A to Z Blog Challenge – Theme Reveal 2017


A to Z Blog Challenge 2017: Theme Reveal – What if…?

Last year was my first attempt at the A to Z Blog Challenge. I really enjoyed it. I spent that period of writing, focussing on things I knew about. I wrote about Life’s Choices and Life’s Changes. I wrote about things in my life that I had experienced, what decisions I made, what I learned or gained from those experiences and decisions. So what’s left for me to do this year? I could, if I desired, write about the same theme. At 66 years of age, I certainly have had enough experiences to come up with more ideas for changes and choices. But I want to try something new.


I asked my family and friends for ideas for what I should have as my theme. “What if you wrote about the same thing?” “What if you wrote about teaching?” “What if you made up stories?” “What if you wrote about storytelling?’


Listening to all of their ideas there appeared to be an over-riding theme. It occurred in all of their suggestions. “What if…?


I now had my theme. I plan on using each of my What ifs…? on each letter of the alphabet. Now all I have to do is figure out what to do for each letter. To do that I brainstormed myself and with the help of my family, friends and students that I told about this challenge, who knew about what I did last year. This gave me lots of ideas to write about. I’ll share all those ideas in my reflection writing at end of the challenge. You can read about what I chose as the days go on, once the Challenge begins. What if … something happens to me before I begin writing? We’ll that’s always a possibility. I guess you’ll find out on April 1st.

About hdh

I have been telling stories for over 35 years. As a retired teacher, I hope to expand upon my repertoire and use this blog as a place to do writing. The main purpose is to give me and others that choose to comment, a space in which to play with issues that deal with storytelling, storytelling ideas, storytelling in education, reactions to events, etc. I will also explore some of my own writing, from character analysis to fictional and personal stories. Enjoy!
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6 Responses to A to Z Blog Challenge – Theme Reveal 2017

  1. Eva says:

    Sounds interesting (and rather challenging!). I feel curious.

    My theme is going to be postcards, as my blog is about all postal things.

  2. Dena Pawling says:

    This sounds like an interesting theme and I’ll be following you.

  3. Your theme sounds fun, and definitely challenging! Will be dropping in to read.

    All the best for a super A-Z,


  4. Tarkabarka says:

    Sound like fun! Can’t wait to see what all you come up with! 🙂

    The Multicolored Diary: WTF – Weird Things in Folktales

  5. Cait says:

    Oh, this sounds good. I’m always pondering different ‘what if…’ scenarios. I can get lost in a daydream for ages wondering about what might have been if my path had gone in a different way.

    Good luck with the challenge.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

  6. Arlee Bird says:

    “What if” can be an interesting topic with a great many possibilities.

    Glad you’re back for another round of A to Z. Have a great April!

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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