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. I’m going to follow your blog and I’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. πŸ™‚


  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 πŸ™‚


  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. πŸ˜‰ 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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