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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Storytelling A to Z: Themes, tags, and tales!

Sign-ups have started for the 2015 A to Z challenge (yay!) and this year's list is already shaping up to greatness - and involves storytelling in more than one way!

First off, you probably already noticed that we have some hew tags:

You can now use the shiny Mythology (MY) tag if you plan on blogging about myths, folklore, legends, urban legends, ghost stories, and other traditional stories or myth-related topics. (I personally will be rocking this tag on my main blog with a theme - which will be revealed soon!)

The Writing (WR) tag, for the first time this year, also includes Storytelling! So if you produce, perform and share stories in a non-written format, feel free to take advantage of the broader concept of the tag!

As a co-host, I will once again be keeping an eye out for the year's storytelling participants on the side, and possibly create a blog hop that focuses on storytellers of the performing kind. Last year was the first time we gathered them, and it was an impressive list. Good news: Many of them are returning in 2015!

Of course you don't have to be a storyteller to have a story-related theme. In the next two months many bloggers will be hunting for themes (and revealing them... more about that later!). I am a big advocate of themes. I have participated in A to Z for three years, and have done folktale-related themes for the past two - Weird Princesses in 2013 and Tales with Colors in 2014. They were immense fun, and made me feel like they also gave people a chance to discover new things that they could play with. If you have always wanted to introduce us to your 26 favorite Greek deities, or the 26 magic treasures you always wished you could own, or the 26 most traumatic Grimm experiences of your childhood... Do share :)

Keep signing up, keep blogging!

Oh, and also: If you would like to volunteer as a minion helper to the A to Z team, or my team in particular, do let me know!

@TarkabarkaHolgy
The Multicolored Diary - Adventures in Storytelling
MopDog - The crazy thing about Hungarians


14 comments:

  1. I like the tags; it makes it easier to check out what a blog might be (not that they have to write about that for the challenge of course). You are so right about looking for themes; I think having a theme and getting most if not all letters written before April makes April go by so much smoother with lots of fun :)

    betty

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  2. I love that MY is a new tag! (But I still wish the WR tag could be divided a bit, since it was quite massive last year. I think poetry deserves its own.)

    Looking forward to the festivities!

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  3. I really enjoyed your Tales With Colors theme last year! Really fun & informative!

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  4. I love the tags. It makes it so easy to find other writing blogs.

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  5. We should have enough tags for everyone now.

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  6. I love the tags. For months after last year's challenge, I was able to choose topics I don't generally have enough time to read (like travel) and peruse lots of new blogs at my leisure.

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  7. The tags are one of the best innovations to the challenge.

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  8. I love a good theme. I'd enjoy seeing a linky list with just themes. That's mix things up.

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    1. Well, you are in luck, we are doing a Theme Reveal list this year too :) Check back next week for details!

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  9. Love the tags. Have to do a reveal soon. Pretty nervous about it. Failed the last time. All the best to all the participants.

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    1. I hope you'll have fun with it this year! If you want to reveal your theme with us, check back next week for details!

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  10. Where do we find the theme specific tags? Also I commented I would love to help as a minipn.

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    1. Hi, my contact info is on my blog in the minion post :) shoot me an email!

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    2. Also, all the tags are listed in the same post that has the sign-up list (see link at top of the page)

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