The A-Z Challenge - People, Places & Things Jamaican

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


So last week, I hit on what I can do for the A-Z Challenge

I was getting a little panicky over the fact that I couldn’t think of anything to write about, but eventually, I settled on people, places and things Jamaican.  I figure that since I write so much, or I used to, the things I come up with will come in useful where my setting is concerned. 

I actually started and had got to the B’s (not far I know) when I made a silly mistake and saved over the few bits of information I’d already collected. Not to worry though,  I still remember what little I had written down.


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It’s crazy to take on the A-Z, but I never could resist a challenge.

Have you signed up yet and worked out a strategy for getting around to all the participating bloggers? 

If you have, do share.

31 comments:

  1. As you can probably tell, I've been messing with my template. Please bear with me while I get things sorted out.

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  2. Might need to try this challenge next year.

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  3. I was going to say, you've changed your template. I like it! Love the script font. And can't wait to read more about Jamaica.

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    1. Hi, Clarissa,
      I've had the devil of a time uninstalling the comment system and getting Blogger's to work. Had to revert to something simpler. I like the social media thingies on the bottom too, though they kinda shout at you. :)

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  4. Dang. This place looks really nice. I love the rotating square featuring your books. Yowsa...my website looks so boring.

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    1. I replied to this via email, but it would have been supercool if the comment showed up here too. :(

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  5. Love the postcard in your header!!!

    I'm not participating - going to be on blog break toward the end. I'm looking forward to reading all your posts, though :)

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  6. You're very brave to mess with your template. I'm very afraid to do that. I'm looking forward to learning more things Jamaican. One of the many things I love about blogging is how I've connected with people in different parts of the world.

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    1. Thanks for dropping in, Susan. I've learned just how much can go wrong with a blog through trial and error. I guess I was due for a change anyway.

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  7. Hey Joy,
    The A to Z blogging challenge sounds like fun, provided we aren't required to visit ALL the blogs. I just clicked over there to see the details since I'm thinking about joining, and there are 1,159 people signed up. :)

    Your theme of Jamaica will be fun to read about next month, since I always like the pics you post from there.

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    1. Tina, the number of people to visit is kinda daunting, but I guess people manage the Challenge the best way they can.

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  8. Well, it might not be deliberate but I think the blog looks great :-)
    I still haven't settled on a theme for the challenge, I suppose I should get a move on! As for visiting others, I'm going to start with the blog listed after mine and visit as many as I can, then carry on where I left off the next day. I know a whole bunch of new blogs are going to end up in my regular reads, but who needs sleep? :-)

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  9. Hey, Sarah,
    You know, inspiration hits you when you're not even looking for it. I found the cool header above yesterday afternoon and made it my own. :) Thanks for the compliment!

    Yeah, what I like about these challenges is finding new people to connect with. I'm anal, so I started from the top - even knowing that I can't possibly make it to everybody before the end of this month.

    Hope you come up with something soon.

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  10. It will be good to have you with us on the April journey. Your theme sounds like a good one since they always say to "write what you know". I'll link to this post in the Sunday Summary at the A to Z Blog.


    Lee
    An A to Z Co-Host
    Tossing It Out
    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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    1. It was fun last year. I challenged myself and was surprized that I finished. Thanks for the link!

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  11. What a great theme to write on! I'm so excited to see your posts and learn more about everything Jamaican! I really hope I can visit there one day :)

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  12. I'm glad you have a theme.

    I haven't planned my posts or how I'm going to visit everyone. It's my first time doing A-Z, but I'm determined to do it. :)

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  13. Looking forward to reading all about Jamaica! Love the new look around here.

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  14. Oh, right...visiting all the blogs. Guess it might be a good idea to have an actual plan for that. Heh. I'll get right on that.

    I'm taking a scattershot approach and going where the letters take me--unless, of course, I come up with a satisfactory theme in the next few days. I think your approach is probably somewhat saner. At any rate, I'm very interested in reading your posts and learning more about Jamaica!

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    1. For me, it helps if I know I'm writing around a central theme. Glad to have you along for the Jamaican journey. I'll be sure to check out what you have going on in April.

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  15. Hi J.L. I'm visiting from the A-Z challenge! *waves*
    You have such a cool place here... and I love your header!
    The Jamaican-themed posts sound great - very informative for other bloggers.
    This is my 2nd A-Z challenge - last year I had such a blast!
    Good luck & see you around during the challenge!

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    1. Hi, Michelle,
      Thanks for your kind words. I like messing about with my wallpaper and such, so this renovation is the very recent. Glad to have you along. Looking forward to the Challenge too.

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  16. I haven;t signed up this year because I knew I'd be hard-pressed to get out my next novel, but I'm looking forward to reading all the entries!

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    1. I totally understand, Talli. I've accepted the fact that I lost my mind somewhere.

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  17. OK j.l. TELL ME: IS IT MANDATORY TO VISIT THE SITES. I could not find info. about visiting other sites on their website about the challenge. I'm debating if im going to go for it, do you need a theme or you can just write about anything that begins with that letter. is the video mandatory also. lol. I know you are not a moderator but you seem to have a better understanding then i grabbed while at the site page. I apologize.

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    1. No problem at all, Sidne. It's a fun challenge. You can post on just about anything you choose to for the month. I'm only going with a theme 'cause I don't want to run dry mid-month.

      You can try to get around to as many sites as you can on the list during the month. Video definitely not mandatory, but having fun is. :D Hope you jump in!

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  18. Thanks J.L. I think I'm going to join.lol. I'm in so many, I'm not going to advertise this one. lMBO.

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  19. Enjoy. I tried to find an email addy for you on your page, but couldn't. Have fun with it.

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