Blogging from A to Z 2013

A2Z-2013-BADGE-001Small_zps669396f9For the month of April I am going to be participating in two different challenges. The first is Camp NaNoWriMo and the second is this. Blogging from A to Z.

I participated in both last year (Blogging from A to Z successfully, Camp NaNoWriMo not so much) but they were in different months last year. I expect having them in the same month is going to be extra challenging. What’s more, I should also be starting another course toward my degree in April. Busy, busy, busy. Because of that I’m trying to get all my blog entries written ahead of time (for example, I am writing this one on February 12th). That will mean that all I have to do for the blogging challenge is visit my fellow participants blogs and respond to visitors here. That is something I ought to be able to manage even around Camp NaNoWriMo and schoolwork. I hope.

Oh, wait. It just occurred to me that you may not know what Blogging from A to Z is.

Allow me to copy and paste a segment from the Blogging from A to Z website:

Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet.  When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.

Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letter A, then on April second another topic with the letter B as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letter Z.  It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

But wait! There’s more! It’s not -just- about writing the blogs it’s also about visiting the blogs. Part of the challenge is visiting the blogs of at least five other participants a day in addition to whatever blogs you usually visit. Since I always visit the blogs of anyone who comments here, in addition to the ones I follow regularly even if I get all my blog posts pre-written and scheduled, I’ll still have plenty to do with this challenge in April. And frankly, I’m not optimistic about my chances of getting all my blog posts pre-scheduled LoL

Last year when I participated in Blogging from A to Z I didn’t have a theme. I just wrote whatever came to mind that fit with the letter for that day. This year I wanted a theme. But I totally struggled to come up with one. In the end I’ve decided to go with ‘Niteblade‘ which I figured was open enough to not be a nightmare to write, but interesting enough to be worth reading. Plus it’s a good way to promote something I’m passionate about during it’s second annual fundraiser, so… yeah. Win-win, right?

 

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3 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z 2013

  1. Niteblade isn’t a nightmare theme? Doesn’t that contradict the very nature of Niteblade? 😉

    I admire you for taking on the A to Z challenge. Sometimes it’s hard enough for me to write and plan for my recipe posts, and those are one day a week!

    • You make a good point about Niteblade LOL

      I’m happy to announce I did get all my blog posts written and pre-scheduled. So hopefully I should be able to make it through this month with my sanity intact. More or less.

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