when we met. reflection.
I am a total bitch because I’m just going to say this:
I really don’t love any of the a to z graphics.
As I’m sure you are dying to know, here are my thoughts on this year’s a to z challenge.
I had about the same total views this April as I did last April. I didn’t expect an increase because I hadn’t been blogging as actively/regularly during the months between Aprils.
My heaviest traffic day was April 19, the day I posted p/phone, but my most liked post was c/crush, which was also the one with the most comments. Maybe people like a fun, flirty high school romance. I’ll have to revisit that.
I loved my theme this year. I think it may be my favorite of all seven years, followed by 2018 Dear Diary. I guess I like my fiction themes. And again, as I mentioned in my theme reveal post, thank you to Jayden (jrvincente) who gave me the idea for this year’s theme.
I probably don’t need to tell you that one of the best parts of this year’s challenge was the extensive research I did to find the perfect image (or as close as I could get to perfect) for each letter. I even fell in love.
I mean, seriously, is this guy even human?
(Simone Bredariol, as if you didn’t know by now.)
I also spent an insane amount of time coming up with names for all of my characters. I made a spreadsheet so I didn’t accidentally use the same name twice. (I know. A fucking spreadsheet. I am such a nerd.)
I wish I could develop every single one of my posts into a full story. I suppose that could be a goal, but I’d be setting myself up for failure. I’m having trouble coming up with entire plots which is the reason this theme came to be in the first place.
If you made me choose my favorite picture from the whole month, after I finished cursing you for making me pick only one, I would choose this one from m/mechanic.
I want to lick his… arm. For starters.
I now have 332 pictures of Simone Bredariol on my laptop. Excessive, I know. Let’s not talk about it.
I have no idea what I’m going to post now that this challenge is over. I feel like I need a push, like the challenge I made up in February and this one that I just finished. Failing that, I will probably fall into posting about my life struggles again, and I don’t think anyone wants that. However, I have pretty much no support system, so I come here.
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If you missed any of my a to z posts or want to read them again, you can go to the top menu and select a-to-z challenge, then a-to-z challenge 2022. Or click here. The list will come up in reverse order, but you don’t have to read them in order so that doesn’t matter.
I could post a list of links for all of the letters (even though I’ve linked twelve of them already in this post). If you really want that, let me know and I’ll do it. Because I’m a people pleaser. But not for people I don’t like. So I guess I’m not much of a people pleaser. You know, because I hate people. But not you. You’re the best kind of people.
And we return to ‘hot guy at the end of every post’.
Even though this post has already been heated up repeatedly by my favorite Italian.
p.s. — Do you think anyone would notice if I ran off to Italy and never returned?
Every hot guy in this post: delicious Italian model Simone Bredariol