An A-Z Journey through the Challenge: D

As we may have mentioned once or twice ;), we’re both great fans of April’s A-Z Blogging Challenge. Set up by Arlee Bird back in 2009, it’s grown like topsy since that time. As neither David nor I are able to participate again this year, we decided instead to highlight one (or more) blogs each day, to encourage you to visit, to make new friends, and to find some entertainment during the current crazy world we’re in.

Some of these highlights will be old friends we’ve made during previous challenges, but some will be new. We don’t plan to stick to any theme other than maintaining a (possibly tenuous) connection to the letter of the day.


…. today’s letter – D.


You can find participants via the Master List, but in order not to miss any of April’s blogging riches, you may also seek participants via the hashtags #AtoZChallenge and #A2ZChallenge on Twitter.

Today, was surprisingly difficult – there were a couple of D’s that were interesting but not what I wanted to highlight, and there are a couple of D’s that have already tapped out, or are hoping to catch up over the weekend.  Not Sure.   Anyway, I’d like to add the following to our roll call:

DJRanch is yet another blog that is completely new to me – and that is one of the great things about both the A2Z challenge and our focus on it here at FCBF: the opportunity to make new friends.  Donna is linking several challenges together this month, and is offering her top-class photography, together with a piece of poetry inspired by the photo and the daily letter-prompt.

D wouldn’t be complete without a shoutout to the indefatigable J Lenni Dorner, one of the cornerstones of the challenge.  This isn’t just a nod to someone who works hard to make sure that everyone who does the challenge has a good experience though.  J has set herself the task of improving her author brand this month, with 26 posts linked by the things that are important to her as a writer: there’s going to be advice on writing, a serialised story, and her thoughts on her heritage, and how others can include this without following the too well trodden path of cultural appropriation. Well worth taking a look at what she has to say.

If you’re catching up, here’s our previous highlights …

The letter A
The letter B
The letter C

Let us know of other blogs connected to the letter D which we should read.

© David Jesson, 2020

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