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Monday, February 22, 2016

#atozchallenge -- Theme Reveal Sign-up is Open!

Sign-ups for the 2016 A to Z Blogging Challenge are already under way. If you have done it before, you know how much fun it is (good for you!) and if you have not, this is your chance to give it a try. You can sign up to participate HERE.

One of the most burning questions participants ask themselves every year is: "Should I have a theme?" Themes are not mandatory, but definitely fun. They let your visitors know what to expect, and help you create posts that line neatly up from A to Z. They also have an added bonus – they let you participate in a whole separate blogfest!

Three years ago, A to Z participant Mina Lobo started the Theme Reveal, and we thought it was such a great idea that we made it tradition.

Here is how the Theme Reveal Blogfest works:

Sign up on the Linky List below. On Monday, March 21, reveal your theme on your blog and give us a hint of what to expect from it. Then, once your post is up, use the Linky List to visit all the other blogs announcing their themes.

This is a great opportunity for all of you to get a jump start on your A to Z experience. You can link up with fellow bloggers, scout out and bookmark themes that you look forward to, and lure in wandering participants with your awesome theme. This way, by the time the frenzied posting begins on April 1, you will already have an audience eagerly awaiting your posts.

Sign up below, ready your theme, and put March 21 on your calendar!



35 comments:

  1. Thanks Alex - it's always a treat to see what themes people have picked .. looking forward to this year's A-Z .. cheers Hilary

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  2. And now to actually compose my reveal post. Looking forward to another challenge.

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  3. I'm always looking forward to the first day of spring (20th March). This year there'll another event to look forward to a day later :-)

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  4. The Theme Reveal is the Drum Roll for the AtoZ! I hear that roll growing louder each day. Now I guess I'd better get that theme together.

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  5. Yay! looking forward! Thank you Alex!

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  6. Thank you Alex and of course I'll have a theme to share.

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  7. Is it bad I already wrote my post for this because I knew this hop would happen again?

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    1. No, it's normal. Welcome to the A to Z Club. :D

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  8. I'm so looking forward to the challenge this year. I have a theme I'm excited about and I'll have time this year to actually participate!!

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    1. A good theme can make the entire challenge. :)

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  10. I can't believe I'm doing this again! lol

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  11. Nawww, I've already revealed mine. I'll still come back on the 21st though. :)

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    1. Doing it within the Theme Reveal (even if you have already announced it once) is still a good idea. Not only because you get to participate in the fun, but also because people who come visit your blog on March 21st can easily see what you are up to :)
      (I revealed mine earlier this year too... and then changed it... so I'll get to reveal it again :) )

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  12. I'm really looking forward to revealing both of my themes!

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    1. I can't wait to see what they are! :) You always have great themes.

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  13. Theme reveal up, check; first seven posts up, check; all letters downloaded to blog, check; interviews requested, check; review books read... oh heck...

    All systems go!

    Thank you all!

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    1. Sounds like you are on top of the Challenge! Can't wait to see what the theme will be :) If it involves books, it can only be great :)

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  14. Last year after my father's sudden demise I used AtoZChallenge to write about him.This year also there is a theme on my mind,one which becomes a long lasting learning process for both me and my readers.looking forward to this.

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  15. Hi, I have signed up and am on 18 but I have changed the url of my blog as I have moved. Is there any way I can edit it to reflect the new on. It is http://www.inderpreetuppal.com for Eloquent Articulation.

    I need to change it on the signup list too.
    Thanks for the help.

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    1. Please email the Team at contactatozteam@gmail.com with all the information that you signed-up with and what you need it changed to.

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  16. I've just scheduled my theme reveal post! Now I just need to start writing the actual blog posts...

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  17. I'm excited to be participating for the first time and have a theme that I'm also really excited about!

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  18. I'm anxiously ready to post my theme reveal. Going to do something a little different this time. I hope it'll be fun for everyone.

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  19. Newbie here at A to Z. Not a newbie to blogging but needed some sparkage! Happy to join in on the fun!

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  20. First time here doing the A to Z Challenge. Looking forward to reading everyone's posts! My theme is "Artistic Variety" and will include writing, illustration, amigurumi crocheting, and crafting posts! I can't wait to share my thoughts with you all!

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  21. I'm thinking about centering my theme around different foods and I'll give you a hint about my first post - it's a red fruit.

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  22. I missed the linky coz I got sidetracked. My theme reveal is here:
    http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com

    I'll be doing an A-Z of Zentangle. :)

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  23. I am not sure what I did or didn't do to be omitted from the list, but I am all set to participate in the A to Z Challenge. My theme is People/Places/Things that inspire me. More here: waldina.com

    Thank you!

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    1. You are currently #307 on the main sign up list. Maybe you didn't sign up for this theme reveal list which is a separate one from the main list.

      Arlee Bird
      A to Z Challenge Co-host
      Tossing It Out

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