loving this new routine and really enjoying introducing my family and super close friends to everyone.

Here is a list of my posts with links, in case you missed any and want to go back and read them…

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/30/z-is-for/ Z is for Zoo

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/y-is-for/  Y is for Yabbered and others

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/27/x-is-for/   X is for X-tra Best friend – Deanne

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/w-is-for/  W is for William AKA Star Son

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/25/v-is-for/  V is for Victoria our home state!

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/u-is-for/   U is for Update on my life.

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/23/t-is-for/    T is for today, Tomorrow and Tony

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/s-is-for/ S is for St.Leonards (our holiday place)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/21/r-is-for/   R is for Rob (My Bloke)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/q-is-for/  Q is for camping in Queensland

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/p-is-for/   P is for Penpalling (my other career)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/o-is-for/   O is for Other family

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/16/n-is-for/  N is for Nieces and nephews

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/15/m-is-for-ooops-its-a-long-one/ M is for Memories (stories from others)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/14/l-is-for/   L is for Lee (my cousin and friend and sister figure)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/k-is-for/  K is for Kit, My son from another Mother

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/11/j-is-for-triple-treat/ J is for Jock, Jasmin and Jarrah (Father-in-law, Daughter and son)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/10/i-is-for/  I is for I am…

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/h-is-for-lots-of-pics-in-this-post/ H is for Hine.. the day I became a Hine

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/08/g-is-for-warning-long-post-ha-ha/    G is for Grandmahood

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/07/f-is-for/  F is for Fran (my Mother in law)

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/e-is-for/  E is for Easter

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/04/d-is-for/  D is for Dad John Oliver Scarffe

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/03/c-is-for-triple-treat/  C is for Cousin, Crochet and caravan.

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/b-is-for/ B is for Babies, meet my Grand children

https://kimlhine.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/its-april-1st-you-know-what-that-means-right/  A is for Amber

I’ve really enjoyed following along with other people’s challenge topics, I learnt all the names for God from one blogger and from another she ate her way through the alphabet, one had a music theme so I learnt some new music. There were many varied and different themes and I’ve learnt something new at each blog, so it’s been a learning curve for me as well. I’ve loved sharing my family with you all and now I have to start thinking about 2016’s theme!!


12 thoughts on “A- Z Blogging challenge is finished but….

  1. It was really nice to meet you and your family on this Challenge. Congratulations on surviving the month … it always seems so simple at the beginning and the effort really starts to kick in mid-month!!
    Now on to new challenges 🙂

  2. I discovered some fun new blogs on this challenge, but I have to say yours is one of my favorites. Some of the others deal with writing and I’ve learned a lot, but from yours I felt like I got to know you – and your family – and I enjoyed them immensely!

  3. You sound like you had a pretty successful April. 33 new followers is pretty decent. The short posts are something I had to work with as well. Mine used to be very long, but thanks to the Challenges I’ve gotten pretty good at doing short posts. It’s just something you have to practice with I guess and in the long run I think visitors appreciate it. My regular posts can still get fairly long sometimes, but I try to rotate long and shorter ones.

    Thanks for joining us for the 2015 Challenge and we’ll plan on you being there in 2016.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host

    Tossing It Out

    • Hi Arlee, thanks for stopping by and for being my 70th Follower.. Sometimes I think I get way too excited about the umber of followers, but I just love blogging so much!!
      Yes working on shorter posts will have to become a goal!

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