Trying to keep this short (really!)... Some collaterals effects of the #AtoZChallenge, and learnings, in alphabetical order:
E is for English
As a non-native English speaker, I discovered some words thanks to the challenge. Not only in A few drops of Ink, that dedicated the #AtoZChallenge to words, but in a lot of blogs. Even in my own! Eatery (suggested by Phillip), Obverse, Quail (by Bryon), and Xangô (by Heleen) are words I did not know before.
F is for FunThis was my biggest expectation when I decided to take the challenge. And I achieved more fun that expected.
I is for Inspiration
- It seems that I inspired Phillip to take part in the challenge (he said I tried to convince him), which resulted in a series of posts about mail art, interesting as his always are.
- I am glad that postcards inspired also other posts in the challenge, like: P is for Play; Going Postal; Arti is thinking of rooting through her boxes of postcards and writing a post about... Any other?
(This U-post was not inspired by postcards, but you will find an original and funny display of mailboxes !)
- The postcards gave John an idea that he explained in another comment: I feel like starting a postcard collection from all the places I visit now. Wish my mind had thought of that earlier, but thanks for planting the seed in there now. (I asked him for royalties - inspiration is not free!...
No answer so far).
- Claire wrote on her reflections post: Eva at Mail Adventures has inspired me to start sending out postcards again. And there were some comments like this: I'm looking at these stamps and wondering why I stopped sending mail. Or this: I've actually been feeling inspired from your blog to start sending (and hopefully receiving) postcards more. I like to think that maybe someone else has sent a postcard after reading one of the posts... Let me know!
- Before. I wrote in the theme reveal post that I had not any idea for some letters (E, Q, X, Y, Z)... And some friends sent postcards for those. I added most of them to the posts, resulting in some strange combinations like Quail & Quidditch, for instance, or Yeast &Yarn.
- During. Some postcards arrived in April made me modify the posts, without the senders being aware. Also I received two free postcards from a Canadian penfriend after she read the E-post.
- After. Some readers ask me for my address in order to send a postcard. Do you think they will arrive? If I get 26, I can start another challenge... (Update: One of the promised postcards has arrived! Hooray!)