Focus on APRIL
A to Z Challenge
April will be a crazy busy month for me. I’m taking on three blogging challenges: the Ultimate Blogging Challenge, the Ultra Blogging Challenge and a totally new challenge–the A to Z Challenge! Not only do I post to these groups, I read blogs from others who participate in these challenges and comment on their content.
Let me tell you about the A to Z Challenge.
You post every day except for Sunday so that makes 26 days of the month. You choose a theme. Within that theme, you post each day on a topic following the appropriate letter of the alphabet. So, April first begins with A and so on.
I’ve been giving my content a lot of thought.
it has to be something that works across the board and goes along with my vision loss theme, yet is flexible enough for me to draw on topics for an entire months’s time.
I’m kind of eclectic in what I post usually. I like to bring awareness to vision loss and how my life is quite unpredictable, in a humorous way. I blog about family and a little bit about writing, speaking, and other times, about spiritual matters–all within the context of vision loss or thereabouts.
So, writing under an alphabetical theme is tricky . What if I’m not in the mood to do that? What if I don’t know anything to write about beginning with a specific letter, like Q or X? A theme limits my choices. And, I have to fall back on my discipline.
That said, I think this might be the time to write a little about a six letter word called “travel,” which I’ve been missing lately. Because I’ll be writing about my pre-mobility cane days, you can look forward to some humor, also glimpses of foreign destinations and my teaching days.
On Fridays, there will be two postings: one for the A to Z challenge and another containing guest interviews and guest posts from interesting people who live with vision loss and do not let it deter them from their life passion. This will be in my Friday Friends column, which I have guests scheduled through the end of May.
I can do this.
I’ll have to be organized, schedule my time, and get up early to accomplish all I want to do in April.
It’s not just blogging that I’ll be focused on.
I will be preparing for my April and May speaking engagements, and finding new engagements. I hope there will be more book signings, and time with the Chamber of Commerce in my home town doing some networking.
I have three books I’m working on now. I need to keep them straight and move forward on each of them.
Plus, we are coping with the loss of my sister. I need to be available for my family during this time and support them in any way possible.
We also have three precious birthday girls celebrating their special days–one just turned 2, one will turn 3 and one will turn 5.
I also have dinner to cook and my apartment to keep clean.
Am I overstepping my capabilities?
No way to know until I begin my new schedule. I ask one thing from you. Please pray for me. Pray that I’ll be an open vessel to show God’s providence in my life, that I will continue to encourage others, and listen to Him, honoring Him in all that I do.
Well, I ask two things from you…please comment on my travel posts!
Now that I’m getting ready for a new month and also a new season, I’m also getting excited! March was a wonderful, eventful month in which I grew as a speaker and felt God providing for me. I felt like I was stepping into the shoes God laid out for me.
I’m praying that April will be as much and even more so, that I will reach out to more who struggle with vision loss and assure them God has a plan for each of our lives!
What are your plans for April? What are you looking forward to next month?
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