Alcalde and Zorro say El Finito: The A-Z Blogging Challenge

Stick a fork in me because I am done!

Done with the A-Z Blogging Challenge, that is. πŸ™‚

When people see me a-comin’ they must quake in their boots, because the “challenges” are issued fast and furious.

Apparently there is one thing we bloggers love greatly and that is issuing a good challenge.

Overall, I found this challenge to be, well, challenging. There were times it felt restrictive, but there were also a couple of posts I really enjoyed that wouldn’t have existed if not for the challenge. The conditions of the challenge forced me to go places I probably wouldn’t have gone. So I’m glad about that.

By participating in the A-Z Challenge, I also picked up some traffic and new friends I wouldn’t have otherwise. I love making new friends and checking out their blogs.

Challenge accepted! Challenge conquered. Overall I’m fairly happy with how I did. I only really cheated one time. Come on! What does Donald Trump have to do with the letter “K,” eh???

My next challenge will be to avoid any and all challenges, at least until June 1, 2011, when the BlogShorts June 2011 Challenge starts! Aeeeiiiieeee!

It’s 30 stories with 30 words in 30 days. I challenge you participate! πŸ™‚

Here’s a list of my post titles from the challenge. I’m not going to link them all. If you want to explore my challenge posts, please use this link.

A – An Alphabetic Assassination Attempt
B – Blue Bayou Bobble Bubbles
C – The Curious Case of Computers and a Curse
D – The Most Holy Depressional
E – Energetic energy extrapolations
F – Fantastical, farcical fables of fetal fatality freedoms
G – Goodness gracious, great galls of gyre!
H – Happiness Hypochondria
I – Intellectual intercourse interruption
J – Job-related Jeopardy jollies
K – Killjoy the kill shot (self-inflicted)
L – The 7 Loathe Languages for Lost Lovers
M – Mitt the Mormon
N – The Neon Ninja of Naked Negativity Nirvana
O – Overvalued: Oh oligarchy, oh obligations!
P – The pursuit of a position in the profession of plane procedures
Q – Quest for the quirky queen of Quackery
R – Hyppo and Critter: You say you want a Revolution
S – Sophie Scholl
T – Theoretical thoughts of theological tsunami truths
U – U is for Undertow
V – V is for Vexting
W – W is for Wall
X – Case studies from the X-Files
Y – Yesterdays and Yesteryears
Z – Zoology 101

9 responses

  1. Tada!!! We did it!!!! Thankful that’s it’s over! These things always sound more fun in theory than in practice. lol – Just kidding (mostly), I also met some new people and thought it was fun to go out with a bang, so to speak! Enjoy your little break. πŸ™‚ xx


    1. Now I have a blog. HO HO HO.

      Machine Gun

      It was fun. Thanks for challenging me.


  2. You really had to reach deep for this challenge. My hat’s off to you!


    1. Aw, thanks. Some days were harder than others. And I think I can honestly say I maintained the usual quality of the blog. Of course, that’s not saying much.


      1. I like to tell people “I excel at mediocrity.”


  3. Because of the Blogging A to Z Challenge I discovered some undiscovered things about you.

    Can I get my entry fee back?


    1. Whatchoo talkin’ bout, Willis? And my blog comes with a promise. All fees equal to $0 are subject to a double-your-money-back guarantee!

      I guess you could say I’m the undiscovered country? Or not?


  4. Which of your AtoZ posts did you most enjoy, Tom?


    1. Hey, thanks for asking. I’m going to have to say, in no particular order:

      U is for Undertow – because I went all fictional and tried to act like a writer.

      The 7 Loathe Languages for Lost Lovers – a funny idea and I enjoyed photoshopping a book cover.

      The Most Holy Depressional – I like the thought of making my own religion and cashing in like those other guys. And, if I do, I’ll finally have my very own set of infidels!!!

      Job-related Jeopardy jollies – Why don’t you all try writing your own post as a series of Jeopardy answers sometime? It’s not easy! (Challenge issued!)

      The pursuit of a position in the profession of plane procedures – Mainly because I think I made some damn good points.

      Hyppo and Critter: You say you want a Revolution – A promising idea crushed by my ineffectual execution. This was probably my most misunderstood post.

      Zoology 101 – A thrilling idea cut short by a damn deadline. I had envisioned so much more.

      Sophie Scholl – This is one of those moments where I desperately wish I could go back in time. I’d have an invisibility cloak, and force field that could deflect any technology of the time, and a ray gun. Before the guillotine fell on Sophie, I’d become visible, save her life to bring with me back to the future, and say quite simply, “None of you motherfuckers are leaving this room alive.”


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