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Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Theme Reveal

March 20, 2017

Yes, it is once again time to get into gear for April’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge. This is getting to be an annual tradition on this blog as this is year three taking part in the challenge. This is the only event I take part in apart from my beloved month of Halloween. Of course, I only decided to do it again this year after some soul searching. After the founder revealed some unsettling political opinions, I was not sure I wanted to do this. However, this event is bigger than any one person and anyone who reads this blog knows who I am and what I stand for. So, let’s have a good time and bang out 26 blog posts in 30 days!

This is my first year with a theme so let us cut to the chase. This year’s theme is:

This Time It’s Personal!

This month is all about me getting personal with you. I will be telling stories about my past and I will be explaining aspects of my present. The creative writing I do will relate to who I am or how I am feeling. The movies I review will have some personal connection that will reveal a little more about myself. This blog is my labor of love. When people ask me what I like to do in my free time, I talk about my joy of writing. I always want to share that with you and I will do that not only in April but all year long.

There are a few more traditions that I intend to follow but I will let those be a surprise as they come. Some of the posts will be a surprise to me as I have not finished planning the month out. In the next few weeks, I will lock things in and we will be good to go. Outside of the challenge, Media Update will continue on Thursdays as a regular feature. The first A to Z Challenge I participated helped kill the old regular Thursday feature (This Week in Steves) but I will not let that happen to Media Update. It is easily one of my favorite features on the blog.

I am looking forward to participating in this challenge again. It makes me exercise my skills a little more and helps me grow a bit as a writer. Stay patient with me. Not all the posts may resonate with you and maybe none of them will. Either way, I will soldier on. I write because I need to and if people enjoy a word of it, that’s just gravy. So, sit back and enjoy and if you have a comment or question, I will try and keep up with that during the month.


Theme Non-Reveal Post!

March 21, 2016


Last year you might remember that I took part in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. You might have also noticed that I put a widget on my blog declaring that I will be taking part in the challenge again this year. (The widget is on your right as if it could not be seen from space.) Frankly, I got a lot of eyes on my blog last year because of the challenge. But primarily I love a challenge, I love to set a goal and complete it especially when it comes to my writing. This blog has become more and more important over the last two years and I feel delighted that people are actually looking at it and liking it.

Most people, when they approach this challenge, like to use a theme to govern what posts they write all month. I have not yet gotten to that point. This blog is so multi-purpose. I love to write short fiction, I love to share a little bit of myself and I love to rave about pop culture. Picking any one of those feels like picking my favorite child. For now, I’m just happy to complete the challenge without restrictions and share the fun with all of you and any newcomers. So I vow to finish all of the A to Z posts. That means that Monday through Saturday during April I will post something. That will be a full twenty-six alphabetical posts. On top of those 26 posts, I will also be finishing a Media Update every Thursday. That is 30 posts for the month of April but I have the eye of the tiger and I will reach my goal. No sweat.

So in lieu of a theme, I’ll give you a little hint of what to expect next month. I’ll give you the names of a few posts and a short description. Won’t that be fun?

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – A review of the movie that I could have held off on until October. This will include some quick references to the book which I have read.

Shield of the Ishim (Part 7) – Another installment of my tale about a trio of monster-hunting magic users.

Jazz – A short look at some of my favorite jazz tunes and my personal connection to them.

And Many More! There will be short fiction, personal posts, movie reviews, a Top 11 list, a What I Love About Pro-Wrestling and more stabs at fanfiction. Come back soon!

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