Thursday, July 7, 2011

Alphabet Blogging Challenge

Whenever I start to get writer's block about what I should post on this blog, I usually borrow (or make up) a blogging challenge.  Blogging challenges give me interesting topics on a schedule and get me back into the writing zone.  If you know me well, then you know that I love schedules and routines and lists and... okay, okay, I'm a bit OCD.  But I love them. :)

This next month's blogging challenge will be the ABC's because we're all kids at heart.  Each day for the next twenty-six days will be based on a letter of the alphabet.  I encourage you to take the blogging challenge with me.  They're a ton of fun and your readers will be able to get to know you better.  If you take the blogging challenge, be sure to tell me so I can follow along on your blog too.

Here are the 26 topics:

A: Animals... talk about any pets you have, had, or want.
B: Best Friend
C: Cars... talk about your first car, the car you have now, any accidents, driving pet peeves, etc.
D: Day in the Life of Me
E: Embarrassing Moment
F: Faith... where are you now?
G: Growing Up... share a few childhood photos and stories.
H: Hairstyles... what your hair looks like now, ugliest haircut, haircut you want, etc.
I: Interesting Facts About You
J: Jokes
K: Kicking the Bucket... share your bucket list.
L: Love... what are you looking for in a significant other?
M: Music
N: Nothing... talk about something entirely random for a day.
O: Old... what kind of old person do you want to be?
P: Poem
Q: Questions and Answers... have a Q&A with some of your readers.
R: Reading... what are you reading?
S: Smile... five reasons YOU smile.
T: Typing... take a typing test and share it.
U: Underdog... what's an underdog you can't help but stand up for?
V: Vacations... vacations you've taken or dream vacations.
W: Wearing... what is your favorite outfit?
X: X-Treme... something crazy you've done.
Y: Youth... in what ways are you still a kid at heart?
Z: Zen... what calms you down?

I can't wait to start this new challenge and I definitely can't wait to see what you guys write about on your blogs.


  1. How fun! I've been suffering from writers block for about a week and a half now and it's really horrible. I'm going to take the challenge on my personal blog, The Martins Den ( - I can't wait! My husband might think I'm a little weird, though ;) Thanks for this. I'll link to your site so people know what I'm doing, and maybe the linking will expand the challenge and we can get some fun reads from it :)

  2. I was searching for an alphabet challenge and this is perfect! I too need to find my groove in a schedule and this is interesting enough to keep me going, as I pepper in the occasional topic I've been drafting but been too lazy/distracted to post ( at last count I had almost 60 post drafts...time to get moving!)

  3. I decided to take up the same challenge! It'll be fun :) Thanks for the idea.

  4. Hey Emily! What do you mean by Q&A? Do I ask my readers questions, or open up for them to ask me questions?

  5. I might do this one... although, I know I did "K" recently

  6. Amy, I meant for you to open up to your readers to ask you questions (you might want to ask for those questions a week or so in advance), but you can do whatever you like. :)