Since it's all about the letters, I'm going to give myself letter grades on my participation.
For A to Z 2012 Posts: A+
I posted every day, most days at :01 CST, and posts were kept short & wildly entertaining (oops, change that "w" to an "m"). Pre-writing and scheduling was KEY, and using a theme helped me keep individual posts brief because I looked at A to Z as one giant post broken into 26 bite-sized pieces.
Also, the Disney World theme was totally fun to immerse in. I loved hearing about other bloggers' past & upcoming trips to Disney World (I hope at least some of my tips will prove useful). And I was tickled pink when DL Hammons told me his "Disney Diva" wife, who happens to be an expert travel agent, had requested the link to my posts!
For A to Z 2012 Blog Hopping: C-
I visited everyone who visited me...although I have a sneaking feeling I may have missed one or two...but not as often as I would have liked, and I only initiated contact with precious few. April turned out to be shockingly busy in other aspects of my life, so while reading A to Z posts proved to be a fun getaway during a free hour here and there, I wasn't able to give it the focus I'd hoped to.
Will I do it again next year? I want to, but only if I can guarantee my April 2013 schedule will allow me to be a better visitor. The joy of reading comments on my posts every morning was dampened by the guilt of not being able to return the favor on a daily basis. I already have a theme in mind, and one I dearly want to explore, so I think what I'll do is go ahead and pre-write, schedule & post them, but I won't add my name to the A to Z list until the verge of April---and only if it looks like I'll be able to devote more time to reading others' posts.
Do I appreciate the efforts of the A to Z co-hosts to enhance our blog experience, and am I even more in awe of their discipline and dedication? Yes and YES!!! Thank you all! And thank you to the bloggers who I did get to visit for your clever A to Z posts. And of course, thank you to everyone who visited & made my month with your comments. :)
Note to Disney Trivia enthusiasts: The answers are coming!! Here's my plan---split the answers into a series of three posts to go up on each of the next three Mondays. I did mean to start today, but it was a big, busy weekend and then there was this reflections post and...blah, blah, blah, right? Thank you for your patience.