Hello! This is my seventh attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge and my was Experiences of a first time grandmother!
Some sweet, salty moments and learnings!
In case you have missed out, you can catch up here.
Congratulations to all awesome bloggers who have completed this challenge. This year is unique as all of us around the world are facing the Covid19 pandemic.
Luckily, the Internet Gods were kind enough to allow me to schedule, post and comment on many posts. The AtoZ master list listed 510 participants and 89 bloggers revealed their theme on the #BlogchatterAtoZ Theme reveal and I saw 144 awseome posts on the first of April!! Obviously I still have a lot of catching up to do, something that is top of my to-do list.
I had delayed my decision to participate (its my seventh attempt) and once I did, I went into a frenzy of writing and managed to schedule all my posts much ahead of time. Y turned out to be most difficult and I was gasping for ideas till the last day! My posts were not image-intensive as it was more about my feelings and emotions and I did not make the effort of looking up memes to accompany the posts. Does it indicate a certain weariness? I cant say really!
Visitors to my blog were generous with their comments and I Thank all of you! Even if you have not commented! 😉
Across all the challenge, I saw the popular themes related to writing, books, travel, cooking and best of all, I found 4 blogs about babies/kids and one by a grandmother one about future grandkids!! Yay! I was not alone!!
Here they are..
- Parenting & Lifestyle at mommyinme by Jhilmil – Around kids and mommy
- Suburban Lifestyle by Simrit Bedi – Activities for kids
- That Madras Mom by Sindhu Vinod Narayan – What to and what not to teach your todder
- Natkhatz by Shubhra Rustogi – What Baby A thinks
- Mumbai on a High by Sunita – Adventures with her little people
- Truly Yours Roma by Roma Sinha Letters to future grandchildren documenting lessons from Covid 19
This post is incomplete without mentioning Quilting Patch Applique by Frederique.. She posted outstanding quilting work and has even suggested an awesome knitting site that I plan to sign up for soon. Thanks Frederique!
A couple of wonderful Nature related blogs..
- The Squirrel Nutwork by Nutmeg
- Lisa’s Garden Adventure by Lisa
As in earlier AtoZ challenges, Keith’s Ramblings by Keith Hillman and Canvas with Rainbow by Anagha Yatin were outstanding with their fiction.
The Lockdown has been extended in India as we try to accept an upcoming new normal in our lives.. that of always wearing a mask, carrying hand sanitisers. Greeting by way of Namaste and washing hands and feet have traditionally been a part of our lifestyle and I am glad the entire world is now adopting it.
I pray that this calamity ends soon.
I hope all you of are healthy and safe in your part of the world.
Take care everyone!
It was nice meeting you all and reading your thoughts.
Lets stay in touch!
Stay Home! Stay Safe!
Here are links to my previous AtoZ attempts.
2013 Mixed Bag
2014 Exercising For Fitness
2015 Gardens of Pune
2018 Contemporary A to Z
2019 Caring for the Caregiver
12 Replies to “Reflections on 2020 AprilAtoZ”
Thank you Archana for this interesting Reflection article. I think I visited you on a couple of occasions, but still a lot of catching up to do. I see that you had scheduled most of your writing ahead of time, that seems to be the best way to free up time to read and comment on other people. Congratulations on visiting 144 posts the first day , impressive. Hoping all is well where you are in India, take care and wishing you an inspired spring of writing and blogging.
Susan , Toulouse, France, from life in poetry on WordPress or Blogger.
You're welcome ;)) Thank you for mentioning me, and I hope you will be able to visit your grandbaby soon
Let me go through some posts now.
Thank you for visiting my blog. One of the wonderful things about blogging is corresponding with people from all over the world. I realized I had never visited your A to Z blog. It will be top of my list. Congratulations for finishing; it's interesting knowing which letters give people the most trouble.
I missed out on your blog in April. So I need to go to the link that you provided and catch up on your posts, which I shall do.
Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comments.
Congratulations on completing the A to Z challenge. It is great to meet a fellow fauji wife and grandmother. I will be back to explore your blog more.
@Susan B Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
@Frederique Thank you for reading and commenting on my posts! Stay in touch! 🙂
@Narayana Rao KVSS THank you for stopping by!
@Alana – Thank you so much!
@Pradeep Nair Thank you!
@Madhu Bindra Happy to connect! Hope to see you around! 🙂