Challenge Yourself this April! (Blogging Challenges & Theme Reveal)

The month of April is sacrosanct for the blogging community, world over. It is the month of the coveted #AtoZ Challenge in which bloggers gear up to write a post a day (except on Sundays) all through April. Each post is titled or has a theme corresponding to an alphabet of the English language (not mandatory though).

I participated in A to Z for the first time in 2019, in which I adhered to no particular theme. It was my foray into the world of blogging and it was then that I made my first few friends in the blogging world.

In the year 2020, I wrote twenty-six poems rooted in history, which I later compiled in the form of an eBook titled, ‘Unlocked’. I removed the book from all platforms later and am looking at bringing it in a new avatar now. (You can read the ‘Theme Reveal’ post from that year here).

In 2021, I gave A to Z a miss. I dedicated the year to learning about submissions to lit magazines and sending my work for other prestigious projects. My main focus was poetry, but I did send in a few stories as well, some of which were published in both paperback and eBook format.

This year, once again, I am back for the A to Z Blogging Challenge, but there’s going to be a slight twist to my April writing. With my eye on lit magazines once again, I have taken the plunge into NaPoWriMo for the first time. The National Poetry Writing Month is held every year in April. Poets, world over, pen a-poem-a-day which is based on prompts (not mandatory). This gives us thirty poems by the end of the month, a decent repertoire to further experiment with. Also, a great time to engage with the poetry community and flex some writing muscles. The idea is to club both A to Z and NaPoWriMo in 2022. Hence, my theme for the A to Z Challenge, 2022 is Poetry- free flowing; reflecting the outward calm of the ocean along with its underlying trepidations; some days lazy, stretching endlessly on a sun-soaked Sunday; and on others brimming with energy. I look forward to this month of learning and experimenting with my favourite genre.

So friends, I will be keeping busy all of April, not just writing but also engaging at three levels. Here you go,

*I’m participating in #BlogchatterA2Z 2022

* I’m participating in the International A to Z Challenge 2022 (The tribute badge is in memory of Jeremy, the great graphic artist of the challenge who passed away this year). There is also a lovely theme, which I may try to address in one of my poems- ACCOMPLISHING YOUR DREAMS, AND THE DUALITY OF 22

*I’m participating in NaPoWriMo 2022

Phew! Am I biting more than I can chew? We’ll see. I do hope this theme reveal has been able to excite you and if you’re a poetry lover like me, let us meet all of April, right here. I always make sure to visit you back. You never know, a little challenge can sometimes turn into a life-long friendship of poets/writers. And how I love that!

Looking forward to your company in this month-long journey. If you’re participating in any of the above challenges, do drop the link to your theme reveal or your blog and I will visit you right away! 

 ‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva andNoor Anand Chawla in collaboration with RRE Studios and ShowCase Events.’

54 thoughts on “Challenge Yourself this April! (Blogging Challenges & Theme Reveal)”

  1. You and I became friends through A to Z! I had no bandwidth to participate this year with my freelance journalism career picking up… And honestly, the month was so hectic on the work front, I didn’t even get time to read these posts from March, let alone any of the A to Z ones… I’m sure you aced it as always… And now that I have some time, I will check out some of your poems too.

  2. I will be missing it this year too as I have work piling up and will not be able to do justice to the challenge. Wishing you all the very best….I am sure you will rock!

  3. My Youtube and Instagram work take such a toll on me, that I hardly get time to invest in blogging, my 1st passion and interest. I will try this year to take part.

  4. Even I am participating this year. Last year also I started but could not complete and then did the half marathon and published my ebook “Breads and Breakfast”. Looking forward to reading your poetry in the challenge.

  5. Wow, Sonia. You are participating in 3? Blogchatter A 2 Z, NaPoWriMo and International A to Z.Wishing you all the best and waiting keenly to read your poems.

  6. Your poetry is really good and my daughter keeps telling me about it. Best of luck for the A2Z and NaPoWriMo.

  7. Kaveri Chhetri

    Amazing Sonia… hats off to your dedication and All the best for the challenge. I am tempted to participate too. Looking forward to read your poems…

  8. I have always enjoyed your writing and looking forward to what you have in store for us this A2Z. I am sure it will be a treat. Loved your Unlocked series in 2020.

  9. I am keen to try this out as well next year once I have started blogging with more regularity this year. Thanks for highlighting it!

  10. I love how focussed your A to Z is Sonia, focussed on furthering your writing career. Hats off to you. I look forward to reading a poem a day and wish you luck for all the challenges you’ve signed up for. I’m only doing the International A to Z Challenge this time around.

  11. I remember your wonderful poems that captured history . It was a unique concept . Sadly this year I don’t want to participate in the A to Z as I still need to clean up my blog .. good luck with the challenge

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