Friday, April 9, 2021

H is for Hustle

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: Hh

H is for Hustler

When I first mentioned to my co-blogger, Richard, that I was writing a post for H for the A to Z Blog, he suggested H is for Hustler. The more I thought about it, the more it made sense to me. It's a word I'm familiar with, certainly, but putting a definition down on paper was difficult. So, I went to dictionary.com for a little help.

Hustler:

1. An enterprising person determine to succeed; go-getter.

2. Slang. A person who employs fraudulent or unscrupulous methods to obtain money; swindler.

3. Informal. An expert gambler or game player who seeks out challengers, especially unsuspecting amateur ones, in order to win money from them.

Ah yes, the last one. That's what made me think of that word in connection with our gambling theme for 2021. But then I had a new, related inspiration, courtesy of the first definition of hustler:

Hustle:

1. To proceed or work rapidly or energetically.

2. To push or force one's way; jostle or shove.

Recently, several of us here at A to Z experienced situations that left us scrambling to get things done on a deadline (including me making this post only a couple days beforehand, when usually I'm done before April starts). It's great to work with a team who can hustle when they need to, and which is not filled with hustlers (definition 3), but rather hustlers (definition 1). The A to Z Team is a great one, and I'm proud to be a part of it.

As we near the end of the first full week, are you hustling to finish your A to Z posts for the month, or are you all scheduled out?

If you're falling behind, don't worry, one more day and then we all get a day off to recuperate go visit other blogs!

27 comments:

Pooja Priyamvada said...

This is the ideal way to go about it, keep it short keep it straightforward
https://poojapriyamvada.blogspot.com/2021/04/hitoritabi-newnormal-a2z.html

John - A Writer Darkly said...

Well I'm just not that prepared, and I chose to write original fiction at the last minute, so if you check it out, every night I'm putting together original science fiction/fantasy fiction.

Frédérique said...

Thank you for the definitions! Well, my 2 previous participations were much more prepared, this year I still miss some letters... but I think I found one yesterday evening! Still V to find...
Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

nashvillecats2 said...

Thanks for all the information, I vaguely knew them but your information filled in much I didn't know.

Take care.
Yvonne.

Susan Sanderson said...
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Susan Sanderson said...

Interesting to learn all the meanings of hustler - and the example of their use.
I am less prepared then in the last two challenges. I am still working on Y and Z, and should like to make additions to most of the other unpublished posts. Unlike in previous Aprils I'll be at home this month. Being prepared in advance was less of a priority.
https://suestrifles.wordpress.com/2021/04/09/holy-atozchallenge/

Frewin55 said...

I had 12 Chapters of my novel already written and the first 7 post adjuncts so now I am having to write those adjuncts each day (so they are definitely shorter) and I am dismayed that I haven't quite finished Chapter 13 so I need to hustle for sure...
https://how-would-you-know.blogspot.com/2021/04/c-is-for-cryptography.html

Anonymous said...

I have put a review of a few blogs I have visited...
https://how-would-you-know.blogspot.com/2021/04/a-mini-review.html

Srivalli Rekha said...

I have a schedule as of now. Just hoping nothing messes it up.
Today's post: https://sri-lovenature.blogspot.com/2021/04/hanamakonda-meets-halebidu.html

Cathy Kennedy said...

I'm MIA in Blogosphere since this is DH's off Friday but I wanted to drop by to add a quick link up for today's Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch of Henery Hawk. I'll return visits asap. Have a happy weekend, y'all!

Molly of Molly’s Canopy said...

From Endwell: My early teen years — H is for Halloween Hijinks: Teen Version https://mollyscanopy.com/2021/04/halloween-hijinks-teen-version-atozchallenge/

Anne M Bray said...

Much less prepared than previous years.

Writing most Art posts the day of. Today, H is for Hands: https://www.anne-m-bray.com/blog/167421/atozchallenge-2021-h-is-for-hands

Most shoe sketches already drawn, the shoe patterns done the day of: https://repeatsamb.blogspot.com/2021/04/atozchallenge-2021-h-is-for-honour.html

Jayashree Srivatsan said...

Sometimes things done in a hustle turn out a lot better...especially a quickly prepared meal

https://pagesfromjayashree.blogspot.com/2021/04/headless-and-more-heads.html

Weekends in Maine said...

I do typically have everything prepped before April but am hustling a bit this year to finish up a few final craft projects so I can get them queued up this weekend. Love this blog post for the letter H. It definitely applies during A to Z in one way or the other! Weekends In Maine

Crackerberries said...

Hey Hey for H-Day, I certainly had to hustle to get my post done and I’m so tired today. Glad we will have a day off to recooperate I mean visit other blogs! We can all use
Crackerberries

Crackerberries said...

My enter got away from me...told ya I was tired... We can all use Helping Hand


Happy Friday and Cheers,
Crackerberries

Trudy said...

Now I have a disco phrase going through my head... do the hustle!

I feel like I'm hustling, but some days I don't get as far as I'd like. All of my A to Z posts were ready in rough draft before I started, but I'm scrambling to get them polished and scheduled and visit other blogs...

Today's post for the letter H: Movies reflect human needs: Humor

Trudy @ Reel Focus

Gonz said...

Well, this challenge is for sure a serious hustle, haha

How can we use the Helvault in #DnD?

http://codexanathema.com/2021/04/09/h-is-for-helvault/

Sunita Biddu said...

Every entrepreneur is a hustler, even when the circumstances are convenient and all in the favor. I am one and love being a go-getter :)

Just made my H post in time. It's almost midmight in India.

H for Headlines - My Best Blogging Tips A to Z Series

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

My hustling came when I decided on the final day of theme posting to participate. Already had plenty of material for a new project which I've now postponed to May. Four posts left to write and one to edit. Still hustling a bit.
https://gail-baugniet.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

So busy at work...only time for a quick haiku - https://www.djranch.org/2021/04/09/haiku-30/

2 gators said...

Today post is on the hippopotamus

https://heavygators.blogspot.com/2021/04/a-to-z-challenge-h-is-for-hippopotamus.html

kaykuala said...

H is for Orange Hat
http://imagery77.blogspot.com/2021/04/love-your-everything.html

Hank

Lady In Read said...

I am definitely falling behind.. as you can see with my H post on the day people are posting J posts most likely!!
But I am hustling definitely to catch up up with the rest :)
The Harlem Renaissance: Its Poets and Poems

Jamie said...

I love how you played with words here. I have my story fully scheduled. Filled with twists. The week coming up has some fun posts, including K for Kissing.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

Love the world-play!

Ronel visiting for the A-Z Challenge with an A-Z of Faerie: Half-Mortals in Folklore

Pr@Gun said...

Knowing a hustler with H, but keeping up with AtoZ is becoming a hustle...


My post for letter H - https://praguntatwa.com/mother-a-great-housekeeper/