Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge 2016: Theme Reveal

The A to Z Challenge is coming! The A to Z Challenge is coming! THE A TO Z CHALLENGE IS COMING!!!

For the third year, I will be participating in the A to Z Challenge during the entire month of April. If you weren't around for it previously, the objective of the Challenge is to write a blog post every day that corresponds with a letter of the alphabet. Yes, you have to start with A and go through the alphabet, in order, to Z (I know there's a smart ass out there somewhere who is wondering about playing loose and fast with the orderliness of this).

My first year of participation, I did my usual fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants approach I use for writing and, oh, life, and produced such gems as "J is for Jesse James," "L is for Lost," "P is for Picher, Oklahoma," "T is for Tiny Dancer," and "V is for Vignette." All random and mostly written and published at 11:59 the day of.

I conceded having a theme would have helped.

When I participated last year, I chose Pinterest Challenges as my theme. Let me tell you, when you do that, you are never at a loss for a topic. Some of my favorites were "D is for Doughnut," "I is for Invasion," "J is for Japanese Bagel Head," "P is for Pendant," and "Z is for Zentangle." (Lest you read those and think all of my projects were Pinterest wins, you might want to read "O is for Overnight Oatmeal.")

Guess what? Gonna do the Pinterest Challenge again this year.

And I still have a few slots open (okay, a lot) that need pins to challenge. Feel free to send ideas my way.

See you April 1 with A is for Aaaa... nahhhh, not telling!


  1. I cannot wait - let me know what letters you need; I'll send some ideas over to you:)

  2. I would Offer to send in suggestions for letters of the alphabet, but I know you've read the Doctrine and will totally understand if you wait until you are totally desperate. lol ("holy shit! they've discovered a new letter, somewhere between 'C' and 'D'*")

    *attribution: this is a variation of joke by George Carlin ( 'a new number, Biel, somewhere between 6 and 7) still funny when applied to letters!

    1. I am afraid of your suggestions. Sarah's are scary enough!

  3. Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing more.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side: The A to Z of Adventure!

  4. I agree. Themes are such a relief! They remove (some of) the pressure. No more 11.59 (until tomorrow at 11.59)

    Ros, visiting from GenWestUK

    1. You'd think writing about anything that crossed your mind would be easier than a theme, but sometimes (often) nothing crossed my mind :)

  5. Heheheh I loved your Pintrest challenge last year and I'm looking forward to this year. Which letters do you still need?

  6. Sounds like fun! I look forward to your posts ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

    1. Thanks! I hope I have as much fun as I did last year.

    2. I remember some of your posts from last year, fun stuff! So I'll be looking forward to what you have to share with us this time around. A-Z is definitely challenging but fun too! :-)

    3. Thanks, Josie! I hope I don't disappoint!

  7. We always seem to compete for that glorious 11:59 slot!

    Doing a theme last year helped a lot, but I still struggled to find some subject matter for certain letters. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to do much blog hopping, getting only half way through most other fellow participant entries :( This year may even be worse as I plan to completely F myself over during the A to Z Challenge! I can't wait!

    Hope you have a fun time again this year!

    P.S. I loved "Tiny Dancer"

    1. You and I have been very good at skinning in under the gun. Is that a mixed metaphor?
      X is the WORST. Z is not much better.
      Now you know what you can do for "F"....
      And thank you so much! I love that you loved that post!

  8. Once again the same theme.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Getting Traffic to Blog - Essential Activity of Bloggers Along with Writing.
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review