Monday, March 21, 2016

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

I have decided this year to take on a monumental task I have only done once before. I will be participating in the A to Z Challenge on my blog. I last did this in 2013 and (although challenging) I loved it. Plus, it really stretches you as a writer. It forces you to not only come up with content, but you have to write even when you don't feel like it if you plan to complete the challenge.

Basically, the challenge is to post every day in the month of April (except Sundays) with a letter corresponding to the day.


Today, March 21, is intended to be the Theme Reveal day for the challenge and I had to put a lot of thought into this. A few years ago, my blog had many more followers and an impressive amount of daily traffic, but my life took a change and my writing dropped off drastically. I even went almost an entire year without a single post and my fan base dwindled almost as low as Jared Fogle's. I have only started writing again this year and am hoping to start winning my readers back.

I've noticed as I write now that my writing quality has diminished since I have been out of practice. On the other hand, my eating skills have grown to a monumentally impressive level. Writing just doesn't come as easy and since I am planning to write my first book this year, I need to get it back up to where it was. This challenge will keep me on task to make sure I build the writing habit back up again and with my hands busy on the keyboard, they have less time to push doughnuts into my face. This is what guided my choice of theme for the month of April.

My theme is going to center around my favorite topic: ME!

Each day will be a quality that reveals part of who I am. Since I hope to be getting new readers with this challenge and am rebuilding my blogging base, this will be a way to introduce people to the author of this blog. I'm excited to get started.

24 comments:

  1. It's a great topic, interviews are all part of being an author and talking about you is the key!

    I'll be posting here: http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love this topic. Thank you. I'll be heading over.

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  2. I'm trying to build a writing routine as well. I look forward to reading more about you in the weeks ahead

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    1. Well, thank you. I hope to shed some light on the man my wife seems to like.

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  3. Oh man, I didn't know eating and not writing go hand in hand. You can certainly write scary chick lit. lol
    I look forward to reading your posts.

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    1. They certainly correlate for me. I'm either writing or eating.

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  4. I have been absent from my blogs for several months, and am looking to the A-Z Challenge to kick-start my mojo (probably a mixed metaphor he he). And then maybe the mixed metaphor will extend to my writing...

    Ros, visiting from GenWestUK

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  5. It sounds like a great step for you and I look forward to learning more about you! I hope the challenge gives you what you're hoping for. I'm blogging at yearsguarantee.com :)

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    1. Thank you. The next several months I hope to be very productive. Getting back in the habit is the hardest part.

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  6. man, I'm pretty sure that I remember the last time that you did this...for some reason I'm getting a vision of crayons, ha, but I don't know why that was the picture that popped into my head. whatever gets you writing more is okeydokey by me - I think I might go check this out and see if I can get my own lazy chops back in action.

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    1. I remember that crayon post. It was a fun one. I don't think it was part of the A to Z Challenge, but I'll have to look it up.

      I'm trying to pre-write my posts and I can really tell that I am out of the habit of writing. It used to come so easy for me and now I really have to concentrate.

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  7. I love the name of your blog - that's what drew me in :-)

    I think your theme is ideal for engaging and gaining new followers. I'll certainly be checking back in next month to learn more about you.

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    1. I'm glad you like it. I took me a long time to finally choose a name. It's been a few years, but I enjoy it.

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  8. Awesome, we're both looking forward to learning more about the man behind the blog! Also, I just have to say, I love that if you hover over the reveal picture it just says ME a hundred times.

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    1. I happy to know that someone noticed that. I try to include a joke with every picture, but you have to hover to see it. I think most of them never get seen.

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  9. Jared has a fan base? Maybe in the showers.
    Sounds like a great idea for a theme. I couldn't generate enough "there" there for something like that for me.
    Once I got past 'J' and 'S,' I'd be stuck.
    'Juvenile' and 'Sophomoric' pretty much covers it.

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    1. I don't think he has much of a fan base any more.

      I am having some trouble coming up with topics. I've labeled about six. Now, I'm stuck.

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    2. I've got 20 letters done, but I'm having a little difficulty trying to think of what to say for the last 6.
      I may do 'Underwear" (for 'U.' which probably goes without saying). As far as the others? Not so sure.

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  10. Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs 1109
    @knoltweet
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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  11. Gosh, I didn't know that writing skills are inversely proportional to eating skills! :) All the best for an awesome challenge,

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. I don't know that it's true for everyone, but it definitely applies to me.

      Thanks for stopping in.

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  12. I can't wait to find out all the things I don't know about you.

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    1. I generally enjoy revealing myself to you.

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