Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Monday, March 31, 2014

Raring to Go With A-Z.

Tomorrow kicks off the A-Z April Challenge.  My theme this year is travel.  Last year I did Civil War information.  It was very historical and so this year I am trying for a lighter note....places I have been and places I on my bucket list.  I can see the wheels turning in your head and I know that you are asking yourself what is this odd little meme? It is very simple.  You 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.  If you are a reader then I am sure a good many of you are probably familiar with Sue Grafton and her best selling series of detective novels known as the "Alphabet Series" that started in 1982 with "A" Is For Alibi up to her most recent "V" Is For Vengeance". She has made a franchise with the series and there have been other authors who have taken similar approaches. This Blogging From A to Z Challenge will be in the same vein.  This is my third year of participating and I cannot wait!  BTW It is not to late to sign up. Here is the rest of the case you are interested.  The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at Tossing it Out, the A to Z Challenge is posting every day in April except Sundays (we get those off for good behavior.) And since there are 26 days, that matches the 26 letters of the alphabet. On April 1, blog about something that begins with the letter “A.” April 2 is “B,” April 3 is “C,” and so on. You can use a theme for the month or go random – just as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.  Short posts are recommended,  and please turn off Word Verification, and last but not least visit five blogs (or more) a day beginning with the one after yours on the list.   To streamline legitimate blogs from advertisement blogs, the Co-Hosts will be visiting each blog on this list throughout the Challenge. Blogs on the list showing no activity once the Challenge starts will be removed.   There are categories for those looking for like-minded blogs. Select ONE category code and enter it after your blog’s title/name. The code applies to your blog, not your theme for the Challenge and is purely optional. However, if your blog has adult content or strong language with liberal use of swearwords etc. you MUST mark it (AC) or it will be removed from the list. Codes are as follows:

02. BOOKS: (BO)
03. FILM: (FM)
06. CRAFT: (CR)
07. ART: (AR)
08. MUSIC: (MU)
14. GAMING: (GA)
19. HUMOR: (HU)
20. TRAVEL: (TR)

Be sure to grab the badge and display it in your sidebar so we know you are participating and link to the A to Z Blog.

For more information we recommend you follow the A to Z Challenge Blog and the hosts:

Arlee Bird @ Tossing it Out
Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh
Author Stephen Tremp
Tina @ Life is Good
Jeremy @ Being Retro
Nicole Ayers - The Madlab Post
M. J. Joachim's Writing Tips
Heather M. Gardner
AJ @ Naturally Sweet
Pam @ An Unconventional Librarian

We also have a Facebook page, (
email address is,
and the Twitter hashtag is #AtoZChallenge. 
Here is hoping I see you somewhere between A-Z. 


Carol Z said...

Stopping by from A to Z. I did it last year, too, and really enjoyed it. I'm going to be hopping all over New York this year. Looking forward to your travel posts.
I'm your newest follower.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Have a nice A-Z.....