If anyone ever tries to convince you I'm clever, you just point them at this title and nod—you know better.
First off, I want to throw out a HUGE thanks to
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L. Diane Wolfe
These guys did a GREAT job! Compared to past years I ran across far fewer spammish, outdated or non-participating blog. I only hit a couple where people hadn't jumped in and then a couple more where people got a few days behind. Compared to past years, it was REALLY minimal, so I know these guys were working HARD! THANK YOU!!!
I think, too, the labels worked where they were there—I was one of the guilty folks who signed up without reading the instructions, but it was helpful to know what I was in for. I didn't use it to screen per se, though I DID use it in conjunction with blog length—if it was LONG and on a subject I don't have much interest in (gaming... and I think I did it once for a crafty thing) then I screened just a little. I like to get to know a variety of people.
So overall, I think it was run REALLY WELL this year.
As for MY Report Card...
That is more a mixed bag. I had a couple successes:
I have several new followers (not quite 20, but close)
I made a pretty good effort at visiting everyone who visited me
I made some new friends I plan to visit regularly
Where I fell down though, is where life got busy... book promo prep, the SWAMPED day job, family crises... I started strong on the visiting, but by the end, I was barely keeping up with visitors, let alone getting to others on the list. I think I got through 300 from the list, but probably 2/3 of that was in the first week, then I trickled.
Overall it was a good experience though.
So how was YOUR A to Z?