I found the A to Z challenge busy – it consumed much of my time through April even though I had planned out what I would write about beforehand and drafted some posts.  I found during the month I changed my mind on some topics and, despite preparation, was writing each day.

My 26 posts:

According to the statistics on, the most read post during the month was the post on Cremation, followed by the post on Fromelles.  The Cremation post and the post on the Zulu War shared equally in having the most plus ones on Google+. The Cremation post received the most comments.

I gained some new readers, including a cousin :).

My family enjoyed the posts, and that was really important to me.

During the challenge I read some interesting blogs, not all on family history,  and learned many new things.