Friday, December 19, 2014

This Week on the Road: Bubbles, Poems and Smiling Faces #atozchallenge #roadtrip

Participants in the 2014 Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge are like that box of chocolates that Tom Hanks referred to in the comedy “Forrest Gump.” You never know what you’re going to get when reading any one of them on this year’s sign-up list

That is one of the reasons why the Road Trip encourages bloggers who did the April challenge to continue visiting new blogs that may have been overlooked several months ago. So in the spirit of giving this season, let’s give our fellow bloggers some new readers and some more blog comments. If you need a guide on where to start as you get back into the swing of things, here is the latest activity happening in our A-to-Z community.

A well-travelled, South African bred drug and alcohol counselor who lives in Australia has organized two plans for nourishing the soul in 2015, at QueasyPeasy. Her first plan of activities centered on eating well and getting organized include pink bubbles and a hammock. The backup plan allows you to recharge with naked handstands and selfies…you know…for those days when completing all of your New Year’s resolutions gets to be too much to handle. Peter Heppo at Sleepless in Singapore gives some lessons in English dialect while recounting his battle through a Christmassy tourist destination where his friends were sharing beers and receiving Easter Eggs from young girls dressed as holiday elves. Speaking of the holidays, Eve Gaal at Intangible Hearts sucks readers into a poem that toasts to real friendships that need no explanation. 

Nerd in the Brain is practicing an exercise in gratitude by sharing things that induce smiles. The pride of passing down crocheting skills to the next generation, handmade postcards and yarn displays at the library are among these things. Who knows what happened to the blog Three Foolish Fisherman after its author shaved off her hair for MS Society Cymru? Since ALL of her blog posts from this year’s A-to-Z Challenge are also still up, they’re worth a read by any of you who missed them back in April. Owning “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “The X-Files” clearly make her worth visiting, even if it’s for the archives!

What topics have YOU come across on the new blogs you visited this week?

A-to-Z Challenge Co-Host Nicole Ayers writes about the magic of movies at The Madlab Post. Connect with her @MadlabPost on Twitter.  


Heather M. Gardner said...

Awesome list!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Nicole .. hoping to connect with these .. and then DL Hammons Deja Vu blogfest today will give us more choices ..

Some people seem to do the A-Z Challenge and then gracefully retire into the background, some come back the following year .. congratulations on helping out with this .. cheers Hilary

MunirGhiasuddin said...

Thank you for sharing such good information about other blogs and other bloggers.
Happy Holidays.

Connie Keller said...

It's great to find your blog. I've never done the A to Z Challenge before, but I always enjoy reading other people's posts.

Li said...

I've been hitting up food and DIY blogs for holiday ideas! :)

Susan Scott said...

Great Nicole thanks, I popped around to those suggested above and what a treat!

cleemckenzie said...

I found a rhyming blog! Yes. And it was fun. Off to find some more. Merry Christmas AtoZers.