Wednesday, March 25, 2015

#798. 2015 A-to-Z Challenge

Next week the next A-to-Z Challenge begins.  I first participated in 2012, and I owe whatever audience I've had in the ensuing years to that month.  I intend to take part for the fourth consecutive time.  Apparently I missed the theme reveal, though I do have one.

The thing is, I don't know whether I'll be able to complete it.  The past two Decembers I've given updates on my mother's battle with cancer.  Suffice to say, that battle appears about ready to conclude.  Her worsening condition is the reason why I've drastically reduced my blogging over the course of the last year.

Right now, I'm considering writing at least part of the Challenge in advance.  I've preferred in the past to leave each day to the day itself, although I cheated last year except in the actual production of the crappy comic strips I foisted on readers.

Or, I may not do anything at all.  We'll see.  But now you'll know.  The biggest change is that my half-hearted efforts to read along with other participants and/or offer comments, which has always been the heart of this community, may suffer most of all.  And I know how important it is to everyone else that they know they're being heard, because I know how directly they make it known when they haven't heard back.  (Yeah, I'm giving you all a guilt trip in the midst of making me sound sympathetic.  I'm just that awesome.)  My visitors tend to go away when I go away, too.  Don't try and pretend otherwise, yo.

I just thought I'd give you an explanation.

8 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

That sucks about your mom. Of course it was probably the A to Z Challenge that led me to you, an event you have rued mightily.

Tony Laplume said...

Rued mostly.

Herb said...

Bummer. You do what you need to do and don't worry about your audience, you'll get 'em back.

Tony Laplume said...

It's looking to happen shortly...

Michael Abayomi said...

Sorry about your mum, Tony. I can't even begin to imagine what she must be going through. I hope you do follow through on taking part in the Challenge.

Tony Laplume said...

She in fact ended up passing away early that afternoon.

Tony Laplume said...

Just to be clear, because this version of Blogger comments doesn't include dates, on the 26th, not 25th...

Michael Abayomi said...

May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace. :(

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