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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! πŸ˜‰


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.


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?  πŸ˜‰ 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!  πŸ™‚

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


  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 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! πŸ˜‰

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

    β€œKeeping Life Simple, Authentic and Holisticβ€œ // 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 πŸ˜‰ ). 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 πŸ™‚ Thanks for joining the party!
    Guilie Castillo recently posted..Black & White Sunday — Duncan in WaterMy Profile

  7. sugandha sugandha March 23, 2014

    I have always loved the spiritual posts on this blog. Looking forward to more of them.
    sugandha recently posted..A to Z theme revealMy Profile

  8. Richa Singh Richa Singh March 23, 2014

    Firstly I am stealing that comic πŸ˜€ and well I enjoy the theme always on this blog so for me it is another great opportunity to read more of it πŸ˜€
    Richa Singh recently posted..Travel and TechnologyMy Profile

  9. Psych Babbler Psych Babbler March 23, 2014

    I’m sure you will do great justice to your theme Corinne! πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to your journey…and can I just say I’m in awe at how much you are doing!
    Psych Babbler recently posted..Lessons for a younger meMy Profile

  10. 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 GyaanΒ and From 7Eight. Would one more be a problem? Or maybe, I’ll just stick to the Ultimate Blog […]

  11. 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 Stephenson recently posted..What Really MattersMy Profile

    • 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.
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Queen of My Own LifeMy Profile

  12. 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.

  13. 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!
    tara tyler recently posted..A to Z Sneak Preview!My Profile

  14. 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 πŸ™‚ And you are going to do all that in addition to the dancing! Amazing indeed. All the best. And great cartoon, by the way!
    Beloo Mehra recently posted..A-Z of Indian National EducationMy Profile

  15. 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.
    Carrie-Anne Foster recently posted..A to Z Challenge Theme RevealMy Profile

    • 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. πŸ™‚
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Getting Good AdviceMy Profile

  16. Suzy Suzy March 22, 2014

    Look forward to your wisdom filled posts. Keeping one’s options open is a smart way to go.
    Suzy recently posted..A to Z 2014 – My ThemeMy Profile

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

      Yes, please, Sam. Messaging you my postal address right away! πŸ˜‰
      Good luck.
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Bloglovin’My Profile

  17. 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 πŸ˜€

    Jemima Pett recently posted..A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal!My Profile

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

      Oh yes, Jemima! Gluttons for punishment or what? πŸ˜‰
      So nice to connect with you and all the best the challenge!
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Getting Good AdviceMy Profile

  18. 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.

  19. 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!!!
    Shiva recently posted..Spilling the Beans for A to ZMy Profile

  20. 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!! πŸ™‚
    April never looked so very exciting!! πŸ™‚
    Shilpa Garg recently posted..A to Z Challenge Theme RevealMy Profile

  21. 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. πŸ™‚
    SD Neeve recently posted..A to Z Challenge Theme RevealMy Profile

    • 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!
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Queen of My Own LifeMy Profile

    • 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! πŸ˜‰
      I’ll be looking forward to reading about your travels.
      Corinne Rodrigues recently posted..Don’t Sweat The Small StuffMy Profile

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