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It’s time for the A to Z Blogging Challenge 2016 and for all those who are participating, preparations are already under way. I’d heard so much about it last year, but since I was new to blogging, it was challenging enough to come up with regular posts every few weeks, given the paucity of time, so I was happy to give it a miss! This year, though, I decided to be brave and face it head-on. 🙂

The decision to take up the challenge was purely based on a momentary impulse as I felt tempted to join, seeing the long list of sign-ups!! I am going with the flow and eager to see if it is really as much fun as it is made out to be (!) So, if you are anything like me, you’ll know the jitters I’m feeling at the moment, along with the sense of something exciting that will show up, but which I’m clueless about, right now! But, I’d still say, if you haven’t been a part of it before, this is your chance to give it a try. Sign up to participate here.

I know there are zillions of things that might get in the way, but I’d still like to complete the Challenge. I’m sticking to a theme, and will try and keep my posts short, to ensure I can manage to schedule posts in advance. I’m really indebted to the Blogging from A to Z website and to all my fellow bloggers who have been insisting how important it is to schedule posts in advance and keep them short. A special thanks to Corinne who has collated brief nuggets of wisdom in her post from all those who’ve taken up the challenge in the previous years.  This has certainly helped me to formulate my own strategy as I already have too much on my plate, what with the usual responsibilities of home and work and not feeling energetic enough as I recuperate from a respiratory condition!

Feeling very, very challenged, as time is also very tight. I can barely manage an hour of blogging a day, at the moment. While I agree that in order to successfully complete this challenge, themes may not be mandatory, I’m hoping that the concept of a theme does make things a little easy for me to create posts that line up from A to Z.

So, here’s my theme for the 2016 A to Z Blogging Challenge – Pins on the Map of my Memory! While you keep guessing what that might mean, I shall begin rummaging and scouring the depths of my inner recesses to get past my Theme Reveal Blogpost  and get started.

And, if, ever, at any point, I get cold feet and think of pulling out of the challenge, I shall remind myself – being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional! There will be loads of posts to read beside the mandatory five and I have no clue how I’m going to keep up with so much reading and commenting every day for an entire month!!! But, that’s why this is so interesting because I will be pushing my boundaries and re-prioritising my work schedule, (Just don’t ask me how ;-))

If you are following this blog through April, please do send in your comments/feedback on my posts through your likes, shares and follow-ups and encourage me to keep on track.  I am looking forward to connecting with many new bloggers alongside the known faces! Can’t wait to see you all in April! 🙂


(Linking this with #Monday Musings and the #AtoZchallenge.)