J: I'm the only one to have done the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge as part of the OA team before. But we worked together to pick our theme and divide up the alphabet and commenting duties between all of us. We picked up the slack for each other. There were great brainstorms. I think it was the best effort yet! I'm really proud of this team and so glad we took on the challenge.
Karis: Working on my posts for the #AtoZChallenge this year is, I think, what showed me I was stretched too thin. Which is ironic, considering one of my posts is literally about "striking the right balance" and not being stretched thing. I learned that even when I drop the ball, the team here at Operation Awesome is there to pick it up and be incredibly supportive. They're some of the best.
Nathaniel: If you do this next year as part of a team, *don't sign up to write three articles in a row.* Learn from my past mistakes. But in all seriousness, I learned a lot from the posts that my teammates wrote and it was fun to talk with everyone after the articles went live. The interviews were interesting and great to participate in too--it was cool to learn about the people I work with.
Kate: I really enjoyed visiting all the other blogs to see what other people were writing about. There were some really fascinating topics, some great long-running fiction series and some great advice being given. I feel like I learned a lot from being a part of it all. I also loved working with the OA team to figure out what we each would write about and how the posts would fit together.
Amren: A to Z helped me realize that I want to pursue further education in writing. I'm not sure what or how yet, but it's now firmly on my radar. I really appreciate all of the help I got from the OA team to write my posts. I'm glad I had other writers to bounce ideas off and talk about posts beforehand. Oh, and I learned that erotic fiction blogs are a thing. I don't know why this was news to me.