As usual, each Saturday I look at the week gone by and the week to come. The unusual departure of this past week is something that has become usual for this blog during this month of April--I have focused much attention to the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge and tried to give recognition and encouragement to our fellow participants.
Last Sunday, April 18th was International Juggler's Day and I put up a special post in honor of that. During the past week we talked about some of the blogs that focus on Poetry. We also had a preview of the upcoming May 3rd A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post and heard some Quotes of what some folks have said about the Challenge so far. On Wednesday I offered some thoughts about Reputation and the following day there was a debate question concerning Savings and Investment . Finally, yesterday I offered another attempt at flash fiction titled "Time".
The usual thing for me to do now would be to lay out my topics for the upcoming week. This week I will keep all of this under wraps for you to discover on each day. I'm sure many of us are thinking about how to approach some of the more unusual letters at the end of the alphabet. It seems appropriate to end the challenge with a bit of a challenge. I will disclose my topic for Tuesday which is scheduled as "W" Day. My topic for W will be What's Next? I hope you will check this post as I will have some further words about the May 3rd A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post and also something that will be happening one day in May that some of you may enjoy. Be there this coming Tuesday April 27th for this important announcement.
Now for some more unusual items:
Karen Walker's birthday. Karen has the blog author karen walker...following the whispers
Many of you probably know Karen already. She has been following the progress of the A to Z Challenge and has given me much support with her comments and may have done the same for some of you. Whether or not you know her, why don't you pop over to her site and wish her a happy 61st Birthday--and I don't guess she'll mind me telling her age because after all I would have never known if she hadn't been putting all over her blog herself. If you've never been to Karen's blog, well, here's another new one for you to discover and enjoy.
And now from ever popular party girl Yvonne Lewis of Welcome to My World of Poetry
In case you missed it, here is her version of new lyrics for Queen's "We Are The Champions" which appeared on her Q post about Queen. Everybody join in:
We are the Challengers my friend,
And we'll keep on blogging 'til the end,
We are Arlee's Challengers
The A to Z Challengers
We won't give up and lose
Because we are the Challengers.
Courtesy of Yvonne at Welcome to My World of Poetry.
Finally, not totally unusual, but what I usually reserve for Saturdays when the occasion arises:
Creepy Query Girl has bestowed upon me an 'Awesomeness Award'
As has been my custom during this Challenge, I bestow this upon any of the fine participants who would like to accept in the name of the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. Feel free to add this to your award collection. My thanks to Creepy Query Girl.