Friday, 30 March 2012
Leap Into Blogging From A To Z Challenge, April 2012.
Gosh, not sure I can control my excitement. Yes indeedy do, it's almost that time of the year when a bunch of bloggers bring further awareness of the alphabet. Just think, you can look through your list of favourite blogs and see several of them doing 'A is for Apple'. Wow and good golly!
"The brainchild of Arlee Bird, at , Tossing It Out , the A to Z Challenges to post the letter of the alphabet every day during the month of April, with Sundays off for good 'behavior' (or 'behaviour' if you know how to spell in correct English). Since April 1 falls on a Sunday, that will be the day we start with A." Aha, so you don't get the first Sunday off for good 'behavior'...oops, behaviour. Remember that, all of you who are involved. Otherwise, the penalty may well be that you are thrown into 'blogger jail' and forced to read blogs that tell you about what a great day out they had at the fast-food restaurant with their adorable kids and how, when they went home, naughty little kitty cat had missed pooping in the kitty litter tray. *Giggle, giggle....*
All the info you need to know about this um 'challenge' can be discovered to your ultimate thrill, right here, Blogging from A to Z Challenge April 2012 . So, if you have not signed up and are perhaps interested, you'd better hurry up because the sign-up list will close on Monday night, April 2. I assume that Monday night relates to some time zone in North America.
Of course, if you are really stuck for alphabetical inspiration, I suggest you get a copy of the above British road atlas and see if you can find a place with the letter 'X'.
Living in Leek, Staffordshire, England, I have an advantage if I had the inclination to actually get involved with the challenge. I could go visit this shop in down-town Leek. Ah yes, I can see it now, hundreds, if not, thousands of frantic bloggers in the challenge, shopping for last minute ideas for their themes, by using the facilities at "The Alphabet Store".
What the organisers of this challenge have forgot to mention is this. This being a leap year means that we also have a 'leap alphabet'. In other words, or letters, you must on the first day of the "Blogging from A to Z Challenge, April 2012", Sunday, April 1, or fittingly, "April Fool's Day", duplicate the letter 'a' in every sentence you write to balance out the leap alphabet. Here is an example of what should be done, 'How exciting, the 'Blogging From Aa To Z Chaallenge, Aapril 2012' haas begun! Aand thus, aa is for aagain! Aas in, oh no, here we go aagain with the aalphaabet chaallenge!'
If you are the adventurous type, start on Sunday with this, 'Aa is for Aaardvark!' Or if you are very adventurous, 'Aa is for Aaaron's rod!' Just hope 'Aaaron' doesn't take it personally.