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An update and an important announcement. ❀


2016 feels like flying speedily as the 1st quarter will be ending soon.

Spring has somehow arrived in the west part of the earth, (according to the poems that I read :D) while summer is about to start here in the Philippines.

I invited you for a coffee before Feb starts, and now I would like to give you an update and make an important exciting announcement. πŸ™‚

UPDATE: Blog Schedule ❀

I showed my planned calendar for the year before February ends. I was confused and a bit torn if the calendar is a bit wishful and if making one will make my blog predictable.

Thankfully, I got the words I need to hear and they helped me and touched me a lot. πŸ˜‰

Some of them are:

I admire your dedication to starting a blogging calendar. I thought of it before, but with my work schedule and hours, it’ll be challenging for me to to meet it. I had to cut one weekly feature, and even that was running on a Sunday! I write based on what I feel that day… So I wouldn’t want to feel constrained. Whatever you decide to do, make sure it’s what you like and want to do. Yes making your readers happy is important but first you need to be happy too. Good luck, my dear!

– Annie of What the Woman Wrote

and

I commend you for having such organized plans as opposed to me since I’m a cluttered type of person: no calendars, no scheduled posts. I couldn’t agree more from what they’re all saying. I just want you to be happy with your blog without a trace of pressure in your every post. We’re all here, excitedly waiting for them- whatever they are. πŸ˜€ As for the fictions, I really am happy to see you joining them but like what I’ve said don’t put pressure in them. I, too, have to pass (though I really try not to as much as possible) whenever I ran out of creative juices. You don’t have to write it within that specific day, just within the time frame. πŸ™‚ Also, more than just being balanced, I would prefer you being carefree. Just the happy reading writer who freely shares her thoughts and feelings as they are. Smiles! πŸ˜‰ :*

– Maria of Doodles and Scribbles

After reading a lot of lovely and insightful comments, I learned that I should write what I love to write, without any pressure, without any pretensions. πŸ™‚

So my current blogging schedule is:

Monday: Monday MusingsΒ and Sunday Photo FictionΒ by Alastair Forbes

Tuesday: Top Ten TuesdayΒ byΒ Β The Broke and the Bookish

Wednesday: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers byΒ Priceless Joy

Thursday:Β Three Line Tales byΒ Sonya

Friday: Friday Fictioneers byΒ Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Saturday: The Great Book of List byΒ Β Laduchessederat

Sunday: FREE Day! Poem Day! πŸ˜€

ANNOUNCEMENT: The A-Z Challenge

I am joining the A-Z Challenge April 2016! πŸ˜€

WHAT IS IT?

It all began withΒ my post from SaturdayΒ March 27, 2010 when IΒ set forth a challenge to all bloggers for the month of April.Β Β  Can you post every day except Sundays during this month?Β  And to up the bar, can you blog thematically from A to Z?

Most of the time if you subtract Sundays from April, you then have 26 days–one day for each letter of the alphabet. Β When April 1st lands on a Sunday you begin on that day which will be the only Sunday you would post during that month’s challenge.Β 

Β Using this premise, you would start beginning April First with a topic themed on something with the letterA,Β then on April second another topic with the letterΒ BΒ as the theme, and so on until you finish on April thirtieth with the theme based on the letterΒ Z.Β  It doesn’t even have to be a word–it can be a proper noun, the letter used as a symbol, or the letter itself.Β  The theme of the day is the letter scheduled for that day.

Most of you are probably familiar withΒ Sue GraftonΒ and her best selling series of detective novels known as the “Alphabet Series” that started in 1982 withΒ “A” Is For AlibiΒ up to her most recentΒ “V” Is For Vengeance“. Β  She has made a franchise with the series and there have beenΒ  other authors whoΒ have taken similar approaches.Β  ThisΒ Blogging From A to Z ChallengeΒ will be in the same vein.

MY THEME IS:

Poetry from A-Z! πŸ˜€ (Thank you for sharing informative poetry links, Thomas! :))

That’s it! πŸ˜€ I would love to know your thoughts and if you would want to join any of these exciting challenges. It will be fun if we do it together. πŸ˜€

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      1. You’re welcome sweetz! And nope, I’ve never joined it. Right now I’m so packed (with the publishing of my novel, starting out with being a part of critique groups and trying to figure out my new website with the pub, not to forget the pending review requests and my WRITING!) that I’m taking a break from my own weekly prompt, WOW, for the next two months…
        I’m running on the clock… Just because I don’t get time to do my workouts and jogging, I get up at 5:00 in the morning so that I can go for my regular jogging and yoga and meditation! Life’s crazy… but I still love it πŸ˜€
        Sorry for rambling… I’m feeling a little overwhelmed.

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      2. Ohhhhh! Wow, you are really literally PACKED!!! πŸ˜€
        Well, good luck dear Heena! Especially with you book! πŸ™‚
        I wish you all the best and the best energy I must say! πŸ˜€

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  1. I think it’s good to have a plan – mine helps me keep going even when I’m feeling particularly uninspired. As long as the plan doesn’t become a chore, of course. And I’m very happy to see TLT on the list ❀

    I think I might join the A to Z challenge, as well πŸ™‚

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    1. “As long as the plan doesn’t become a chore, of course.”

