I have been participating in this challenge A-Z for the last 4 fours and each time I have enjoyed this challenge, met a lot of bloggers, learnt a lot and there was so much fun posting nonstop every day for 26 days.
The first year - 2012. I was very nervous and I just began posting simple topics that inspired me and randomly selected whatever came to my mind and made long posts as I was participating for the first time, I did not know we could schedule a post.
Then second year – 2013 reading through other posts, and meeting a whole lot of bloggers with a variety of topics. I slowly began to understand how I too can start thinking a head much before and start scheduling the topics in advance.
The third year - 2014 I knew what this challenge was all about, and by then I made some very good friends in the blogging space and I learnt to schedule for 26 days. Being an optimistic person and also a full time working lady. I strategically chose to inspire through quotes, as I felt this will not take much time for me to think. I can simply take quotes that have inspired me over a period of time and then post. So I pre scheduled and tried to make short posts, so that I will have more time to move around reading other peoples post. I was excited and tried my best to visit as many bloggers as possible.
The fourth year -2015 I was confident by now to have understood this challenge; so I chose travel as my topic and started scheduling posts related to travel, some places where I have actually been; and some places that has been my dream. Now that I have learnt the art of pre scheduling, this activity was becoming fun. Then some challenges I used to face was the internet connectivity which used to give me a lot of stress. The computer machine which would act funny when I am meeting deadlines. I learnt gradually to deal with all these issues, because I started loving this exercise and I found alternatives to every problem I encountered.
My Theme reveal for the year 2016
“26 TIPS FOR A HAPPY MARRIED LIFE”
So this year for the A-Z challenge, I want to focus on 26 Tips for a Happy Married Life. Some things which I learnt as walked on in my own married life; having been married for the last 16 years and survived in a joint family system. I don’t say I am an expert in this matter, but definitely I have a lot to share and all my posts will focus on my personal experiences and the learnings that I have derived from being married.
Now I am happy enjoying my own growth as a person, discovering my capacities, evolving my own space to become who I am and in the process also accompany the man I married to find himself in this journey called life… together we walk towards the unknown and hoping to find ourselves for the purpose we were created for ….
I look forward to participating in this challenge; and am excited to meet a whole lot of bloggers who will be also part of this challenge. It would be a privilege and lot of learning for me… in the last four years I have learnt so much and met so many bloggers because of this challenge; I am grateful for all of them. I have started pre scheduling the posts to avoid being stressed out. This is one more opportunity in my life for 2016 to be posting for 26 days.
Wishing all of you the very best for this year’s challenge !!