Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#AtoZChallenge and Green River

I am excited to share with you that I am challenging myself to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge in April.  It starts April first and goes through the entire month excluding Sundays.  I believe this challenge will enable me to go with a flow. I have always had a problem being consistent in posting - I'm consistently inconsistent so that's something right?  I really would like to get into scheduling posts and having them ready for the week to come and I think this challenge is just the thing to get me into that habit - or at least get myself into that frame of mind.  I have not ever been an every day blog poster so it will be interesting how I get this done.
If you are visiting and also doing the challenge, welcome! 
          I am number 499 on the list of over 1120!

I have my posts all ready and set up for this challenge (I came up with the last stragglers just today)..they are all titled anyway, and I've started adding some pictures.  Let's see if I can get the content in there just as fast as I came up with the titles..

I wanted to give you fair warning not only about doing this challenge (please don't unfollow me because of daily posts); also, I wanted to let you know what my content will be about during the month. Rather than having each post revolve around one bigger subject that looms over all of them, I have most of my posts set up to be about my European adventures and different walking tours we took while we were there.  You will find many of my posts being about specific cities we visited or places we stayed at or meandered through.  There are six out of 26 posts that are not about Europe. (That's a lot of Europe in case you were doing the math.) 

You won't have to worry about my posts being extremely long because I just don't have it in me to beat a 400 word count on a regular basis.  I would bet not one of my posts will even come close.

So, I hope you are ready to come along for the ride with me - I hope to see you on the other side.  If you are interested in joining the challenge, I do believe the sign ups are open up until the day the challenge starts.  You can go to the SIGN UP page for more information.  If you do decide to sign up, please let me know so we can egg each other on!  Blogging is better in numbers.

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In other CLM news:
  • I got my cortizone shot last week; so far so good. The PITA has been officially shot in the ass, hopefully never to return but you know how this usually goes...
  • We went to see the Chicago River dyed green and the St. Patrick's Day Parade over the weekend and it went well aside from the drunks on the train ride home who I will be throat punching tomorrow.  We didn't get much for money shots because most of the pictures were taken by my kids from daddy's shoulders.  There was really no other way to see.  I did find a cool time lapse video of the river being dyed:


Kimberly said...

That's an interesting challenge. I've never heard of it before. Good luck with it! Can't wait to read about Europe!

JulieJordanScott2 said...

I popped over from the twitter feed for the AtoZ challenge. I love the theme you are taking on! I am going to be blogging about literary women, something that seems daunting and wonderful... and may make some people scream "nerd alert"! I want to visit Europe one of these days (SOON!) so I look forward to reading you!