This is my first year of participating in the A to Z April Blogging challenge, and my palms are all sweaty with nervousness. No really.
To the uninitiated, the A2Z blogfest is blogging everyday in April except on Sundays, thematically from A to Z. April has thirty days and four Sundays. Subtract the Sundays and you have 26 days to blog, starting with the letter A on April 1st, B on April 2nd and so on. I love a good challenge, and this just magically appeared when I felt I was going through a writers’ block.
After signing up, I began thinking about random topics to write about from A2Z. Easy-peasy I thought, until I actually got down to listing my options. I could go with random, but by then there was another wave arising in the blogworld.
TO THEME OR NOT TO THEME?
THAT IS THE QUESTION!
Of course, I have already told you. I LURRRRV a good challenge. So I picked: TO THEME!
Then began uneasy days and nights. Of writhing and squirming in blogg-agony! What is my theme going to be? My first idea was to go with the stuff I got educated with. But telling everyone about teeth is not exactly a very tasteful topic. Or maybe it is. Oh, maybe next year! Already looking forward to it.
But as I was writhing away, my daughter’s school came like the blessed Messiah! Her school is hosting a CRAFT BANDWAGON on 21st March, 2014. You heard it, nay? Today, it is! So while I was busy rolling some old magazine papers trying to create something good out of waste, it hit me like a thousand bricks falling on my head.
So my theme for A2Z blogfest 2014 is going to be…
You heard me. I will make projects, easy do-it-yourself and sometimes best from the waste, and blog about it. Every day in April.
Don’t worry, I am as eager as you to know whether I will complete the challenge successfully or not. If I do, it will be a cathartic experience for me.
So all you friends of the Mind Brew Blogger, please carry your pom-pons at all times, and remember to cheer when I hit a home run.
Let the fun begin!!!
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67 thoughts on “A to Z April Blogging Challenge Theme Reveal”
Give me a D, Give a I, Give me Y, she yells while shaking her pom poms frantically. This for sure is a scary challenge. Will be watching for your posts, I love repurposing. I almost never buy anything new anymore. My latest project has been making aprons out of old tablecloths and shirts. Good luck, have fun, and I am sure I will find some great projects to try.
Thanks Linda 😀
Wow DIY all through the month! That sounds really fun! Count me in to cheer all along the way!
Thanks Aditi! 🙂
Sounds great! I love DIY projects. I could do with help though. I’m totally uncreative on my own. Looking forward to joining you. I am participating in the challenge too. Cynthology
Thanks Cynthia 🙂 All the best for the challenge 🙂
Excellent theme! I’m looking forward to seeing what you create all through April! 😀
😀 me too! hahahahaha thanks for commenting Marci 🙂
That’s a very very creative thought, Gauri 🙂 DIY is always fun, and it tells you how creative you can get and there’s no end to it. All the best 🙂 Joining you on this beautiful journey 🙂
thanks a bunch Sreeja 🙂
So timely, my niece (to whom I am ranting about everything in my life) wants to tell that she loves you because she badly needs new craft themes for her school project!
That’s the best thing to happen na Sri! Most kids have their vacations coming so if my projects help anyone that’s my best reward 🙂
YAY! I am actually doing a project 73 for my daughter’s vacation and I can use your ideas to keep her busy! Lovely idea 🙂 This April is going to be amazing!
Shaillaja, it’s not just 26, for every DIY of mine I will even post a couple of other DIYs from other bloggers to draw inspiration from. Yes, you will get plenty of great ideas I promise 🙂
I love doing DIY!! a month full of DIY ideas is the best thing to come along! Looking forward to new ideas!
I love doing DIY too! I feel like a kid again 🙂
Bingo! And i love the feeling that comes with DIY!
Honestly am very bad at DIY, but it will be fun reading abt it 🙂
Thanks Ananya, after you read my posts you will see that some of them are really really easy and can be made in a few minutes flat.
That is some challange, you’ve undertaken, working on projects as well as writing on them no doubt with pics, thats great, all the best 🙂
Thanks Sunila 🙂
26 DIY!!! I love papercrafts so I have got to watch your blog out 🙂 this is going to be so much fun
And it’s not just paper crafts. There’s a lot more. 🙂
Love the idea!! I am just not that creative so looking forward to getting some good ideas from you!
Thanks Roshni 🙂
Hope I learn some from your blog…am really bad at DIYs. Good luck!
Thanks Kajal 🙂
I’m pretty hopeless at DIY stuff, so kudos to you! Good luck with the challenge. 🙂
Very different theme – Looking forward to your DIYs and to learning a thing or two or three or …
That’s a super cool theme!! Looking forward to learn a lot from you this April! Cheers 🙂
DIY, that is the best one and hopefully i will learn some thing too! All the best
So creative! All the best dear 🙂
As usual you are super creative. I look forward to your posts Gauri. All the best!
Quite a creative one there. Good luck!
“..writhing and squirming in blogg-agony” indeed… I went through the same but finally managed to get down to a theme. To create something out of waste will be useful for both kids and adults. Waiting to read more. Good Luck! Revealed my theme today too.
Thanks Archana, hopping over to your blog too 🙂
DIY eh.. Interesting… thats my fav dialogue… 😛
A very creative theme, great thinking. Best wishes for the same, hope to get some ideas for making beautiful things from your DIY projects.
Thanks Sulekha 🙂
LOVE this theme- I need some DIY ideas 🙂
thanks Kate 🙂
Love the idea…..I do have a two year old boy myself…so ya quite intrested….Good Luck Gauri 🙂
thanks Jaibala 🙂
I am a HUGE DIY fan! Your blog will surely give me a zillion things to make! Such fun!
This is very interesting! And yes I think I am going to start gearing up to catch up on your tips too 🙂
Super idea. I really look forward to your ideas. The thing about DIY is it is so much fun and learning, and anyone can incorporate what works for them. Happy blogging
Thanks Nischala 🙂
I can’t wait to see what you will do for 26 days. Sounds great!
Leanne Ross ( readfaced.wordpress.com & @LeanneRossRF )
Yayyyy!! I love DIYs. Give me a scissor and a cardboard and I sit like an obedient child cutting my way through it. 🙂
WOW! just WOW! not only are you going to blog but you are going to craft your way through the alphabet. I am beyond impressed. I’m also likely to try one or two of your crafting ideas. I never seemed to have the time and I miss the fun and enjoyment of making things with my hands. There’s such a pure joy in the act of creation.
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Wow.. DIY.. a damn novel idea.. would love to come and learn from you. Looking forward to this… 🙂
Fantastic, Gauri! Truly creative. Good luck, girl!
My first time! I am as eager to know too! Let’s hope we make it 😉
All the best Gauri
Will wait to see your posts. Maybe I will pick some easy tips.
Thank you so much 🙂
I’m a major DIY fan. I can ogle at pretty projects all day long. Looking forward to your DIY projects
Thanks Maggie, I hope to live up to the expectations 🙂
Wow.. Im definitely looking forward to this. God luck 🙂
Thanks Shalzzz 🙂
Love your logo and your theme. Looking forward to same great tips.
thanks Sugandha 🙂
very different and very interesting..a lot of mums are going to stalk this one
thanks Apoorva 🙂
I’ve enjoyed crafting more often lately than I used to. I’ll be checking out your blog in April!
ooooh thanks Lori! 🙂
that must be tough Gauri… All the best 🙂