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Thursday, April 2, 2015

I'm April A-Z Free

For the past three years, I've jumped into the A-Z Challenge with both feet on the ground running. I'd organize myself by listing possible ideas for letters and would spend every Sunday completing a week's worth of posts. I'd stretched my funny bones throughout the alphabet and had fun, but visiting all of the other blogs got to be a bit much. I'd never have enough time, and April blogging would take over my life. 

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I am glad I decided to skip it this year. My focus has been geared toward projects that pay, such as Teacher Pay Teacher. I have a store with 329 products, and if I do what's planned, I'll have 331 products by tonight. Business -- that starts with the letter B -- has been great. I've also gotten into using Pinterest to advertise my products. I now have 135 followers, which is pretty good for a social media outlet that I ignored for years. All of this takes time, as well as the day job. 

I also like to work on my novels, which unfortunately take the back burner all too often. But, I'll be able to dump the day job in another two years. Perhaps then, I'll go back to the A-Z Challenge. Maybe once I retire, I'll get the books published. Maybe I'll make so much from my creative products on TPT that I won't need my teacher's salary. Don't laugh. Deanna Jump has made over $2,000,000. I plan to join her.

8 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

I hope you will come and visit when you make your first million :)

Good choice on AtoZ. It is already taking over my life and I am only on C. I am having a blast discovering my city, but it's time consuming, as is writing and following.

Ruth said...

I am doing it this year. I skipped last year. I did get caught up trying to get to all the blogs and read and comment, but it is too much and it isn't fun. So, I changed my focus. Write what I want with no plan and visit what blogs I can, when I can. You gotta do what is best for you. :)

mail4rosey said...

No one ever had huge success by stating small goals. Wishing you all the luck in the world.

Binky said...

I think I should become a teacher!

Rory Bore said...

I have yet to jump on the A-Z challenge. maybe one year. probably not though.

don't forget us little people when you make it big! :)

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

It sounds like you are working and productive! Good for you!!

M. J. Joachim said...

There's something to be said for being A - Z free. I'm not doing it this year either, and as much as I'm enjoying visiting bloggers who are, I'm also enjoying not worrying about it. Best of luck with your store. Sounds exciting, and I hope you find a lot of enjoyable time to work on your novels.

messymimi said...

Mostly i join because i do the holiday list anyway each day, so i may as well, it gives me ideas for what else to say. Enjoy your break, and all of your other writing!