Blog-Ins, Twitter chats & writing: How to stay focused during the #AtoZChallenge

This April is going to be busy!

As a long-time A to Z Challenge participant, I’ve decided to bring my 6 years of experience to the table this year – quite literally. I’ll be hosting Blog-Ins here in San Diego, and Twitter chats online for folks with questions about the challenge and blogging in general.

If that weren’t enough, I’m also going to be writing my own blog posts throughout the month of April.

So how, exactly, do I plan to stay on top of all of this action?

First of all, I’ve got an ironclad schedule:

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  • Blogging happens daily, preferably first thing in the morning, so that I have no excuses for falling behind.
  • Blog-Ins are scheduled weekly, on Sundays and Mondays, which are my current days off. I’m going to specific locations, and will come prepared with a list of blog ideas for people who are new to the challenge.
  • Twitter chats also happening weekly (on Thursdays, from 7-8 PM, PST), and these are going to follow an existing chat that I already participate in, to make things easy to remember! I’ll also come prepared, with questions and answers for bloggers.
  • Even though Sundays are, technically, non-blogging days during the challenge, I always like to use my Sundays to pre-write a few posts for the coming week. Remember: there’s no rule against writing your posts in advance!
  • Part of the fun of the A to Z Challenge is trying to find new bloggers to follow, so I’m going to try to find at least 1 new blogger to follow each day. Without the Linky list to help break things down by topic, this may prove to be a bit of a challenge – but that’s the whole point of the A to Z Challenge, right?


What’s the A to Z Challenge?

In case you don’t already know what the A to Z Challenge is, here’s a list of my Top 10 Reasons to Join the A to Z Challenge.

Let’s do this!

I hope to meet you during one of my Blog-In sessions, but if you can’t make it, you can also find me on Twitter @originaloflaura, where I will be posting links to my A to Z blogs and chatting about the challenge this month.

See you on April 1st!