About Alexandra Heep

About Alexandra Heep: The internet has allowed allowed Alexandra to maintain a semblance of life when encountering an unexpected, lingering health crisis. The Internet is a lifeline which not only allows her to remain connected to friends, but also survive, via writing.While Alexandra Heep is her pen name, she does not hide behind it. Instead, she used it to brand herself on the Internet and to create opportunities.

Alexandra published her first book, a collection of her best poems, on July 11, 2012. You can buy it at Lulu.com

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Reflecting on the A - Z challenge

If you missed my daily April posts, they were about music. Not just any music posts however, I tried to write about stuff that not many people know about.

This was my first A to Z challenge and I must admit, I was a little bit intimidated. Not because I don't think that my writing does not stack up, but because a lot of the bloggers who participated are what I call "big time," with hundreds of followers, dozens of comments on each post, and blogs that look like professional websites.

However, I was pleased to note that two of the co-hosts stopped by and even the top bird, Arlee, made time to leave a comment. I highly appreciate everyone who took the time to read, comment, or even follow me. I tried to return the favor to all. I only was unable to return two or three comments/follows because the site would not load up with my connection or I could not find it. I also thought it's interesting that most bloggers are female, even though the host and one of my regular co-host readers are male.

As you can see, I am a statistics nerd, so decided to also do a quick summary of what posts were popular. I promoted each post equally with two tweets on the day of posting (with different hash tags hours apart) and once via Facebook.

Most Page Views:

D is for Deep Purple
V is for Venrez
Y is for Yoko Ono
B is for Beatles
T is for Triumph

Most Promoted by Readers

X is for X by Ten
T is for Triumph
U is for Uriah Heep
C is for Captain Beyond

Most Feedback:

B is for Beatles
Y is for Yoko Ono

Last, but not least, a special thank you to my boyfriend Tom who contributed the S and Y entries and for being such a loyal reader of all my stuff, even before he really knew me.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Let's hear it for Triumph!
You had a fun theme. That and I'm a rock music junkie.
Glad you enjoyed the Challenge.

Raymond Alexander Kukkee said...

Alex, I really enjoyed reading your stuff, you had the alphabet well covered with excellent material! I, too, did not comment on everything I read on every site, it was impossible time-wise. Great stuff though--and rest assured---your stuff is very professional! ":) ~R

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. I'm not a music buff or rock chick .. but again - well done on achieving the A - Z .. and I do like learning .. so I'll probably be back to read again and listen to one or two ..

Great that you had support from your boyfriend - that makes a big difference .. and you achieved so well .. congratulations on finishing and looking forward to more interaction during the year ahead ..

Cheers Hilary

Mac Pike said...

You did one heck of a good job!

Peaches Ledwidge said...

Alex, congratulations on completing the A - Z challenge.

Your blog is simple and appears professional too.

Red said...

You did a fab job! I learned a lot from your A to Z. The hosts were really great. I am looking forward to next year already!
PS I am not taking my readers suggestion that I A to Z every month!

EvalinaMaria said...

Congratulation on finishing the challenge. During the challenge I didn't visit as many blogs as I would like to but, cross my heart, I'm visiting every single one with the reflection post! I am so glad my journey brought me here.

Evalina, This and that...

Betty Alark said...

Congratulations on completing the A-Z Challenge, Alexandria!

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! It was my first time also! I gained so much from the challenge and I'm looking forward to doing it again!


nutschell said...

congrats on finishing the challenge!The a-z can be intimidating in the beginning, but it's also a great way to get to know other bloggers:)