Some of you, especially those of you with children, might be thinking of shopping for Halloween costumes these days. Maybe you've already bought something. Some will choose to be creative and make the costumes yourself or patch something together from things you have lying around the house. Pumpkins and Halloween decorations are all over the stores. It's kind of difficult not to notice that Halloween will soon be here.
I won't be dressing up for that festive day, but I have been dressing up--or dressing down--my blog of late. Over the last few weeks we've looked at some of the changes and you readers have been giving me some fine feedback. I've done some major blog cleaning, split up into multiple blogs, and you may have noticed a new header design.
I've altered the color scheme of my header and removed the reference to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge. After all this is where the Challenge started, but now it's got a new home. If you haven't visited the A to Z Blog and become a follower I hope you will do so today. News about the Challenge should start coming in soon and I don't want anyone to miss it.
Tossing It Out may have a new header with a new slogan--Juggling words and phrases--but the blog content will remain pretty much the same. Although now if I write anything about dreams it will most likely appear on A Faraway View (my dream blog). I will still include some memoir material on this blog, but some of that will now be diverted to the memoir blog Wrote By Rote.
Speaking of which, Susan Kane of thecontemplativecat challenged me a while back to write a blog post about adventuresome food. I decided to delay this challenge to deliver as a Halloween post. It's not really all that related to Halloween, but there was just something about the topic that made me think the post would be appropriate then. I'll be posting this story coming this Friday October 28.
On Wednesday October 26, I'll be visited with a guest post by Stephanie Campbell who hosted me earlier on her blog So You Want to Be a Writer?. Stephanie's got a special Halloween story that features characters from her latest book Poachers. Don't miss this fun little tale and say hello to Stephanie.
In the upcoming week I may be more lax than usual making rounds to visit your blogs since I'm here in Tennessee and may not be on the computer as much. Next Monday, which is Halloween, I'll be back to normal--kind of. What the heck is normal anyway?
Are you dressing up for Halloween? What are the hot costumes this year? Have you linked to the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge Blog yet to encourage your readers to join up?