Ahhhhhh…the freedom! The sense of unbridled expression. The unencumbered stream of creative juices. Nothing can match it!
Why all the looks? Oh geez – get your minds out of the gutter! I’m talking about tackling the A-Z Challenge for 2015 without a theme.
It’s been a couple years since I’ve taken on the challenge. For those of you who live under a rock, the A-Z Challenge involves posting on your blog every day during the month of April (except Sundays), the first post revolving around a topic with the letter A in it, then B, then C. You get the idea. It’s the brainchild of Arlee Bird and been around since 2007. The past couple of years the use of a theme to bind all of your posts into a cohesive presentation has become common, so much so that they now have an A-Z Theme Reveal event on March 23rd.
I’ve never been a fan of themes when it comes to A-Z. I prefer to treat each day as a mini writing prompt and see what pops out. To be frank…some of my best posts have been written on-the-fly for A-Z. My readers enjoy it as well because without the time to prepare, those post are some of my most personal and forthright.
One of my writing goals for this year was to breathe life back into my blog, and doing the A-Z is like sending a 10,000 volt shock from a defibrillator through it. It’s not all about the post either. I’ll continue to pay a return visit to anyone’s blog who leaves a comment while A-Z is going on, and hopefully I’ll make some new friends as a result. After all, that’s what A-Z is ultimately about.
April is sizing up to be a pretty busy month. Spring is definitely coming in like a Lion! :)