It’s almost April, if you can believe it, and for me that means the awesome A to Z Challenge!
Many of you may be familiar with the challenge because you are doing it yourself, or you remember my posts from last year, but just in case you’re not familiar, I’ll tell you a little about it.
Every day for the month of April, with the exception of Sundays where we get a rest, all participants in the challenge (there are almost 1500 of us this year!) will be posting, most of us with a theme, and all using a letter of the alphabet designated for that day. A to Z.
Some of my blogger friends post daily as their standard operating procedure, like Jesi or Amanda, so posting every day is probably less intimidating, but a daily post is definitely a challenge for a once a week blogger like myself. Having done the challenge before, though, I know it’s well worth the effort.
If you’re a blogger and want to give it a go, you still have a few days to add your blog to the list. List closes the first day of the blog challenge.
The A to Z is more than just a challenge for the bloggers putting posts up every day, it’s also a great way to find new blogs and meet other bloggers. Even if you aren’t participating in the challenge as a blogger, you can check the sign up list for those participating and go explore new blogs. When we sign up we include a code that shows the main focus of our blog so you can find like-minded blogs to follow. My code is WR for writing so people know it has a writing theme, though I am not limited to posts strictly about writing. Last year my post theme was inspirations for writing, but turned into a bunch of posts with me basically just gushing about my favorite books, movies, TV shows, etc. 🙂
This challenge is very social, too. Part of this challenge is to go read at least five other challengers’ blogs and leave comments so they know you visited. It’s a great way to find others with similar interests. Last year I met some very cool people as part of the A to Z by going through the list, reading and commenting. Like most bloggers, it always makes my day when someone reads and comments on my posts, so that was a big reason to return again this year.
As I mentioned earlier, most of us post with a theme for our A to Z. It is not required, but I like it both as a writer and as a reader. I didn’t realize until after my post last week that the “Theme Reveal” day was last week. So I am a week behind but … drumroll, please…:)
My A to Z Challenge Theme for 2015
Great Quotes & Lines from Literature
Each day I will be posting a favorite quote or a few lines from well known short stories, poems or novels, with the letter of the first name as the A to Z. I’ll have a short write up with each quote, but each quote can also serve as a writing prompt for readers or myself. I may write a poem or flash fiction based on that quote, or just throw it out there as inspiration.
Hopefully you’ll join me in this adventure! I’ll try to include some of my favorite blog finds as I move through the challenge as well.
Don’t forget to go check out Jesi’s post at Twisted Writers today and mine there tomorrow, please. 😃
And then I will see you Wednesday for Day 1 of the A to Z.
Have a great week! 🙂