Blogging from A to Z!
I’ve decided to participate again after a couple of years’ absence, so here goes the wonderful, the fabulous ‘A-Z Blogging Challenge 2015′. (Hi Arlee and Alex!)
Anyone can join and I encourage you to sign up. The commitment involved is simply to visit at least 5 other blogs on the Linkey List every day of the challenge in April, and to leave comments. The joy in this is that you get to read some really interesting stuff, and perhaps to meet and become friends with some great people, right Mel?!
Wonderful things have resulted for some / many of the participants in this blogging challenge, including book publishing deals, more blog followers for your own blog, platform-building, etc.. So go on, try it– you’ll like it!
For those of you who do not know about the A-Z Challenge, the brief is:
- to sign up as a participant (and join more than 1,000 bloggers from around the world); and,
- to make daily posts on your blog during the month of April. The rule is, that each day in April must coincide with a letter of the alphabet, (April 1 = letter ‘A'; April 2 = ‘B’, and so on…). The content of your blog posts can be any genre based on any subject(s) (theme or no theme), e.g. writing, informational posts/educational topics, visual art, hobbies, etc. The sky’s the limit!
My “Theme” rollout this year is: CINQUAIN.
For those of you who may not know what one is, it’s a style of poetry similar to haiku but with different constraints. There are five lines in Cinquains, but the word/syllable formation is quite different.
The style that I will concentrate on has the following criteria:
Line 1 – has 2 syllables
Line 2 – 4 syllables
Line 3 – 6 syllables
Line 4 – 8 syllables
Line 5 – 2 syllables.
I’ll give you this ‘stream of consciousness’ example:
is too lonely
but I still do it now
from time to time and place to place
At least, this will be one of the Cinquain patterns that I will be using, with my blog posts based on the ‘Letter of the Day’ (see calendar below). As far as a more specific subject goes, I’m leaving that one open. Who knows what will shape up: That’s the wonder of the A-Z Blogging Challenge!
Please visit often, and scroll down through my blog to see what else I’ve been up to; mostly, it’s been photography and visual art.
Good luck to all the A-Zers! I’m looking forward to it very much.