PFF45: A2Z

Friday Flashback

Welcome to Paula’s Friday Flashback! This is a challenge begun by Fandango and it’s fun to see what we posted back when (as well as the comments). The post below is a reblog of a post I made exactly one year ago. I can’t resist saying something about this post, given that I’m doing A2Z again. I have indeed done a specific theme (games) with planned and scheduled posts. But the difference is… I am ignoring the main site. I am reading my regular feed, some of which contains bloggers also doing A2Z, and not actively seeking new followers and blogs to read. Thus, I feel much less stressed. Also, I must have chosen a better topic because I’m receiving many more comments! 😍

A2Z Observations

We’re 10 days into April now, marking a third of the journey through my first A2Z bloggery challenge. Now, to be honest, I didn’t join in to get motivated to blog daily, since I do that already. I joined because I thought it would be fun to have a daily themed post.

Well, it’s not. 😱

Yes. Sacrilege. Allow me to pontificate. It’s a burden to write the posts that I’ve planned out on my list. It feels like work, bleh. It’s not fun like the other posts are, the genre challenges, the impulsive poetry, etc.

Another issue is that people aren’t responding to the romance novel reviews much, except to drop likes. I thought I had more romance readers here who would be interested in these books. Guess not. Maybe if I reviewed something “rapey” like The Flame and the Flower I’d get a conversation going haha.

But people are responding to the romantic comedy movie reviews, so I’m modifying my list to include more movies and fewer books, except for the reviews I’ve already scheduled. I’d rather go for the reliable over the uncertain, and it makes me a little sad to have a post with likes and no comments. Dunno why people can’t extrapolate things I say about romance novels into general discussions about other books and writing too, but like whatever. We’ll just focus on movies. 🙄

Further, with my regular newsfeed still overflowing with favorite bloggers posting great stuff, I don’t have time to wander to the A2Z page and check out new peeps. I’m already much too busy with blogging and working and everything else. That “make connections” part of A2Z is a bust for me, unfortunately. I don’t know how I used to have any spare time. Where did it go?

I think in the future if I do A2Z again it will be with a much more casual approach, not a theme/list. This feels way too much like actual work. 😝

/end reblog


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9 responses to “PFF45: A2Z

  1. If the A to Z has become a burden for you, then you should quit and just write about things that you are interested in. I feel like quitting also, as I picked a difficult topic and most of my posts have ranged between 3,500 words to 4,000 and it takes me away from doing any other prompts. I will finish N and O today and I will make it, but it has been a lot of hard work so far.

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    • That was last year’s post. This year is different ~ I’m enjoying writing about games and people seem more interested in commenting. A big difference is that I haven’t bothered linking back to the main site. That caused more obligations.

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  2. I am also enjoying your Games.

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  3. Speaking for myself (which I usually do, anyway): Games are definitely more relatable than romance novels.

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  4. A recent flashback… interesting…🤔
    It’s funny that your “where are the comments?” generated so many comments 😂

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  5. Games is defrinitely easier for me to relate to than romance novels.

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