Monday was the huge theme reveal for April's A to Z Blogging Challenge. I already scoped out so many blogs that have great themes that I wish I would have time to visit every day. But I won't. There are too many others to explore. Check out the themes and Alex J. Cavanaugh's ideas on making friends. He has lots of them so take his advice to heart.
The first year I did the Challenge, I thought I would remember which blogs I wanted to continue to visit but I didn't. Now I keep a cool little lined tablet by my side and jot down the names of bloggers I hope keep up their wonderful content after April passes. I hope they will.
I'm still checking out themes but so far I've found numerous blogs about monsters, deities and mythological creatures. I love those. A few craft blogs where I'll note all kinds of things that I'd like to make. Others are doing movie, TV or books reviews. How can I resist that? Some are doing look backs at favorite eras or decades. Retro is always fun. Then there are the travel themes where I'll get to visit a lovely locale from the comfort of my computer chair. I can't wait.
But there is a lot to do in the meantime. I still have a few posts to finish up. As co-host, I'm checking out my share of the numbers. I wish some people would post something/anything before April first. On the personal front, I'm trying to finish the first draft of a novel I wanted to have done at the end of February. I'm a little behind. And I also wanted to have a start on the outdoor work except it keeps raining or snowing and it's never warm. No change in the forecast either. To catch up on all these things, I'm taking Friday off from blogging but I'll be back next Monday.
Here's a little grammar advice I found on She Writes. This quick little article was written by Annie Tucker and she makes it all easy to understand and remember. Should it be everyday or every day? Check out Annie's post.
"March is the month of expectation, the things we do not know." Emily Dickinson
No one know when spring will arrive in person instead of as a mark on the calendar.
In case you're worried about getting through some busy days ahead, here's some wisdom from The Old Farmer's Almanac:
When visiting a newborn for the first time, kiss the soles of its feet for good luck.
All my friends are too old to have newborns and my children haven't provided any grandchildren yet, so I may have to accost a stranger to get that luck.
Find any interesting themes at A to Z? Any chores that are piling up on you? Have any trouble with those one word vs two word situation Annie Tucker mentions? Ever kiss the soles of a newborn?