As anyone who has been blogging longer than a month knows, April is the A to Z Blogger Challenge. Participants commit to blog every day of the month (except Sundays… y’know because, Sundays), following the letters of the alphabet as a guide.
The first time I participated in the challenge it was just that… a challenge. It was really difficult to keep up and figure out a different topic every day. I’ve found it easier to come up with daily subjects if I stick to a topic. When I think about it however, that’s fairly wonky logic as my theme has been, and continues to be, “Learn Something New Every Day.” If you think about it, that is so broad that it’s the equivalent of being able to write about anything and everything. Why pretend its narrowed down? I dunno, but it’s more fun when it feels more manageable, and that’s what it’s all about.
Last year I had a plethora of topics (26 to be exact):
- Book binding
- Clouds (when does it rain vs snow?)
- How to say “dog” in various languages (video)
- Getting good elevation on your paper airplane (video)
- What are feathers for?
- Why is glass transparent?
- Negotiating health care without losing your soul (haven’t mastered this one I’m afraid)
- Igloo building
- How to tell a joke
- Kramika – problem solving
- Lavatories and Loos around the world
- mindfulness meditation
- Negative thought distortions
- Occlusion of the arterial variety
- Translations of the word “poodle” (video)
- pop Quiz!
- Contest winner reveal
- Sculpting books
- Tibetan prayer flags
- The role of vultures in celestial burials of Tibet
- Wakefield Doctrine (guest post)
- Vocabulary starting with “X”
- Generation Y
- Zen wisdom
They say you learn something new every day. Here’s your opportunity. I haven’t figured out past “A” yet. If you have any burning questions and no time, feel free to leave it in the comments, and I may be able to help you out with a bit of research. No promises, but you never know!