      This is a great reminder, Sonya. ❀ Yes. I have been thinking of when will I put the TLT and Thrusday is just the perfect day for it. ❀

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  2. A – Z challenge sounds like fun, scents like work, taste bittersweet. What am I saying? Phew!

    I’ll try to join, but I won’t be too strict with myself. If I don’t post on a Saturday then it definitely fall on a Sunday.
    This schedule is uncluttered unlike the last one.
    I wish you the very best!

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    1. Awwww! πŸ˜€ Those are yummy and calming drinks! πŸ˜€

      Please do so. πŸ˜€ I am almost finished writing the 26 poems/posts. (Letter Z is the final piece left to write.) πŸ™‚

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      1. I’ve been reading about the challenge. We each choose a theme and then have a word to start each new day with a new alphabet letter. Do I have that right so far? (I know there’s more to do, especially with posting.)

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      2. Yes. You choose any theme. For example, you choose animals. (HAHA, pardon my example.)
        On April 1 – A – you post about ants.
        On April 2 – B – you post about bees.

        That’s how it will work for the whole month of April (EXCEPT Sundays. :D)

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  3. Great schedule. Glad you found the support you needed. I shall anxiously await each post πŸ™‚ Dont think I will taking you up on your monthly alphabet blogging challenge, things writing wise are too busy as it is. Wonderful idea though Rosema. Sending out good vibes and prayers for you in all you do.

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    1. Oh thank you, Mandi! πŸ˜€ No pressure. The challenge has been a great creative juice inducer for me. πŸ™‚ I signed-up mid-Feb and now I am almost done writing the 26 poems/posts. πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much! Have a great week, lovely!

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  4. YAY! An exciting news from you!! Happy for you and your blog schedule, Rosema. FINALLY! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And so glad you’re joining A-Z, I just signed-up last week and mine’s poetry too! πŸ˜€ ❀

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      1. Yes, really! πŸ˜€ It’s actually my first time joining the event so I’m excited too. And glad that you’re in it too!:D πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
        Plans? Well… uhmmm.. let’s see.. hmm.. Geez! I don’t have one.
        I really have to work on making plans a habit. *sigh*

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      2. It is my FIRST time too! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I stumbled upon the challenge and it interests me! πŸ˜€
        YAY!!!
        I am sooooo happy because we’re doing this together!

        Hmmm… don’t be too hard on yourself. I am a planner and you aren’t but that doesn’t mean I am better. πŸ˜€ Alright? *hugs*

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      3. YES! Can’t wait for April! Hmm.. did I understand the rules right? There are no specific word/photo prompt as long as your post has something to about that specific letter? πŸ˜€
        Awwee… thanks a lot, Rosema. *bear hugs*

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      4. Yes, dear. πŸ™‚ Even your title can start with any letter. As long as your day’s main theme starts with the letter for that day.
        Mine’s poetic forms… so for April 1: A, my poetic form is Aubade. πŸ™‚

        We may have a lot in common but we are still two different equally lovely ladies (nagtaas ako ng sariling upuan! :D). Operative word: EQUAL. ❀

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      5. Ooh, poetic forms! Interesting. I’m excited to know more about it from you then. πŸ˜€ I see… I see… Mine’s just poetry in general I guess.
        YAY! And I totally agree with you about that. πŸ˜€

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      6. Yeah.. I challenged myself and it was really a challenge. (Researching for a poetic form that starts with W,X,Y and Z is a challenge itself! :D)

        Any kind of post you will do will surely be AWESOME! πŸ˜‰

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      7. YAY! That makes your posts more exciting! Wrapped poetry, for one. I couldn’t think of a poetic form that starts with X, Y,Z but I know here are- there must be. πŸ˜€
        And thank you. Good luck for us both!

        P.S I think I read last month that poetry will be on Blogging U’s course this April, too. Let’s? πŸ˜‰

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      8. Oh yeah. Wrapped poetry. But I did a Wayra. πŸ™‚
        Research’s done and writing’s done . i just have to schedule my 26 poems. πŸ™‚

        P.S.
        Really?? When is that? I think I like! ❀❀❀

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      9. WOah~!!! You’re done with all of them?? Wow. Just wow! You never run out of ideas, really. πŸ˜€

        Yeah, I read it last Feb when I was checking out what course will they offer for March (but didn’t sign up). I decided to wait until April because it says Poetry. :3 ❀

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      10. Way to go, Rosema!! I ‘m excited to read them now na. Can’t wait for April! Geez! πŸ˜€

        Haha! Taralets! It would be a lot of fun. That’s why I mentioned it, I wanted to join with you! #clingytoo πŸ˜‰

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  5. Ah, perfect! A black coffee, please, to go with the evolution of your blog. It is good to take moments to reflect on where we want to take our creative processes and how we want to share them with the world. Well-done, my friend πŸ™‚

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  6. Thank you for the lovely coffee an information on your blogging plans. I agree with all those who you have referred from. Pressure should only be the nice kind where you are looking forward to write the posts. I can’t have a fixed schedule as I am writing three different ones

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