Today's prompt for the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge is: "Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don't have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member."
First of all, I don't know any bloggers personally, so I can't exactly "profess love" for them, but I can definitely profess my love for some blogs. Since I started my blog on the first day of the A to Z Challenge, on April 1, 2013, I thought this post would be perfect to also serve as my A to Z Reflections post.
It was the A to Z bloggers who inspired me to complete the challenge, after all! I want to thank all of them for inspiring me in some way, even if I haven't reached them yet. I plan to spend the next year checking out all the blogs on the list. So if you haven't inspired me yet, you probably will soon!
Rather than list all of the blogs I followed during the challenge in this post, the complete list of blogs I followed during the A to Z Challenge is available at the bottom of my right sidebar. I do want to make special mention of several of them, however. I loved all of the blogs that I followed, but some of them inspired me in very special ways.
First, there were two bloggers that I know of who specially mentioned me in their "Z" posts, so I would like to thank them for that. The first, Afshan, not only mentioned me, but has a very interesting blog as well. I think Indian culture is so interesting, and she taught me so many things I did not know.
The second was Zainab. Her blog had some of the best poetry I've read. I'm no poet, so that was truly amazing to me. She made no mention of NaPoWriMo in her blog, so I assume she is just naturally lyrical. Her poetry wasn't even part of a challenge!
Speaking of NaPoWriMo, I was truly impressed by the Pull Up a Toadstool blog. Tracy Moore not only kept up with the A to Z Challenge, but wrote a poem every single day for NaPoWriMo as well! And they were actually good poems! Amazing!
And then there is Rebeccah Giltrow, whose blog Rebeccah Writes, inspired me so much that I did each of her writing prompts in the comment of each post. Every day during the challenge, she listed a new Oulipo challenge. Each one was so much fun, I just had to try it out. Rebeccah is also doing the "Blog Every Day in May" challenge.
I also have to mention Haley's Comic. I can't even believe the work Haley put into that thing! Not only did she draw little comics each day for the challenge, but they were actually funny! Hilarious in fact! I can't even tell you how much I love that blog. I just wish she was doing the May challenge as well so I could enjoy a post like that every single day. That blog should be famous!
Another truly enjoyable blog belongs to Rowena. I've enjoyed her good humor, but especially her cute little sketches all through the A to Z blogging challenge. Seeing her bits of artwork each day inspired me and put a smile on my face.
Lastly, I have to mention DL Hammons for not only completing the challenge, but running a contest during the challenge as well! And he did this despite having to go through some painful personal ordeals. He's amazing, and his blog has taught me so many ideas and tricks for having a successful blog.
Thanks to everyone doing either or both of the A to Z and Every Day in May challenges! I love you all for enriching my life and inspiring me to continue with my own blog! You have all helped me to survive the challenge.