Friday, 25 March 2016

A - Z Choice of topic for me

©Copyright 2016 Mark Kelly.
Well, after much deliberation and mulling over of ideas and thoughts for what I can do for the A-Z Challenge for 2016, I have finally arrived at what I feel is something that will offer me a challenge, and hopefully, something entertaining for blog visitors.

A story, naturally alphabet themed - how the theme will work, I have yet to fathom?

I will write a short piece each day for the challenge. I have no idea what direction it will take, or for the moment, its subject matter or setting. Hopefully it will prove to be fun and interesting for both you and I. It might be funny (intentional or otherwise?), it might be topical, or fantastical. There might be romance, suspense... basically anything is possible. We shall just have to wait and see.

I feel the true test of this year's challenge is energy and focus (for me), as my current job has me getting up at 0530hrs on each working day and usually home by 1900hrs, sometimes 2030hrs. Factor into this trying to continue a semblance of normal daily life, i.e. keeping my physical routine of training going, decorating of the house (which seems never to end... sigh), and the usual gamut of day-to-day 'stuff' we all love and know.

Good luck all. May you be blessed with stamina and determination for this year's upcoming challenge. And for those who don't make it to the end. Don't sweat it. At some point or other, all of us hit an obstacle that stops us dead in our tracks. I should know - been there, done it. But at least you had the balls and guts to try it.

Adios my friends.  Until then, allow me to leave you with something quite amazing...

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Advice for Comments

Folks of the blogoverse, allow me to inform you of the nature of my blog and its comment policy for the upcoming A to Z Challenge.

Due to past 'anonymous' comments that led to spam and suspect links, I now only allow comments to be approved by yours truly and have stopped anonymous people commenting altogether. So if you wish to comment, you should have a valid sign up and ID - and if you're a blogger you will know exactly what I am referring to.

Gearing up nicely for the next A to Z, hope you folks are also ready to roll come April 1st 2016.

I'll leave you with a music video that always puts a smile on my face  :)

Friday, 4 March 2016

A to Z 2016 - My Subject Choice

Cortana, from the game "Halo" - ©Microsoft.
Well, I have to say that this year I am more excited than nervous about participating in the A to Z for 2016.

Why the excitement? Blame falls squarely at the feet of one Jeremy Hawkins at the amazing Being Retro.

All I will say is that we shall be, in a way, working together on this year's A to Z, and like last year, I shall be producing a unique alphabet letter for each day of posting.

As for my choice of topic? Well, I was considering choosing a rather obscure word for each day and marrying it with a suitable music track/video... but, I'm now thinking more along the lines of words associated with things from my life that I enjoy, have done and still do.

We shall just have to wait and see. To Jeremy - thank you, my friend, for adding an extra twist of zing to my A to Z :)

Watch this space. Good luck everyone :)