Blogging from A to Z – Theme Reveal!

Today is the day I let you know what theme I’ve chosen for this year’s Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Unlike past years, this year I had four different ideas for themes. Just to recap, here are my past themes:

  • 2012 – Writers, Poets, Essayists, Lyricists. It was my first year participating in the challenge, and I nearly fell behind because I hadn’t planned my posts in advance. Lesson(s) learned.
  • 2013 – Oh! The Places I’ve Been! From Austin, Texas to Zermatt, Switzerland, I highlighted some of the best places I’ve had the good fortune to have visited.
  • 2014 – Smile and SayCheese! (Yep, from Asiago to Zamorano)
  • 2015 – Listen Up! Musical Instruments
  • 2016 – Paris Between the Wars (possibly the most-researched theme)
  • 2017 – Broadway Musicals

Now, I won’t tell you about the themes that didn’t make the cut, because I’m sure I’ll use them in future challenges. But this year, it seemed appropriate to do a month of blog posts about

Fifty years ago! It was a pivotal year for America, and for the world. I’ll look back at some of the people and events that helped to define 1968. And I hope you’ll follow this blog.


38 thoughts on “Blogging from A to Z – Theme Reveal!

  1. Hi Martha,

    I learned of your site when reviewing the master list for the A-Z blogging challenge. I was 9 in 1968 and I’m also a writer (of nonfiction). Finally, I love challenges so am looking forward to reading your year of living minimally challenge posts.

    I blog at I’m new to the A-Z challenge. My theme is Snack-Sized Wow Notes for Women, Midlife and Beyond. Like you, I respond to every comment. I think it makes a big difference to increasing engagement and building community.

    Have a great challenge.


    1. Hi Karen! Thank you for commenting. I turned 10 that summer, so you and I will likely remember 1968 similarly. Iโ€™m going to follow your blog and Iโ€™m really looking forward to your posts!


  2. Another great choice, Martha. I’m really looking forward to reading your posts. By the way, I was six at the start of 1968. ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Ah, 1968! My sophomore year in college. Lots going on then. I was just at the African Museum of History and Culture in DC. It was filled with information on that time. Hope you have a chance to visit it for inspiration during the next year of the blog.


  4. Hi Martha – well this will bring back some memories … so I await and see your take on 1968 – good idea though .. cheers Hilary


  5. That sounds like a great idea! It’s broad enough to give you a wide range of things to post about. I’ll be returning at some point throughout April to read your posts ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. What a great idea! My husband and I keep saying it feels like we are back in the 60’s again. Looking forward to reading your blog.


  7. I look forward to this. I graduated from college in 1968. They were celebrating their centennial year and now I have been invited to celebrate the 150 year anniversary. I am skipping the A to Z this year even though I had two different ideas planned out.


  8. Martha,

    Not knowing much about Broadway Mewsicals then this should be an interesting post, especially considering how much I love mewsic. I’m eager to check out your posts each day in April. You may want to consider linking your mewsic contributions to the dance party I co-host each Monday in April. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m off to check out more Theme Reveals and I have to boogie with Monday’s guests on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me. Have a funtastic week and thanks for stopping by yesterday!

    Attention all A2Zers, here’s my Theme Reveal!


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