Sunday, 3 March 2013
The A to Z Challenge . . . . APRIL 2013 . . . . A Promotional Advert
Yes sorry this is a promotional advert for a blogfest called the A to Z Challenge which starts on the 1st April with ‘A’ and then continues through the month until it reaches ‘Z’ when everyone cheers and says PHEW . . . . What made me enter that? . . . . . . O my GOD. I can say that because I did it last year and it is not something I did by halves as I’m an all or nothing sort of eccentric child of cyberspace.
But you do not have to go for overkill like me and if you are worried about posting everyday for a month then write as much as possible in advance and keep it as simple as you can cope with, it is not a competition after all but a way to meet other bloggers and a chance to profile your own blog to others. Last years started with only a few short of 2000 blogs and with about a month to go the list is just under 1000 so it is a big blogging event and is also well organized and run.
So lets take A for example one approach would be as follows
Yes the apple is a fruit that grows on trees (I think), it might be green or red or green and red or even a sort of yellowish green. They are often used to make pies and are useful to hide drugs in that make princesses sleep for a very long time or until some interfering prince comes along and ruins things.
Or in a sneak exclusive preview of what I have written for the letter A based on my theme for this year of fairy-tales (you will end up reading it again on the 1st April), and I must warn you I cant type or spell.
The Slightly eccentric A to Z blogging adventure of unknown and rather unpopular Modern fairy tales
A King Alfonso the Architect and Princess Alice
A long long time ago in the Albanian artisan town of
aristocracy applauded the albino king, King Alfonso
the Architect whose alluring arches were applied
to all his amphitheatres and aqueducts with great approval. King Alfonso’s Aunt Annabel
had an attractive daughter called Princess Alice who was rather aloof and who had the aristocracy wrapped around her finger. King Alfonso the Architect announced
one afternoon in August that who ever could turn Aluminium into Gold using the astonishing powers of alchemy could marry Princess Alice. Alexandria abruptly argued aloud at
one and all about such arrangements, and said that it was appalling
and did not appeal at all. But once the king announces an announcement
it is announced. Alice
The Abyssinian Association of advanced alchemist’s interest was aroused by the announcement and the allure of absolute power was appealing. And as we all know the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android of Abyssinia is an aficionado of the art of alchemy. King Alfonso the ARCHITECT had absolutely no advanced knowledge of the Abyssinian Association of advanced alchemist’s and had not anticipated the arrival of Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android at all. Princess Alice was aghast and again argued aggressively about it to the Archbishop, but it was accepted by the Archbishop that the king’s word was absolute so if the Alabaster android made gold from aluminium then marriage it was.
Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android smiled and rubbed acids and acorns on the aluminium ingot plus the arm of an armadillo and an anchovy from the
said abracadabra, ate an apple and ping, bright shiny gold
appeared. Princess Alice said AAAAAAAuuuuuuuucgghhhh and found
herself walking down the aisle
towards the archbishop. And before you could say Rumblestilskin
was on her honeymoon in the Alps.
As it appens (sorry happens) Albert the Abyssinian Automatic alabaster android was a nice android and Albert and Alice lived appily (sorry happily) ever after .
So there you have it, if I am mad enough to do it we are all mad enough to do it after all it is only 26 letters or was it 27?