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2014 A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

Palm tree shadows (photo by Tui Snider)
Palm tree shadows (photo by Tui Snider)

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers.

To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can. Last year for instance, my post for the letter A was “Alien Grave in Aurora, Texas.”

Last Year’s Theme Inspired me…

My theme last year was “Texcentricity” (And, yeah, I made up that word!) Basically, my Texcentricity posts covered quirky, offbeat, and overlooked history, trivia, and travel destinations in Texas.

…to Write an Amazon Best-Selling Book!

I had such a great response to those posts that I wrote a whole book about offbeat and overlooked travel destinations in the Dallas – Fort Worth region of North Texas. The book is called Unexpected Texas. I released it on March 2, 2014 as a paperback and eBook, and it has since become an Amazon Best Seller!

This Year’s A to Z Theme

The theme I’ve chosen for the 2014 A to Z blog challenge is *drum roll please* Instagram Travel Photos. This seemed like fun, because I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer. I even collaborated with Morgan Dragonwillow to create a poetry book featuring photos I’ve taken with my iPhone. It’s called Wild Woman Waking and it’s getting some great reviews on Amazon, too. Check it out!

It’s good for A to Z posts to be short, so I will post brief photo essays each day, and let my photos do the talking. Many will showcase Texas, since that’s where I currently live, but I will also feature photo essays from many other places around the world. For instance, the palm tree photo at the top of this post was taken in Arizona. Stay tuned!

Follow me on Instagram

I love sharing photos on Instagram. In fact, if you click here to find me on Instagram, I’ll follow you back!. (You can also find me from my profile name, which is simply @tuisnider.)

What will other A to Z Challenge bloggers write about?

So there you have it! That was my big theme reveal. If you want to find out what other bloggers will be posting about, check out the list below:

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15 Comments

  1. Love anything travel related, and how cool that your posts from last year became a best-selling book. I’m looking forward to visiting.

    Silvia @
    SilviaWrites

  2. Having a best-selling book out of last year’s A-Z really is quite something.
    We have visited Florida and much of New England, but not Texas, so I shall be interested to see your photographs. Good luck with it.

  3. It’s really cool that you wrote a book based on last year’s challenge. Congratulations on releasing it and its success. Fabulous! :) I just released my first book this month as well. So hooray for us for same last names and book release months! Hehe.

    Anyway, your theme sounds cool. I’ve never been to Texas, so it will be interesting to see some photos from there. And I always love seeing photos from around the world. Looking forward to it! :)

  4. I’m hoping to use photographs and keep it shorter than I did last year. Well, I know I’m going to use photographs, the keeping it shorter is the challenge.

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Hi Kristin, It is a bit tough to keep it short, but I am going to try! Thanks for stopping by. :D

  5. You take awesome pictures, Tui. This should be a fun blog to keep an eye on during the challenge. =D

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thanks, Patty! I’m so glad you thought of having us sign up Story Dam, too! :D

  6. Fida Fida

    I can’t wait to see more of your amazing pictures!

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thank you, Fifi! I look forward to finding out what your theme is. I don’t see a link to your blog, though. I hope you remember to leave a link to your blog when you post on other blogs during the A to Z challenge so that folks can find you! :D

  7. What a cool theme! I love your picture on this post of the palm tree shadows so I am excited to see the images you’ll be posting in the A to Z challenge. Good luck! Laughing at Life 2

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Hi Shawn! Thanks for dropping by and commenting. I wonder what your theme is for A to Z? I’m off to find out now… Hope to see you here again. :D

  8. Ooooooo!!! Yay!!!! Tui’s Instagram all month! This is going to be awesome. Great theme, Tui!! You KNOW I’ll be here ;)

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thanks, Nicole! Your exuberance makes me giggle. I’m revved up and ready for A to Z. Now, off to see what your theme will be! :D

  9. Kirsty McGregor Kirsty McGregor

    Nice! As they say, pictures are worth a thousand words. Agree with keeping it short, sweet and simple.

    Look forward to your Instagram pics… :)

    • Tui Snider Tui Snider

      Thanks, Kirsty! Are you doing the A to Z challenge, too? I wanted to check out your theme, but I don’t see a link anywhere.

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