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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Life is Good

I'd like to introduce my first EVER guest poster, my dear friend Tina from Life is Good.  Tina is a published author, and is co-hosting the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this year.  Here she is!

Hello House Revivals Fans! I'm honored to be able to challenge you today. Amanda and I have been friends for 20 years, and though geography keeps us apart physically, Facebook and blogging is keeping our friendship intact. In fact, it was Amanda who helped launch my blog Life is Good.  I appreciate her letting me borrow her blog for a day.
I'd like to offer you an opportunity to grow your audience, meet new bloggers, and to perhaps take you a bit out of your comfort zone by joining the A-Z April Challenge.

The Blogging from A to Z April Challenge was started two years ago by Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out. It grew by leaps and bounds to 1282 participants last year, and we are anticipating a lot more folks this year!
This challenge isn't just for writers. Any style of blog is welcome to participate, in fact, the variety of blogs is part of what makes the visiting so much fun. Last year we had musicians, photographers, graphic artists, sculptors, scrap-bookers, table scapers (I love those) CRAFTERS, and other blogs that defy description, but sure made the ride interesting.

Rules are simple. On April 1st, post about something that starts with the letter A. On the 2nd, something on B, and so on. You get Sundays off, except for the 1st. Whatever style blog you have, this is a challenge you can do! Some freestyle it (like I did last year) some go with a theme (a lot of folks did that, and I've decided to go that way this year). Whatever your style, you'll fit in fine. The idea is to keep it short and sweet.  You'll have more repeat visitors if you turn on your brevity function.  See?
One more thing, don't freak out about having to visit everyone. All we suggest is that you visit five new blogs a day, starting with the one after yours on the list. Five! That's totally doable, and by the end of the month, you'll have met at least 150 new blogs!

If you still have questions, you can ask me in the comments or by email, or you can check out our official blog which has hints, survival tips, and general information. On the contact us tab you'll find the emails of the co-hosts (I'm one of them), and the general info email which is Lots of ways to find us, so ask away!

If you're brave enough to join, the linky list can be found by clicking the "Blogging A-Z April 2012 Challenge” tab at my blog Life is Good, or by visiting the A-Z Challenge host blog and clicking to the sign-up list tab there.

As of this moment, there are 1010 participants!  We'd love to have you, too.

Be sure and stop by Life is Good, and consider taking the A to Z challenge, and a huge thank you goes out to Tina for guest posting today!


  1. Thanks so much for letting me borrow your blog today. I'm honored to be the first one! Now for the big question, Amanda: are YOU joining this challenge? 26 simple Christmas ornaments, 26 tips on DIY stuff, 26 important things you've learned while first moving, then buying a house, then LIFTING THAT HOUSE, to doing all this with a husband with a demanding job, a new granddaughter, and STILL blog. You're amazing, and I'm so glad we're friends.
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge

  2. Thanks, Amanda, for allowing Tina to use your lovely blog to shout out about the A to Z Challenge.

    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    Please vote for your favorite A to Z Video

  3. Five is a very reasonable number to try and visit each day. I try to visit everyone who visits me and then five to ten blogs that are new to me.

  4. The more, the merrier! After participating in the A to Z Challenge last year, there is no way that I would miss it this time around since I made so many friends and it really got my gears going on the writing and blogging side, so if anything, it causes participants to be very productive. Doing the A to Z Challenge is a blast....nothing beats being in a marathon without having to leave the house!

    Blogging at The Madlab Post and socializing @MadlabPost on Twitter.

  5. I hopped over here from Tina's post on A-Z Challenge, and, wow, love your blog! Everything is so beautiful. I have a coveting problem for sure...

    Thanks, Tina, for recommending we check it out!


  6. Cool challenge Amanda! One of these times my schedule will clear so I can attempt it!

  7. Tina sent me to say hello, so here I am. "Hello!" Congratulations on your first ever guest poster and here's to many more!

  8. Just saying hello, Tina and Amanda! I can't wait to begin the challenge...but, I have a bit of work to do. Thanks for helping us to prepare...cheers!

  9. Hi Amanda, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. I apologize for the delay in responding to your comments. Remind me to never, ever think that three posts in one day is a good idea...

    Arlee - your support wherever I go means so much to me.

    Susan - your visiting plan is a great one!

    Nicole - thanks for following me all over the place like Arlee, I sure appreciate you!

    Christine - her blog is beautiful. But what would you expect from an interior designer with some seriously amazing art skills. She can do it all.

    Jenny - thanks my friend for coming by. Actually, it's kinda funny because you and Amanda knew each other before me. Don't know if you remember, but Amanda is the reason I met you!

    clee - thanks for stopping here like I asked. Would you mind getting me a chai? Just kidding. Though I really could use one right now... ;-)

    Jarm - I hear ya'. I lost my notebook with ALL my challenge plans. ALL of my plans. Having a pretty good little freak-out party over here...

    Chris - thanks for following Amanda. She's truly talented, as evidenced by her horde of followers...I'm so happy she let me "borrow" her blog for a day!

    I hope to see all of you again. Like maybe in the challenge... ;-)
    Tina @ Life is Good
    Co-Host of the April A to Z Challenge
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z #atozchallenge


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