Always a Day Late…WTH??!

I don’t know how this happened as I’ve been trying to get to the top of the Blogging A-Z Challenge 2015 List since midnight last night. I started clicking on the “A-Z Sign Up List 2015” on the Blogging from A-Z Challenge Page which seems like a logical place to sign up, no? I started clicking at midnight last night because the List was slated to open on Monday.

So I click and it says “Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!”

So an hour later, I checked again, thinking ‘Well, maybe it’s a time zone difference.’ Nope, same thing: “Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!”

Several times throughout the night I’m clicking on the Sign Up List link and still coming to a message that says “Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!”

I’m tuned already! At 4:30am, I finally relent and go to bed. I get up this morning and the first thing I do is go to the Sign Up List and it’s STILL SAYING “Coming Soon! Stay Tuned!”


A few hours later, I pop on over to the page and just before I clicked, once again, on the Sign Up List link, a see a flash of “The List is Open”. WHAT??? WHERE???

I start clicking all over the page trying to get back to the message that says The List is Open. FINALLY, I click on the header and there it is: the magic door that takes me to the List.

But now, instead of being at the top, I’m way down the list as other crafty people found that magic door before I did. So now I’m 133 on the list. How the hell did that happen?

I guess logic didn’t win in this race. Oh well, at least I’m on the list.


A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good


So, if you’re going to sign up for the Blogging A-Z Challenge for 2015, which I highly recommend, go to the A-Z Home Page: DON’T CLICK ON THE A-Z SIGN-UP LIST LINK!

I’m going to bed now… (sfx: footsteps fading…)

9 thoughts on “Always a Day Late…WTH??!

  1. Sorry about that. I know the list appeared on my page at 5 AM EST. When I got up this morning to check the list was on most of the A to Z Team members’ pages. But don’t fret! If sign-ups go into the thousands as in previous years you’ll still be high on the list. Also if participants use our suggestion of starting visits with the 5 blogs below theirs then that’s like being near the top of the list.

    Of course the real secret to getting visits to your own posts is to network with others. That’s what works best for me.

    Have fun!

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    • Thanks Lee! 133 is a good number. I like that I have a double 3 in there. That’s going to bode well, I think. Don’t ask me why, I just like the number 3. That and 6 has always been lucky numbers for me. So I’ll take it! Looking forward to it. 🙂

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    • you came in just seconds after me! Great minds!! I’m so glad you’re doing it too. Are you doing a theme?? I’m almost done with letter S so I might do two posts per day and do a free-for-all/themeless one. Not sure if I have the time to do that though…or the energy at this point. I’m working on my Animal Chaplain final projects so I can graduate in May. that’s taking up some time…

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      • I’m not sure yet about a theme. Maybe something to do with yoga and tying it to the every day? I haven’t even started yet!!! S what happens once you become “ordained” as an animal chaplain? It sounds interesting!


  2. I was just thrilled to see the email telling me the post was up on the same day… they often come in a day late. I saw that at 11.30 am UTC and got on straightaway. I think the standard for the posts is about 1 am EST, so it all revolves around that. When I first sent, the sidebars still showed last year’s badges, but they’ve been updated now. It’s so exciting!

    I bet you end up around 100 or so. I’m so thrilled to be as high as 63 (and I’ve moved one place since I signed up!) I don’t think I’ve been lower than 233 before. Anywhere on the list is great 🙂


    • 63: you have both my lucky numbers!!! That’s a great slot Jemima!! Good for you. I’ll look forward to reading your posts. It will be April before we know it!

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