A is for ABOUT. The A to Z Blog Challenge started in 2010. I first attempted it ten years ago in 2012 I think. I’m not so big on adding challenges to my life, but I find this to be not so much a challenge as a tool with which I examine an aspect of a project within the Women’s Legacy Project.
This year’s Challenge is dedicated to the graphic artist, Jeremy Hawkins, who worked with the challenge organizers these past few years and who tragically passed away from Covid. I did not know him so I am using the generic or alternate badge for this challenge as I do not want to be disrespectful or suggest a close relationship with him.
You can see who is signing up to participate on a spreadsheet created and shared by the hosts. By the 10th of April the participants will be firmed up. Use this tiny url to see the master list.
There are lots of ways, perhaps an infinite number, to participate in this challenge. I’ve done themed and un-themed, successfully completed the challenge and failed horribly by not completing the challenge in the past.
This is what I’ve cooked up so far for the structure of my posts.
MY HYPOTHETICAL POSTS
At this point, none of these following posts are written. Yikes!
|LETTER||APRIL||DAY OF WK||ALPHA ” Working” TITLES||SUBJECT|
|A||1||FRI||ABOUT OR AUTOETHNOGRAPHY||What am I writing about this month?|
|B||2||SAT||BECAUSE||Why am I writing this month?|
|C||4||MON||CLIMATE||Changing climate and the urgency of Women’s Knowledge|
|D||5||TUES||DNA AND DIASPORA||The technology of personal deep history|
|E||6||WEDS||EGG MONEY||Mama’s egg money|
|G||8||FRI||GENOMES & GENEALOGY||genes or GEDCOM files|
|H||9||SAT||HILLE AND HENGES||It is really about where you focus – patriarchy or what preserves?|
|I||11||MON||INTERLUDES OR INTERCESSIONS||Thoughtfulness or prayer, or thoughts and prayers|
|J||12||TUES||JUPITER AND JULIPS||Recipes for cosmologly and kitchens|
|K||13||WEDS||KINSHIP AND KINDNESS||Family and friends|
|L||14||THURS||LOVE AND LIGHT||verbal cues about belief|
|M||15||FRI||MUNCHAUSEN||Words that summarize concepts|
|N||16||SAT||NAMING & NUMBERING||Organizing it all|
|O||18||MON||ORIGIN STORIES||Personal and familial origin stories|
|P||19||TUES||PARANORMAL & PETS||How do you derive meaning?|
|Q||20||WEDS||QUILTS||The fabric of material culture|
|R||21||THURS||REFERENCES||Giving credit and keeping track|
|S||22||FRI||SENSES||The Scent of Memory|
|T||23||SAT||TIMELINES||Timelines as sequences of time and thought|
|U||25||MON||UNDERNEATH||Flesh and Bones or the heart of the matter – our primary structure|
|V||26||TUES||VILLAINS||Character device or real life motivator|
|W||27||WEDS||WEBSITES||How to share without shoving|
|X||28||THURS||Xs ON THE MAP||There are places I’ll remember|
|Z||30||SAT||ZENITHS AND ZEROS||Highs and Ohs|
So really this A is for about post is really the post concerned with “What am I writing about this month. ” Tomorrow will be the “Why am I writing about personal history,” or the “B is for because” post.
Please follow along, there will be new posts Monday through Saturday on this blog throughout the month of April 2022.
Good luck with the Challenge. Some of your post titles intrigue me -Jupiter and Julips, for example. I’ll be back. For me, it’s hard if I don’t pre write at least some of the posts. I have my first weeks post almost all done, so I can concentrate on reading other blogs. On the other hand, I haven’t even come up with all of my daily topics (especially X).
Good to see my “hook” worked. I will be following you too!
Paranormal and pets sounds fun.
It will be!
I will be following family historians in the challenge and I like the look of some of your topics. I am not using my normal family history blog but am working with some people from a local historical society to create posts about their municipality. https://sorell200.edublogs.org
So glad to see so many genealogical, and personal, and community blogs featured this year! I look forward to following you!
I’m eagerly anticipating your posts. I hope to learn a lot from them.
This is the A to Z I’m most looking forward to reading and learning from.
Oh my, I’m honored that you appreciate my efforts!
Sounds like interesting reading ahead. Since about the 3rd Challenge I’ve usually tried to write all my posts ahead of time, but have never done them all. This year they’re all done in advance and I feel a load off my shoulders. However, I always enjoyed those years when I just winged along as the days came. It was a real challenge that way, but these days I don’t need too many big challenges.
I wish you well in the month of April.
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I have to say I am in your debt for starting this whole thing back in 2010. I use this A to Z as a helpful tool to fill out my thinking, writing, and sharing about my favorite topic of women changing the world with their words. Thanks for the comment!
Hi, I’m visiting from the A to Z Road Trip. Interesting topic.