In my theme for the A - Z alphabet challenge, I concentrated on linking emotions to something in nature.
Weeks beforehand, I prepared my seeds by composing short submissions with pen and paper. After typing them onto the computer, I added appropriate pictures, each with their heading for the day. I set up my email calendar for a daily reminder of each letter, but found the prompt unnecessary because I was primed to post first thing each morning with my already assembled material.
While I readied the growing medium for my seeds, I learned a lot about blogging during the challenge. I didn't realize, until near the end, the need to post in html so others could read the writing on the blogger messages they followed.
From now on, I'll make regular blogs. The benefits are enormous. I've made many new friends, whose written thoughts I will follow.
Having planted my seeds of wisdom for others to follow on my blog, it took me a long time to settle into a novel-writing schedule afterward, I've found the whole experience of reading and commenting on other people's blogs stimulating.
You could say I'm as grateful as a plant growing toward the light.