Tuesday, April 30, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Z-Ya!

I am in awe that I managed to complete this blogging challenge. I thought for sure that I would start it, do maybe four or five days, and then sort of fizzle out with the rest of the crowd that decides to quit - consciously or otherwise-  a week in. It's easy for the first couple of days, but after awhile, it sure gets hard! This said, I can see why other people are addicted to this annual challenge, and I'd be lying if I said I didn't want to give it a try next year.

The annual reflection post is one where you're meant to write about what you've done that surprises you, but frankly, the whole thing surprised me! When I started this blog as a review blog, I never dreamed I'd ever catch the eye of one subscriber, let alone the 50+ I have now. I figured that nobody would want to read the rants and raves of a twenty-four year old who is pretty poor and trying to decide on the best garbage bags to buy. But surprisingly, you did! And you still continue to! Without your support, I couldn't be where I am today, and I'm continually amazed by the wonderful comments and feedback I receive on a daily basis.

In the coming weeks and months, I plan to switch things up a bit. I'll write a few times a week, but not daily - I don't think I could handle that! I will have a day of the week set aside exclusively for Mr. Pixel and products concerning him, and perhaps a food review day. I will also establish a rating system you can refer to that will be consistent and thorough. Mostly, though, this will just be a repository for the things I use in my day-to-day, American consumerist experience. They won't all be helpful or useful, and they won't all be interesting, but they will be genuinely tested by a real-life woman, and that's something!

Please don't hesitate to talk to me if you have a small business. If you sell soap, cat treats, deodorant, books, tea, candles ... whatever it is, I'll review it and pay for it, too! Just let me know what I can do for you - mutual views from both your fans and mine will work wonders. :) Constructive feedback would be great, too.

When I hit 100 followers, I plan on doing a giveaway! When I get closer to that number, I'll post the contest - hopefully people entering the contest will boost followers even more.

I am nowhere near the end of my blogging journey, is what I am trying to say at the close of the day. So this isn't a goodbye, but merely a z-ya later!


  1. It's nice that a-z was such a good experience for you. I agree that it was a lot of fun. I love how so many different bloggers were brought together. :) Congrats on finishing! :)

  2. Congrats on completing the challenge. I've enjoyed reading your blog, so I nominated you for a Liebster: http://www.alioffthemark.com/2013/05/its-spring-cleaning-time-bitches.html

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