If you’ve been a part of the blogging community for any appreciable amount of time, you might have heard about the massive blogging event known as the “Blogging A-Z April Challenge”, which takes place in, you guessed it, April.
While I didn’t take part in the event my first year blogging, I have sufficiently gotten my blogging act together, and will be participating this year. That means that for twenty-six days in April, I will have a post here––one for each letter of the alphabet.
The posts won’t be particularly long, most being under 300 words, so I hope readers who already follow me won’t get too overwhelmed by the sudden abundance of content.
If you are a blogger, and are interested in participating (all blogging platforms welcomed), visit the A-Z Challenge website and add your name to the list––quick, there’s not much time left! And hey, if you want me to follow you, be sure to leave your link in the comments below and I’ll do my best to come by every day and share the love. 🙂
The purpose of today’s post, however, is to reveal my “theme” for April’s posts.
My Blogging A-Z April Challenge Theme
I realized, as I was thinking about all of the possible themes I could do here, that the one that is probably most important is helping new readers (and old) get to know me a little better. That’s why I’ve decided to make all of my April topics dedicated to writing. Not “how” to write, but rather the things I love about writing, my inspirations, books, how I got to this point, etc. My hope is that each post will be fun, amusing, or insightful, and enjoyable whether you are a writer, reader, or anyone else, really.
You can expect a lot of nostalgia, photographs, fan-gushing, and musings about the writing industry and community.
If this is your first time to visit my blog, you probably know little to nothing about me. I encourage you to check out my About page. To add on to what you’ll find there, I am an English teacher in Kyoto, where I have lived for the last four years with my girlfriend of five years. Our life is one filled with book-buying, writing (as we are both writers, with several shared universes), traveling all around Japan (and some surrounding countries), and in general having a grand time of it. She’s also participating in A-Z, if you’re interested in following her.
When I am not writing, I am editing, beta-reading, doing book layout and learning anything I possibly can without tearing my hair out. If you are interested in book layout stuffs, I actually have another site you can check out, www.countrymousedesign.com.
Looking forward to meeting, and blogging, with all of you!
P.S.- I will be in Seoul for the first few days of April, so might be behind on checking up on all of your blogs and the comments here at the very beginning… fear not, I will return!
P.S.S.- My 100th post is very close… very, very close, and I have something special planned for its publication. Be sure to check back, and don’t miss out on a very unique giveaway party. See you all there!