by Lillian Csernica on May 6, 2016
I had a marvelous time participating in this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge. My technical skills as a blogger have improved, so I could add a greater variety of media to my posts. My theme was Travel. I didn’t want this to be just another travel advice blog, especially when there are so many out there who have traveled farther and know so much more than I do.
So I fell back on what I do best: laughing at myself. I have been a lot of places and seen a lot of things. It’s been my privilege to meet some wonderful people, generous, compassionate, and hospitable. There’s a whole lot of the world left to see. That means there are many more people I’ll be meeting, and many more stories waiting to be lived!
This year I really did challenge myself to pick words for each letter that would catch the reader’s eye. Then I had to come up with aspects of my travels that suited the word I’d chosen. I think I was most successful with “M is for Money.” Looking more closely at the trips I’ve taken across the U.S. helped me relive those memories of my father with the perspective I now have as an adult. I may well collect the posts from this year’s challenge and develop them more fully into an actual memoir.
Many thanks to all the folks who stopped by to take a look here, clicked “Like,” and maybe even left a comment. It’s been a great pleasure to meet you and find out how you chose to post from A to Z. Thank you to all of the A to Z Blog Challenge staffers who do so much to make this possible. It’s a marvelous event, the product of what is clearly a lot of hard work.
Ongoing Friends from Last Year and Beyond: