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Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge after survey opens on May 3, 2019. Reflections open on May 6.


Monday, April 20, 2015

#AtoZChallenge - Q - QWERTY -- [Blogfest Announcement]


Happy 'Q' Day!

QWERTY: is the most common modern-day keyboard layout for Latin script. The name comes from reading the first six keys appearing on the top left letter row of the keyboard (Q, W, E, R, T, and Y) from left to right.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY)

Getting tired of looking at your QWERTY keyboard yet?

Well...tough noogies!

We are not done yet!

Q is only the 17th letter in the alphabet!

You know what's up next? All the hard letters!

Yeah, you know it and I know it!

U, V, W, X, Y & Z!

[add movie scream here]

These letters are going to require lots of finesse and skill, two things I sorely lack, so instead, I'll have to wing it!

Hey, look! Wing it! That's a W word!

Know what? We can't lose!

Can we do it? Yes, we can!

Wait! That's a Y word!


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Special Blogfest Announcement



Blood, Boobs, and Carnage Blogfest!
Hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh and Heather M. Gardner. 

Yes, Blood, Boobs, and Carnage!

Alex used that phrase last year to describe an upcoming movie release. It amused many people, including ME. (Okay, mostly me)  So, naturally we decided to make it a blogfest.

What falls into that category? Here’s a few examples – Conan the Barbarian, Breaking Bad, Fast and Furious, The Watchmen, etc.

Here’s the details, short and simple:

On May 18, 2015, post about a movie, television show, book, or all three that falls into the category of Blood, Boobs, and Carnage. (Or just Blood and Carnage or other mixture.) It can be any genre that fits the bill – fantasy, science fiction, action, adventure, western, thriller, etc. Post the badge and visit other participants.
Sign up below!

63 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

X is the only one caused me a problem, can't find anywhere in the UK with that letter

Jeremy Hawkins said...

Never any problems with letters it's just being x-tra creative z-eeing that some are y-ucky w-eird letters to u-se... :)

Happy new blogfest!

Jeremy [Retro]
AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

There's no earthly way of knowing.
Which direction we are going!

HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

Susan Scott said...

Having a good laugh here thank you! Qwerty indeed! How about X-ray Bill Nicholls in UK? Xylitol? xenophobia? Thanks Jeremy for some words too ...

Pooja Sharma Rao said...

interesting concept. learning so much new here.

lyndagrace said...

Well, since I got past Q, how hard can the rest be? Well okay, X…oh, and maybe U…

Kelley Caton said...

I have topics for those letters, damn good ones too. Unfortunately, I'm running out of steam and words no come out good now. Thanks for the encouragement. Wine and chocolate would be welcome as well. The best thing about next week: the 30th, Z day, is my birthday. I think I'll take a week off from writing as a present to myself.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for making me laugh. Great pep talk this morning as we head into the uphill portion of the challenge - oh look, a u-word ... uphill!! :D

Pam Margolis said...

what have i just gotten myself into?
X is easy.

betty said...

Sounds like a cute blog fest next month! Actually the "hard" letters were easy this year for some reason :)

betty

Melanie Macek said...

I looked up words for those letters first. Talk about a challenge! Especially considering my theme is "Why people read romance." Can't wait to see the reactions for Z. :)
Yes, we CAN do this!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

This being my sixth Challenge, I've learned how to deal with those letters.
Blood, Boobs, and Carnage! Bring it on.

TheCyborgMom said...

Blood, Boobs, and Carnage...that's hysterical! Even if I don't join in on the blogfest, I may just have to hop around to check out what everyone comes up with! Now Heather...I WILL NEED reminders :)
Katie @TheCyborgMom

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Sounds like fun. And we'll all be recovered by then.

Patricia Lynne said...

Y is the one letter that always causes me problems. There aren't a lot of strange words that start with Y.

Stephanie Bird said...

Qwerty? Well my spell check recognizes it. I use it all the time but had no idea about this word. Go figure. Thanks for sharing and stretching my vocabulary. Nice!

J.L. Campbell said...

Yep, we're coming down to the tricky letters. Hope the blogfest goes swimmingly.

kaykuala said...

So far so good. Hank is here

http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2015/04/roughing-it-out-with-nature.html

Hank

Lisa said...

