This was indeed a challenge in many ways. I planned and wrote many of my posts well in advance of April and I would recommend this approach to anyone thinking of signing up next year. The last week and a bit was the hardest for me. I began the week not having written any of the posts, largely because I struggled to come up with topics for "w", "x", "y" amd "z", and on the whole, I would say they were my weakest posts. I'm also finding that the challenge has used up my store of ideas for posts and now I am scrambling around for something to write. So, what can I do now?
Overall, though, the experience was positive. Aside from some statistical benefits like getting more followers and a ton of page hits from A-Zers, I got to meet a lot of interesting people who left comments and I similarly visited many other interesting blogs of those who participated.
I cannot say enough about the people who co-hosted the challengs this year. I appreciate all the hard work they did, with a special shout-out to Jenny of the Pearson Report, who visited several times and left encouraging words.
Will I do it again next year? I'll have to see where I'm at when the time comes, but I think I would. The challenge was, on the whole, fun.