Tuesday, March 20, 2018

A Minor Announcement and a Pretty Picture

I don’t believe I have ever written a post with so many tags before. And the first might be misleading. I want to formally announce that I will not be taking on the A to Z Blog Challenge this April.

As dear Annie of McGuffy’sReader reminded me, there is still time. And I even started out with plans to share music videos (and you know I would have touted Palaye Royale along with some awesome My Chemical Romance and Panic At the Disco).

Then I considered stealing Annie’s theme and sharing snippets of my prose. But in the end time, despite my lack of outside employment, is a constraint.

It’s not so much the posting but reading new blogs, which I feel compelled to do in support of fellow challengers. I already follow so many folks on a near daily basis, I just couldn’t see adding more. Not when I really want to spend all my time writing.

In fact, I should shout out to all of you with links but fictional characters are calling. ~grin~ Anyway, best wishes to all who endeavor to run in this spring blog race. And with that I’ll leave you with something shiny.

Drummer Emerson Barrett of Palaye Royale in Studio
I Cropped the Rude Gesture Toward a Brother
Do you have any special plans this spring?

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18 comments:

  1. I've never done the challenge because I'm lazy. It's far too much work for me. I do enjoy seeing what others do though. Some themes are most clever.

    I want to start boating, but the weather hasn't been very good. Now I'm sick with a sinus infection so I feel awful. I just know one of these mornings I'm going to wake up and the sun will be shining and I'll feel wonderful again. I just know it.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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    1. I don't think anyone who seriously boats could be called lazy. ~hugs~ And I hope you feel better soon! Yesterday felt like April here, today more like December. Brrr... Thanks for taking time to read and comment despite feeling ill.

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  2. Flordia ......taking a trip to Fla! Yes....I missed out on my Calif trip last yr due to surgery and retirement, not only missing my son but missing the beach. This yr my daughter and hubby are taking the younger 4 boys to Fla. Last yr they took the two older....I was invited to tag along. Making life easier for me they are getting a condo and I just cover my eats and what I do. YAY......Fla. here I come. After Fla.....rest, several days....lots of days I am sure but whatever!

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    1. Good for you! I hope you enjoy a wonderful time and the travel isn't too tough on you. ~hugs~ Be well, my dear.

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  3. I don't blame you for opting out - it's very time intensive, especially checking out other people's blogs. But for some crazy reason I signed up for it again :-)

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    1. I look forward to your contributions! Thanks for the kind word. And Happy Writing!

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  4. Aww...dang it. I will miss you in the challenge, but I will still be coming to visit you. But, you knew that. This Spring...I will be doing the A-Z, working on writing (I am planning to submit), and I will be working on getting Chloe Jo straightened out. I am wrecked.

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    1. Take care of you, too, okay? ~hugs~ So glad to have found you. My love to you and yours, my dear.

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  5. That's exactly why I'm considering not doing A to Z. It is a time suck. Useful, but...

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    1. So glad we met. I enjoy your posts so much. Best wishes, whatever you decide!

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  6. I'm not doing it either, and have no guilt over it. Same reasons, the time, with reading other blogs although that's how I met you, so time well spent that year.

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    1. Oh, thank you! I feel the same. And you are too busy, I think, with all the good works you do. Best wishes, my dear!

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  7. I am sorry you won't be doing the A-Z ,but I understand.

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    1. Thank you for the support! I'll enjoy following you still, for sure.

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  8. I'm doing it for the first time. Never heard of it before learning about it on this blog! I was going to do an A-Z anyway, so now I have to take it seriously and get it done! I've already looked at some of the other participants blogs (the ones about dogs and travel mostly). My spring plans involve my regular life, more raised beds and soil delivery! I don't travel much. My son from the other side of the country is hopefully visiting in June though. I haven't seen him in years... what with being on opposite sides of the country and the cost of travel.

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    1. I'm so sorry that you've been separated for so long. ~hugs~ Good for you on undertaking the challenge! I'm glad I found your delightful blog when I did. Be well and Happy Gardening!

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  9. This is my first year (in 6) considering not doing it. I've seen some others thinking about skipping it as well. Sad but I get it. It's hard keeping up with the blogs you already follow for sure.

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    1. Best wishes on whatever you decide. I need to go read your blog again, now. ~grin~ Happy Blogging!

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