A to Z Challenge – My Post Topics

A to Z Challenge 2014

One of the many things you can do to interact with and grow community on a blog is to participate in blogging events or challenges. Some that come to mind are Feminist Friday, NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month), and, coming up next month, the A to Z Blogging Challenge.

The idea is to post 26 days in the month – all but the Sundays in April – on a theme, and with something starting with each letter of the alphabet. By the end, I feel like you’ll have some great content, or at least some content. The idea is for the posts to be short, not to drive you mad with trying to keep up with something. The idea is also then that you read several other blogs and what they’re doing. This is where you grow community: engaging in something others will be looking at, and going and looking at their blogs yourself. Find out more by going to http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/

So my theme for the month is going to be writing. Looking at the topics I chose, I think that this could be more narrowly said as maybe the business and world of writing, with some highlights on some of the current trends – or dying aspects – of the industry. I guess I do touch on a few more specific points, and for all of this, it will be coming more from my head and my opinions and speculation.

We plan on also doing the challenge on Comparative Geeks, and we’re working on figuring out what topic would be best, given you have two of us who will be alternating writing about things! And also that we want the posts to fit within our blog and be a good contribution to it. This challenge fit our posting schedule over there perfectly. However, there is the fact that there are a few posts that we have scheduled for 2014 that will still have to go up… so we’ll be generating more than our normal amount of content in April!

A to Z Topics on Writing for April 2014

A – Author

B – Blog

C – Character

D – Diary

E – E-Book

F – Fine Arts

G – Graphic Novel

H – Hook

I – Internet

J – Journalism

K – Kindle

L – Language

M – Magazines

N – Newspapers

O – Onomatopoeia

P – Publisher

Q – Quotes

R – Realism

S – Setting

T – Twitter

U – Understanding

V – Voice

W – Writer’s Block

X – Xerox

Y – You

Z – Zines


About CompGeeksDavid
Co-founder, editor, podcaster, web comicer, forum moderator, and writer for Comparative Geeks. Father, husband, geek, nerd, gamer, librarian, Christian, Libertarian, Science Fiction philosopher, and probably a number of other descriptors.

10 Responses to A to Z Challenge – My Post Topics

  1. Gene'O says:

    Reblogged this on The Writing Catalog and commented:
    This is cool. David, who I follow and read regularly, is also doing writing-themed posts for the A to Z challenge. Check out his list of terms – they’re almost entirely different from mine. This post indicates that Comparative Geeks is getting in on the A to Z fun, too. Diana will be participating with Part Time Monster as well. We decided not to try & do the challenge with Sourcerer, because we don’t want to take on more than we can handle, and we have regular features over there that would make the posting schedule difficult.

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  2. TaMara says:

    Hi there! I’m one of AJ’s wHooligans for the AtoZ Challenge. Wow! I am impressed that you have already planned out your topics. I can’t wait to see what you write for each.

    Tales of a Pee Dee Mama

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    • Thanks for stopping by, TaMara! I’m looking forward to April!


      • TaMara says:

        I also wanted to let you know that your link at the AtoZ challenge page takes people to your home page, which has both of your blog posts at the bottom. Is there a better link that would bring people straight to your dbcii blog?

        Tales of a Pee Dee Mama


        • Good catch – I am not seeing an easy way to see these on the blog as it is right now. It may well be time to take away the static homepage! And if I do that, then the link should work perfectly to land people at recent posts. Thanks!


  3. yaykisspurr says:

    I look forward to many of these topics!


  4. I’m participating in AtoZ, as well, and covering similar material. My topic is writing in general + my current work-in-progress in particular. Pretty sure we won’t overlap much. I’m excited about all the writing-themed participants this year and can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!

    See you around…
    ~Andi-Roo @TheWorld4Realz


    • Yeah, there’s going to be a big resource of writing concepts by the time this is done, isn’t there?

      Oh man, I just realized a great A to Z would be writing exercises – either concepts for 26 of them, or writing in response to 26 of them. Ah well, too late now… already started down my current path!


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