Friday, February 19, 2016
Ready for a Challenge?
"Write to find yourself, to wake your soul" says Vidya Sury, a distinguished blogger from India who will be co hosting a challenge this April.
Are you ready to join me in being challenged?
Like over a thousand other bloggers, I am going to spend six days a week, all through April, on a pursuit that will take hours of my time: the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
As I blogged last year: "We all know what it is like to overcome challenges. This one sounds so simple.
On April 1 you blog about something beginning with the letter A. On April 2, something beginning with the letter B. Rinse and repeat (rinsing is optional), six days a week. We get Sundays off.
A lot of people like to preplan their posts. Quickly, you learn that you have tons of ideas for "C" and not so many for, say "Q". But I am what is called, in the trade, a "pantser". I don't like to plan. So I did preplan some posts for the first week but after that, it may just be a high wire act."
I completed the challenge, and I loved it. I still read several blogs I discovered in last year's Challenge.
I used the theme "America the Beautiful" and vowed to use some of the never published photos residing in my poor, overstuffed iPhone. It worked well.
What am I going to do this year? This is a year where I chose the word "determined" as my word of the year. I am feeling a bit spiritually adrift, knowing I will be going into a new phrase of my life in not too many years, and not sure where I want to go from here.
On February 22, signups for a day of Revealing your Theme begin.
So, what is my theme?
You'll find out on the day of revealing - March 21. I hope you will be intrigued enough to read my posts for the entire month of April.
Until then: will you join me in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge?