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April Come She Will #AtoZChallenge

‘April come she will….’ go the words of Simon and Garfunkel’s lovely song.  For me and my blog/s, April now means Blogging From A to Z . This year, however, I think I’ve overstretched (did I hear someone ask, “What else is new?” ).

Okay, so I’m blogging from A to Z through April here and From 7Eight, managing a Facebook Group we created for this purpose and being one of Arlee’s Ambassadors for the event. Additionally, I’m keeping Write Tribe going with the usual writoning prompts and features!

But most of all, we have loads of personal stuff to catch up on and accomplish….so, I’m starting to feel a little like Stan in the cartoon below! 😉

 

But you know what? I often think that blogging is a lot like dancing (so what if I don’t dance?)! Why? You have to take one step at a time, go with the flow, let your hair down and just enjoy being you! No one talks about life and dancing better than one of my favourite poets:

Three Things to Remember
As Long as you’re dancing, you can
break the rules.
Sometimes breaking the rules is just
extending the rules.
Sometimes there are no rules.
Mary Oliver (A thousand mornings)

So here I am stretching and overstretching to break the rules!

Team Damyanti, part of the organizing group for the A to Z challenge, came up with a superb idea. To encourage bloggers to have a theme for the challenge, they’ve organized the Great and Powerful Theme Reveal today. You’ll find the link on Vidya’s blog – do visit to see all the wonderful ideas people have come up with.

A-to-Z-Challenge-theme-reveal

This is the time that I finally reveal my theme.

It’s “Keeping Life Simple, Authentic and Holistic“! In case you haven’t noticed that’s the tagline of my blog! Gotcha, didn’t I?  😉 Yes, I’ve decided to stick to my usual mix of blogging about life, books, relationships, spirituality and if you’re lucky you’ll see some guest posts here too!  🙂

So if you heard the sound of several drumrolls around the blogging world today you’ll know who is responsible for this – yes it’s us! If you’re a blogger, and if you haven’t already, do join the band

63 Comments

  1. […] I began to think about what theme I would blog on for the Challenge here, I was tempted to go with many ideas, until I realized it was best to stick to my blog’s […]

  2. […] for the A to Z challenge yet? I can’t believe there’s less than a week to go. I’m getting all prepared – but still have miles to go. In case you haven’t signed up yet, it’s not to late […]

  3. NZ NZ March 25, 2014

    whoa corrnie u are so busy yet rocking.so looking forward to connect with you.

  4. Meena Menon Meena Menon March 25, 2014

    why is 7eight slashed out. Can you tell J for me hat expec ted more from him… hmpf! 😉

  5. S(t)ri S(t)ri March 24, 2014

    “Keeping Life Simple, Authentic and Holistic“ // Very much needed for me! Thanks Corinne

  6. Guilie Castillo Guilie Castillo March 24, 2014

    Love it, Corinne! Our themes go somewhat hand in hand, you know… No one like dogs to teach us how to Keep It Simple (though I’m not sure about their ideas on holistic lifestyles 😉 ). I’ll be a frequent visitor!

    Thanks for stopping by Life In Dogs earlier, and sorry it took me this long to return the visit. The Theme Reveal turned out Greater and way more Powerful than expected–all due to wonderful bloggers like you and your team 🙂 Thanks for joining the party!

  7. sugandha sugandha March 23, 2014

    I have always loved the spiritual posts on this blog. Looking forward to more of them.

  8. Richa Singh Richa Singh March 23, 2014

    Firstly I am stealing that comic 😀 and well I enjoy the theme always on this blog so for me it is another great opportunity to read more of it 😀

  9. maggie maggie March 23, 2014

    It’s the simple things in life that makes life worth it. Looking forward to some everyday gyaan on the simple stuff! 😀

  10. Psych Babbler Psych Babbler March 23, 2014

    I’m sure you will do great justice to your theme Corinne! 😉 Looking forward to your journey…and can I just say I’m in awe at how much you are doing!

    • Roshan R Roshan R March 23, 2014

      I know , right… I was exhausted and brain drained writing 7 in 7 posts for WT 3. 26 is just beyond me altogether…

  11. Daring To Begin / Corinne Rodrigues Daring To Begin / Corinne Rodrigues March 23, 2014

    […] the ring with this one for the A to Z Challenge in April. I’m already doing the challenge on Everyday Gyaan and From 7Eight. Would one more be a problem? Or maybe, I’ll just stick to the Ultimate Blog […]

  12. Gauri Gauri March 23, 2014

    In short, your blog is going to be super-exciting this April. Following you as usual 🙂

  13. Mary Stephenson Mary Stephenson March 23, 2014

    Hi Corinne

    I admire your ambition. Too many other “irons in the fire” for me so I shall not participate, but will stop by to see what you are up to on your blog in April.
    I scramble to get 4 posts out a month now. Doing too much research on subjects and studying now. Also the usual domestic stuff, including yard work.

    Good luck on your challenge.

    Mary

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Mary. Oh I completely understand about you not participating! Good luck with your research and study.

  14. Sulekha Sulekha March 23, 2014

    Life itself is a vast topic, you have relationships, books and spirituality there as well. Wonderful choices, best of luck for the challenge.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 24, 2014

      Thanks, Sulekha! So glad we’re doing this together this year!

