I posted the A to Z challenge on my projects site.
Most of this post was written about a week ago. Just before both of my sites were shut down by their hosts. They told me that many files in my subdomain were badly infected, with malware, and until I paid to have them cleaned – or did it myself – this site would remain offline.
I’ll go into more detail regarding what happened next in another post – I think it may help other bloggers. But for now, all I will say is I panicked. I need this site live. Earlier on that day I had just published a sponsored post, and the May More profile is very much with this site. I anxiously, sweat building up on my forehead, asked them to delete my Projects site.
Once Sex Matters was up and running again I attempted to get back some of the contents from the A to Z. Usually I have a copy of all my work on the lap top hard drive but because I was writing every day I literally wrote the A to Z posts in the wordpress editor.
I have managed to find some online archived pages. But at this time I have lost letters A B C D E F M Q R and T – but feel positive I have the others 😉
Now back to the A to Z post
Regarding the A to Z – I am not sure I would do it again. Don’t get me wrong it had its high moments and the discipline of writing every day was very good for me. But because I decided I would write non-fiction posts and share bloggers, my own fiction writing suffered and I do enjoy writing stories.
So on reflection if I joined in another year I would let my posts be far less structured. Maybe a photo one day, a story the next…
Here are a few of favourite bits from my own personal A to Z challenge.
Words – My personal top five
About when my man and I first met and went on a date…
It was a while before he asked me for a proper date. When he did he took me to this gorgeous little theatre to see a play. It was so intimate, something I will never forget.
My daughter recently met a member of my birth family for the first time…
Sometimes it is such a small world. Yesterday she was meeting her cousin – my nephew and godson – and his family for the first time. They’d kindly invited her to dinner.
The good men from my childhood.
It is a wonder I crept into adulthood with a good view of males. I did even though some of the men who were involved in my young life were simply despicable. But I was blessed with two Uncles Geoff and Tony, who in my eyes gave men a good name.
The importance of really listening.
The thing is about really listening is that it makes the other person feel special and that is why it is such an important thing to do. Many people seem to let their mind meander onto other things if the talker speaks for too long.
F~Freedom & Fisting
Our ancestors fought for our freedom. It is precious.
My heritage can be traced back to some of the original Romany Gypsies. Before I even knew this I felt an inbuilt need to move around. The only time I stopped was while bringing up my children.
But this cupboard was large enough to be a box bedroom. Right in a far corner, on a shelf was a book. The only possession any one had left behind, on any of the floors.
This post is one of the ten I’ve lost.
Images – My personal top five Slideshow
Plus my header shot of purple sage is one one of my favourite non-erotic images from my challenge.
Sharing A to Z
Everyone did brilliantly in the sex blogging world – though there were not many of us. I’d like to thank Mrs Fever for providing easy to understand directions to the challenge. I found the A to Z site a little confusing.
I also want to share two challenges from our community – for me they stood out…
Julie included some of the history of her blog and I found it fascinating.
Submissy wrote a fictional series that was very real and very hot.