Monday, January 30th: 1st day to officially sign up: Click on the A-Z photo above and it will take you to the official sign up link.
So I thought I would get an early start, a jump so to speak and head over to Arlie Bird's Blog at 9:30 a.m and guess what? 162 bloggers have already signed up and this is day one, before noon. Wow! That is all I can say.
Even though you can technically sign up until April, Arlie suggest signing up early because of all the pre-contest challenges. Those of you who participated last year know what this means, but I feel like a child waiting for Christmas. This is my first time to participate and the build up and anticipation is not unlike waiting to see what Santa brought me as a kid.
So get yourself out there so other bloggers can find you. Two months of mingling and meeting and greeting will allow you to get to know the other participants which will be favorable to you when determining your April strategy. Alex Cavanaugh has an easy to understand explanation of exactly what the A-Z challenge is and what you will be required to do during the month of April as a participant.
So head over now and sign up. The link will be open until Wednesday and after that you can of course still sign up, but by clicking on a tab or page link. You will also be able to sign up on any of the co-host websites. Don't worry, I am certain you will have no trouble finding the A-Z Blogging Challenge on almost every blog you visit.
While Arlie Bird, at Tossing It Out is the brain-child behind the unprecedented challenge, he has some awe-inspiring co-host. For more information and to stay on top of developments, I have listed the co-host and a link to each of their blogs.
I already mentioned Alex J. Cavanaugh, but here is a link to his homepage. The other co-host include Stephen Tremp, Jenny Pearson, Matthew MacNish, Tina Downey, Jeremy Hawkins, D.L. Hammons, Shannon Lawrence, Elizabeth Mueller, Damyanti Biswas, Karen Gowen and Konstanz Silverbow.
The A-Z Challenge has a facebook page and the official email address for your questions and comments is email@example.com and the twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge.
Are you participating? Have you signed up? Any advice for a newbie?