  15. Kathy Combs Kathy Combs March 22, 2014

    It is always a little scary and a lot exciting to embark on the A-Z. Looking forward to doing it with you. ♥

  16. Pixie Pixie March 22, 2014

    Sounds amazing Corinne!
    Looking forward to your posts!! 🙂

  17. tara tyler tara tyler March 22, 2014

    i love reading about all those things! i love an ecclectic theme! i look forward to april!
    and i’m a sub-ambassador for arlee… he adopted us for the challenge, since Jeremy is recovering from a serious injury.

    nice to meetcha!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by, Tara. I’m glad we’ll be connected via the challenge. Give me a shout if you need an assist with anything.

  18. Beloo Mehra Beloo Mehra March 22, 2014

    What a wonderful theme you have here Corinne! Really looking forward to all the dancing on this blog, and learn some steps too along the way 🙂 And you are going to do all that in addition to the dancing! Amazing indeed. All the best. And great cartoon, by the way!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks, Beloo. Right now I’m dancing myself to exhaustion! 😉

  19. Carrie-Anne Foster Carrie-Anne Foster March 22, 2014

    I’m flabbergasted!! I’m all proud and stuff that I’m able to manage one blog. You astound me, Corinne!!!

    I’m looking forward to your April posts.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Oh my, you sure know how to make a person feel good, Carrie-Anne. So glad we’re connected. I’ll be watching for your posts too. 🙂

  20. Suzy Suzy March 22, 2014

    Look forward to your wisdom filled posts. Keeping one’s options open is a smart way to go.

  21. WriterlySam WriterlySam March 22, 2014

    I have a couple pounds of coffee with magical motivation properties I can share with you in April:) I’m pretty sure we’re gonna need it:)

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Yes, please, Sam. Messaging you my postal address right away! 😉
      Good luck.

  22. Sreeja Praveen Sreeja Praveen March 22, 2014

    A simple, but beautiful theme, Corinne 🙂 Waiting for the month to unfold 🙂 🙂 🙂 This is going to be inspirational !

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks, Sreeja. Off to look at what your theme is going to be.

  23. Proactive Indian Proactive Indian March 22, 2014

    When your blog has such a lovely theme, it make sense to stick to the same theme for April A-Z.

    Looking forward to your April A-Z posts!

  24. Jemima Pett Jemima Pett March 22, 2014

    Another person doing far too much just because it was easy last year! I don’t know why we do it, but I’m glad we’re doing it 😀

    Jemima
    #TeamDamyanti

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Oh yes, Jemima! Gluttons for punishment or what? 😉
      So nice to connect with you and all the best the challenge!

  25. Silvia Villalobos Silvia Villalobos March 21, 2014

    Hi Corinne,
    Sounds like fun. I’ll be sure to stop by and learn all about the keeping it simple, authentic and holistic. See you in April.
    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks, Silvia! Yes, see you in April. Good luck with the challenge.

  26. Obsessivemom Obsessivemom March 21, 2014

    I have no clue how you do all of that while offering to lend a hand to whoever needs help. Best of luck with the challenge, I’ll be around for sure.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      I really don’t have much else to do, Tulika! 😉 Good luck with the challenge!

  27. M. J. Joachim M. J. Joachim March 21, 2014

    Sometimes, simplicity is the only way to go! Your theme works perfectly for the Challenge.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks, MJ. I can’t afford not to keep it simple for this particular challenge. 🙂

  28. Shiva Shiva March 21, 2014

    I love the simplicity and natural flow of your posts … I am sure April Gyaan will be full of take aways for all of us…All the best superwoman!!!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      Thanks for the vote of confidence Shiva! So glad you’re back in business! 😉

  29. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg March 21, 2014

    Wow! Just yesterday, we said this in our training session, “Stick to your knitting, stay with your core competencies” and I see that you are doing just that!! How cool is that!! 🙂
    April never looked so very exciting!! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 22, 2014

      I was a fly on the wall at your session, Shilpa! 😉 And yes, April is going to be fun, alright!

  30. Shailaja V Shailaja V March 21, 2014

    I can tell April is going to be Amazing 🙂 Corinne, love your writing and looking forward to all your ‘Gyaan’ all through the month 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      April will be amazing, Shailaja! And thanks, you made my day! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      Thanks, Danny. Looking forward to knowing what your theme is too.

  31. SD Neeve SD Neeve March 21, 2014

    Looking forward to my first year of the A to Z challenge. Will drop back in April to read your posts. 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by – I just read your post too and your idea is fascinating! Good luck with the challenge!

  32. nabanita nabanita March 21, 2014

    Looking forward to the posts Corinne 🙂

  33. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury March 21, 2014

    Again we did the same thing 🙂

    We used our taglines as themes.

    Hugs! And let’s have fun!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      I promise I didn’t copy! And fun? Of course, we’ll have loads!

  34. Ananya Kiran Ananya Kiran March 21, 2014

    Yayy Corinne… Interesting Theme By an Interesting Girl 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      Ha ha…more like and old theme from an old girl, Ananya! 😉

  35. Debbie Debbie March 21, 2014

    Great idea, Corinne. 🙂 Don’t know where you find the time and energy to do all that. I am in awe! Looking forward to your posts. Have a good weekend.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 21, 2014

      I cheated, didn’t I? My husband might tell you where I get the time, Debbie! 😉
      I’ll be looking forward to reading about your travels.

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