This was my fourth year of A to Z challenge and that very much is the reason why April excites me. April has been the only month since my blogging journey where I post at-least 26 posts. I am happy for what April does to me. It kind of seamlessly fits into my schedule like a must-do routine. I feel the month has that vibe and zeal to keep it going, no matter what.
I have always had 8 lines poems for the challenge with different themes over the years. I continued to do so this year too. Like every year, I must say, I loved doing this year’s challenge. My 2020 theme was Metaphors and a 8 line poem for each. Looking for metaphors was definitely a challenge. I did not restrict my domain to a specific kind of metaphors. I have used them from literature, history, songs, movies, paintings etc. On few days, I had to struggle on which one to pick and other days had to pick the only available. Some days was ease and some days I kept staring at my screen.
I did fill up the end survey and collected my winner batch. Here it goes:
I have compiled all of my challenges into a short ebook and is available for free download. Save a copy for yourself too! Yay!
A to Z: A Metaphor for an Alphabet Ebook Download Link
I would like to thank all of you for being supportive through April. Every blogger needs a supportive community to sustain, survive and thrive. Thank you all for all the love. Thanks to A to Z team for making it happen every year with growing enthusiasm.
This year I also did A to Z 6 word lockdown stories on Instagram. My Instagram id: prakash.hegade.
For me, A to Z challenge is a perfect way to gather related thoughts form head to toe. It not only allows a writer to widen the writing horizons but also allows one to reflect on the complete bandwidth of thoughts.
Last year was my first installation and I had pretty much enjoyed each and every day of the challenge. This year, so why, I had no reason to skip the challenge. Though until the first of April I wasn’t really sure of my theme, it did turn out way better than I had expected.
I had A to Z life emotions. For each emotion there was an eight line poem followed by an quote. All this is now available as free download-able ebook. The Ebook can be downloaded HERE.
I would like to thank the Host and the entire team of A to Z Challenge for making this happen with increasing enthusiasm, year after year. Cheers!
May 8th is the official day to do the reflections post for the A to Z challenge and I have patiently waited for this day.
This is the first year I did A to Z Challenge and ask me not how happy I was and I am. It was A to Z of joy! My theme for the challenge was Idiom a day and an 8 line poem for it. I would like to sum up the same way in the reflections post.
Idiom: Happy Camper
Meaning: to be content or satisfied with what is happening in the life and to have no complaints
Pick an idiom for the day,
Look out what it has to say,
Then the thoughts rhyme and mix,
Poem gets the words all fix,
Happy comments all around,
Thank you’s, wishes, gather and surround,
Isn’t it a lucky bumper,
A to Z, a happy camper.
My heartfelt thanks to all who followed my challenge posts throughout the month. Your presence, likes, comments and thoughts made this challenge more satisfying and healthy.
I have put all the challenges together in a page here: A to Z Challenge 2017
Also made an ebook putting them all together which can be downloaded here: A to Z – Poem for an Idiom