Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March is Dying...

I just realized that March is nearly over. That means April is beginning, which means only 3 days until the A-to-Z Challenge.

Since apparently, blogger is getting a "new look" in April (the dreaded Updated Interface) I have been hastening to finish (or at least mostly finish) my scheduled A-to-Z posts before then.

I've heard some bad things about the UI. Apparently it's difficult to edit HTML in the posts, you can't turn off CAPTCHA for comments (unless it's already turned off), and it's hard to navigate.

Also I accidentally switched over to it, panicked because the white screen with the orange text was blinding me and I couldn't find any of the buttons, and then somehow found the go back to old interface button and selected it. The world then proceeded to return to normal.

I guess I'll have to learn how to use it if it becomes permanent, but for now I'll stick with the much more functional and easy-to-use old interface.

So for the first week of the A-to-Z challenge I'll be posting every single day. I've tried to keep the posts writing or blogging related, but sometimes I've lapsed into non-relevant posts - like the letter K, for example.

I have my first post all ready and scheduled for Sunday. For those of you who will be at church or elsewhere on Sunday, you can read it Monday or on my A-to-Z Challenge page.

I'm very excited for the challenge! It will be neat to read everyone else's posts (well, as many as I can manage), and also to see 26 posts for the month of April in my blog archive.

Oh, and in case you wanted to join, it's not too late to sign up.

Have you tried or used the updated interface? Have you joined or thought of joining the A-to-Z Challenge? Let me know by commenting!


  1. This sounds like a fun idea. I think I'm going to sign up - I've been trying to blog regularly (a least twice a week if not more). This would be interesting and a fun way of thinking up new blogging topics and seeing what other come up with. :)

  2. Oh, wow, I didn't know that we will be losing the option to turn off CAPTCHA. Thanks for the warning!

  3. Rachel - you should definitely join! It sounds like lots of fun, and it will be cool to have someone I know doing the challenge as well. :)

    Gwendolyn - you're welcome! Blogger may be working on fixing that, but for now it's not possible.

    1. signed up! :) Posted about it [and mentioned you:) ] here :

  4. Um, this probably sounds really weird… But what is the A-to-Z challenge?
    Thanks. =)

    1. Hi Aidyl! The blogging from A-to-Z challenge is a blogging challenge for the month of April. The bloggers who enter write 26 posts in April, with each post corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet.

      You can learn more about it here. :)

  5. I'm also trying to get used to the new interface. Can't tell if I like it or not, try to hold out judgement. Good luck on the A to Z challenge. I've got most of my posts all ready to go, just have to tweek them a little.

  6. Thanks, Jessica! I can't wait to see what you've got planned. :)



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