April is just around the bend and that means the 2013 version of the A to Z Challenge is almost here. Arlee Bird, the incomparable mastermind behind the challenge has come up with another stellar cast of co-hosts to help organize this year’s event which I’d like to introduce to you today. Isn’t our shiny new badge at the top of this post cute? Last year was the first time I participated in the challenge and in addition to thoroughly enjoying the experience, it also proved to be an excellent writing exercise. Go figure!
Don’t know what I’m talking about? Let me take moment to ‘splain -- adding your name to the linky list located on the A to Z site (which won’t become active until the end of January) means you’ll be signing up to blog every day (except Sundays) during the month of April. There are 26 days in April after you subtract the Sundays, which corresponds to the 26 letters of the alphabet, and therefore 26 blog posts. Blog posts about what, you ask? Any topic themed around the letter of the alphabet corresponding to that day. Day 1 = A, Day 2 = B, Day 3 = C, and so on until you finish on April 30th 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. Some participants choose an over-arching theme to tie all of their 26 posts around, but others (like me) just wing it. Whichever way you decide to go, its an exhilarating experience and one that shouldn't be missed.
Here is a list of this year’s awesome co-hosts, many of which work year round to support the challenge. I am honored to stand alongside them in organizing this challenge!
Arlee Bird @ Tossing It Out
Damyanti Biswas @ Amlokiblogs
Alex J. Cavanaugh @ Alex J. Cavanaugh
Tina Downey @ Life is Good
DL Hammons @ Cruising Altitude 2.0
Jeremy Hawkins @ Retro-Zombie
Shannon Lawrence @ The Warrior Muse
Matthew MacNish @ The QQQE
Konstanz Silverbow @ No Thought 2 Small
Stephen Tremp @ Breakthrough Blogs
Livia Peterson @ Leave it to Livia
L. Diane Wolfe @ Spunk on a Stick
Nicole @ The Madlab Post
PS. I’m also doing a guest-post at Cassie Mae’s blog today where I discuss what equestrian footwear and explosive devices have in common. Why don’t you drop by? :)