Blogging from A-Z April Challenge 2011 Game Plan

Time sure flies when you’re not having fun, eh?  I look up from the weary toil and realize that the Blogging from A-Z April Challenge 2011 begins on Friday.  Yipes!

I went to Arlee Bird’s site and discovered he has a game plan.  I thought about this a couple of weeks ago but only in passing.  Today I had a great idea for the challenge.

You might remember several posts back I said I wanted to post more pictures?  A friend of mine from high school inspired me (thanks, David! He’s an actor!) by doing something very cool.  He has been posting what he calls 365 Days of Pictures, a different picture each day that he took that day.

I think I will do this.  This year’s theme will be Observation, and each picture will get a post regarding what drew me to take it, and what observations I have about it.  Each photo will be of something that begins with that day’s letter.  I feel strongly that this will sharpen that particular skill, which serves a writer well.  I’ll probably do what I did last year and make Saturday’s posts very random.  So be sure to check them out; they could be about anything!

A bit of a cheat, I know, but I might have to take some pictures ahead of time, thanks to my stupid work schedule.   Never fear, I’ll make sure they’re relevant.  And yes, I do believe a large purse will allow me to carry my camera with me more often.

Another thing I promise is to try and not make my entries so long.  I get carried away sometimes, I know.  But writing for wiseGEEK has helped me learn to make every word count.  Also, time spent editing with William Brohaugh’s Write Tight book made me see how many extra words I use that aren’t needed.  Peek into it here.  Writing is learning and no one ever stops doing that.

This year I’ve added a couple of things to the page.  I welcome comments on my posts, and I invite you to step over to the Terms and Conditions; Comment Policy Page (see link at top and left of this page) before leaving one.  Also, there is an email subscribe thing at the bottom right, so you can sign up to receive an email whenever I post a new post, should your heart desire.

Check out the blog challenge and find some new blogs to follow.  Last year there were some really neat ones, and this year there are over 700 entries.  Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you back when the Challenge begins!


4 thoughts on “Blogging from A-Z April Challenge 2011 Game Plan

  1. Sounds like you’ve got a good plan in place. I need to start using my camera more often as well. I prefer to use my own photos even though they’re not that great.

    Have fun in April!

    Tossing It Out
    Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

    • I appreciate your signing up to follow, Rukia. :) *hug* Check out some of the other blogs. I’m not going to have time to write, I’ll be so busy reading, I’m sure…

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