Sunday, March 24, 2013

The A to Z Challenge

April 1st begins the A to Z Challenge! One blog post every day for twenty-six days begining with the corresponding letter of the alphabet.

This will be my third year participating. One of the discussions among A to Z challengers is "To theme or not to theme?" Last year I themed all of my posts under KNOW THE SIGNS. I covered hot button topics such as knowing the signs of accents, claustrophobia, being sassy, etc.

This year, I have chosen a new theme: Portland, A to Z.

We've recently moved here and we are trying to get to know this fabulous city a little bit at a time.
Of course, my ramblings won't be through the lens of a "cool Portlander"...but I'm o.k. with that. I'm not afraid to be the new geek in town.

So, here's to the A to Z Challenge! I can't wait!

Are you in? If so, are you writing under a theme?


20 comments:

  1. It's my 3rd year too!! :) I am doing mine with a Snail Mail theme! :)

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  2. Hi, good luck with the challenge. I am writing about children's books this year, having done some creative writing last year. Looking forward to the discipline of doing something every day.

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    1. That sounds awesome, Martine! Can't wait to read your blog...

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  3. It's my 3rd year of the Challenge as well. The first two I went random, but this year I'm doing a movie theme. Portland is a great city-great idea for your theme. See ya around A-Z.

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    1. I will be sure to swing over, Tim. I'm a movie lover!

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  4. Good theme, although it will make me a bit sad I think to read.

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    1. Joy, I will make sure it's full of fun...or funny....I have very strong views on people using umbrellas which not a lot of Portlanders do....:)

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  5. I met you through last year's a-z and I sooo loved your theme! Looking forward to learning more about your new home!

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    1. I'm exicted to learn more about my new home...AND to read your posts, Andrea! :)

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  6. This will be my first year doing it, and I have to admit it never even occurred to me to come up with a theme. I'll have a hard enough time just trying to find things in the relevant letter of the day, let alone fitting it to a theme. But yours sounds great!

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  7. I used to live in Oregon and it has a special place in my heart; can't wait to read ANYTHING you write, but your A to Z posts will be an extra special delight. I'm signed up for the second year, but just with my "Spontaneous" blog this time, and without a theme. I've set a few rules for myself that make it enough of a challenge for me! I admit to being a little nervous with just a week to go...but remind myself that one of the best things about the A to Z last year was discovering incredible people and blogs...like you and yours! Love you!

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    1. I can't wait to read yours, Elaine!! xoxoxo

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  8. I've never done this challenge before but I am this year. I'm not doing a theme this year though. Maybe next year, if I can complete the challenge this year, so next year will be tougher.

    Good luck!

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    1. You will do great, Rachel! Keep your posts short and sweet and that makes it easier to finish...

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  9. I think I'm in... and still toying with themes. Meanwhile, I'm just dumb enough to not be too scared. Ha. That might kick in here, in a bit...

    Looking forward to reading yours, of course. I adore PDX and I adore you. What a lovely combo.

    xo

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  10. What a great theme, can't wait to read about them. I am having such a hard time coming up with daily topics, that I think a theme is out!

    Jules

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  11. I think having a theme is good & helps to focus...sadly I have no theme and am in panic mode! lol
    I shall be very interested to read your posts as I have long wanted to go to Portland.

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  12. Lisa, Yep, I'm in. This is also my 3rd year participating. I am doing a theme. Past two years I did Writing Tips. This year I decided on just fun...doing fun/funny attributes of writers. See you around the A to Z!

    The Write Soil

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