I've thought of at least five different blog post themes for the A to Z blogging challenge .
1. Words and phrases
2. People Who've Influenced Me
3. Advice (I've given or passed along)
4. Stories from my life
5. Imperatives from scripture
For number 1, I drafted many key words or phrases. That's as far as it went.
For 2, I am afraid to offend certain people who share the same letter of the alphabet; they've influenced me, but how to choose?
For 3, would anyone care to read advice ? I don't think I would unless I went seeking something specific, so I've ruled that one out.
For 4, it's kind of close to what I wrote last year as a theme (memories). Redundant?
For 5, imperatives from scripture. I posted them on Facebook (accidentally omitting W and Y because I drafted without proofreading) and while it's truth upon truth,
seeing that many in a row at one time had the effect (on at least reader) of being a list of rules instead of ways to love the Lord and your neighbor with all your heart. The A to Z blog challenge draws readers from every belief system, and I don't want my blog to be a wall. I'd rather it be a stream.
There is a sixth idea in my head: Instead of blogging for 26 days in April, I would not blog for 26 days. That would be a greater challenge to me. Besides, we are planning a trip in April to visit my brother-in-law in Ohio during our Easter/spring break. If I did the challenge, I would have to write and schedule the posts ahead of time. That's not really "blogging daily," but the rules don't state you can't schedule posts ahead, and many people do out of necessity or fear of forgetting or pure eagerness or for carpe diem.
Still thinking. So many people have influenced my life that I would like to pay tribute to. So many stories haven't been told. Or maybe they have. This post is, after all, #1509 for me!
To blog or not to blog in April? To take the A to Z Challenge and write, write, write this next month, or challenge myself in other areas--home management, exercise, reading, creating, and save four days in April for self-expression in blogland?