I found out about Qwerty when I was 17 and taking typing lessons! This is what we used in class to learn finger placement and where the letters were. "The Quick Brown Fox Jumped Over the Lazy Dog" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_quick_brown_fox_jumps_over_the_lazy_dog
So glad my posts are done. I check them before I post, but they are done! Q was one of the hardest ones, but my brain pulled through for me! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

cleemckenzie said...

My Qwerty is almost non-existent. There's no S or D or E. Half of the O is missing and N's on its way to oblivion, too. Thanks for the boost.

Jolie du Pre said...

The perfect blogfest for me and my blog!!!!!!

Precious Monsters

Debra McKellan said...

I didn't have too much trouble with these letters, but sheesh.

Spacerguy said...

OMG! OMG U, V, W, X, Y & Z! all these hared letters to do! aghhhhhh! LOL.

Michelle Wallace said...

My letters have faded so it's not reading QWERTY anymore.
That blogfest sounds great, but my brain is not functioning too well at the moment.
I think I'm already on auto-pilot...

~Sia McKye~ said...

Most of the letters I already had in mind and my subject is Missouri so there were lots to choose from. I've had a lot of fun looking closer at the state I now call home. I will admit, I've had to stretch just a bit to find a subject to fit the letter.

Took me a while to figure out where the term querty came from, lol! One of cell phones I had mentioned a querty keyboard and I think querty? What the hell is a querty? :-D

Sia McKye Over Coffee

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Heather - I haven't written them .. but know what I want to do .. I had J for Jynjy .. I think I've cracked it?! The rest are easy peasy .. with a few twists .. such is life - manipulation ..

Cheers Hilary

Cortney Pearson said...

Those remaining letters were definitely hard! Well, some. Okay. Yeah. They were. :-p I've got them ready to go, though! I've really been enjoying the challenge so far!

Jennifer Chandler said...

Yeah, I'm a little tired of the old QWERTY but we're SO CLOSE!!!
LOVE the blogfest idea. That's hilarious!!

Jo said...

I already have my posts done to the end of the challenge. No problems.

Amaryllis Turman said...

I have half of them done. Still need to read a book beginning with "V" though

Deepti Agarwal said...

Have all ready except "X" and "Z" ... surely will come up with something.. coz I do not want to miss even a single Alpabet..

http://serendipityofdreams.blogspot.in/

Book Dragon said...

I've done really well this year. I missed two days but posted why and made up for them. I've scheduled/posted up to U plus W. Z should be a quick read. V and Y are thick books unless I change my mind. Still thinking about X.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Maybe it's the eXception?
I know it's bad.
:)

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Well done, Jeremy!

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

He may have been looking for an actual place with an X.
Not sure.
Good suggestions though.
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Thanks for stopping in!

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Yeah, see?
Not so easy!
:)

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Well, happy almost birthday!
I can provide steam, but I never share my chocolate.
:)
Sorry!
Keep going!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Nice!
Uphill! I love it!

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Welcome to the dark side!

I ate your cookies.

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

Well, that's nice to hear!
I like easy!

TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Oh boy!
I can't wait to see what you write!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

It's cause you have clones!
You can't fool us!

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Heather M. Gardner said...

I will do my best to faithfully remind everyone.
:)
TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

That's what we were hoping anyway.
Keep people motivated in May.
:)
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

That is a tough one.
There's always y'all. Completely made up and pretty strange.
:)
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

We learn good here!
Thanks for coming!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Thank you!
I hope so too!
TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

That's what we like to hear!
TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

Trying to make me jealous?
Well, it worked!
I learned how to type like that, too!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

That's a well loved keyboard!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

Excellent!
We love perfect!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

They can be tricky...to some.

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

But, we shall prevail!
No letter will beat us!

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Heather M. Gardner said...

That's a well used keyboard, though.
It's a good thing.
:)
Plenty of time to sign-up later!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

It's kind of more geek/nerd info than I usually like to share, but it worked for the letter.
:)

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

You will get it done!
No problems!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

That's what we want to hear. Getting posts done and having a good time!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

We are close! Close to Z!
We can make it!
Thank you!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

I'd feel bad for myself if I wasn't so happy for you!
Great job!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

I can see how that could prove problematic. V is a toughie.
You'll find one!

TY
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Heather M. Gardner said...

Never!
We will hit them all!
Good luck!
TY
HMG

Heather M. Gardner said...

Crossing my fingers for you!
You'll make it!
TY
HMG

Chuck Allen said...

I have the rest of my letters mapped out, which should be the hard part. But then when I sit down to write them, I still seem to struggle. I think my brain is tired. :)