This will be my last regular post on Tossing It Out before the Blogging from A to Z April Challenge begins on Sunday April 1st. During the month of April, I will be posting daily except for the Sundays after this coming Sunday. Like many participants I've decided to go with a theme for the Challenge. I'll get to that theme in a moment, but first I wanted to clarify my opening statement.
There will be a post on my blog this Friday as I provide my contribution to Spunk on a Stick's Sad Songs Blogfest. So it's a special post because it's part of a blogfest and it's exactly the type of thing I can't resist. Anything to do with naming songs or anything like that is something I enjoy immensely. So when I saw that Diane was doing the Sad Songs Blogfest I didn't have to even think about it.
The preceding was kind of an example of product placement even if not the best example. The product was Spunk on a Stick's Sad Songs Blogfest and I've managed to put it in this post announcing my April theme in part because product placement relates to my April theme. Also I want everyone to come back to read my Friday post and, if you're so inclined, to join us in Spunk on a Stick's Sad Songs Blogfest.
My April Challenge Theme
Most of you who follow Tossing It Out probably are aware that I am interested in the topic of marketing. In fact, in February I had put up a post about Product Placement with the intent of making it the first in a series of posts about the topic of Marketing. There is still more in that topic thread that I want to address and this is partly where the A to Z Challenge posts will come into play.
For the Challenge my theme will be Marketing A to Z. My 26 short posts will address various topics related to Marketing and Promotion. I will try to keep it general so that I don't focus too much detail on any one aspect of the subject. What I want to present is a general overview of the topic that might stimulate some thought on what marketing is and dispel any thoughts that marketing is bad or a "necessary evil".
If you're thinking "I don't have anything to sell" or "I have no need in my life for marketing", then I'd like for you to look at this another way. We are all marketing ourselves in one way or another. Whether it be in dating or finding a mate, making friends or settling differences, we are selling personalities and principles in an effort to fulfill personal needs and wants. When you go to interview for a job or try to get accepted to a university program you are marketing yourself and your talents. We use marketing techniques on a daily basis whether we realize it or not.
Hopefully my April series will present baby bites of some food for thought that will be good for you. I hope you will bear with me and check out a few of my marketing snacks and offer a few thoughts of your own.
Also, each day I'll be featuring a blog from the A to Z list that corresponds with the letter of the day. Let me know if you would like yours to be considered. If I haven't filled that day yet, I'll consider featuring your blog. Let me know in the comments if you have a blog to recommend.
See you on Friday for the Sad Songs Blogfest. Are you going to participate in the Sad Songs Blogfest? Are you ready for the A to Z Challenge?
2015 Blogging from A to Z Theme
Blogs--most reading this know what they are, but maybe some of you are not sure what a blog is and have been thinking about starting one. Or perhaps you've been trying to come up with a new thematic idea for your current blog or one that you plan to add. For the 2015 A to Z Challenge I'll be looking at various possible blogging themes as well as a suggestion here or there about blogging better. If you know someone who has been thinking about starting a blog then direct them to my series. Maybe I can help come up with some blogging ideas of interest to them--or to you.