In my eagerness to be near the top of the Theme reveal sign-up list, I published my theme reveal post before I had worked out the structure of my posts for the challenge. Although I had drafted my posts they were not uploaded to my blog at that stage.
My posts are all unseasonal being about Christmas, although one or two also mention Easter, which is in April this year.
The main thing, which has happened to my posts since the theme reveal is that in each one there is a link to a relevant Advent, Christmas or Epiphany carol (song) on YouTube. I cannot guarantee that these will play without any adverts. I have chosen them to expand on the topic(s) in each post.
To explain this in every post would make for a boring A to Z Challenge. As it is I have the same introductory paragraph for every post for the benefit of casual visitors to my blog. I am sure that my loyal followers will be happy to skip the first paragraph.
I also have a paragraph at the end*, which is included in every post for the same reason.
At this stage I have most of my posts scheduled. I am also privileged to have a post (scheduled by J. Lenni Dorner) on the official Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge blog. It is for the Letter R.
*While this year’s A to Z badges by Anjela Curtis honour the late Jeremy Hawkins, I hope that my posts about Christmas honour Jesus Christ, ‘who was and is and is to come’. Revelation 1:4
In my A to Z posts for 2020 I looked at the Easter story, which was appropriate for the time of year. Easter was midway through April that year.
This year my posts are not synced with the season as I have decided to look at the Christmas story. Unlike Easter, which is a movable feast and can fall in March or April depending on the cycles of the moon, Christmas Day is always 25th December.
Many writers find themselves writing about events at other times of the year due to the lead time required for publication. Blogging is different, although for a project like this I usually prepare my posts well in advance. Although I began preparing before Christmas 2021, writing in the relevant seasons, these posts will appear in a different season from the subject-matter.
I am writing for people of any faith or none to explain what the Christian festival of Christmas is all about. I hope you will find this interesting whether you know everything or hardly anything about Christmas.
Christianity is a faith, not a philosophy. Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
This year for the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge I have chosen a single word for each letter of the alphabet. Each word is significant in the Bible. I shall be writing about the word, its context and retelling a story, which illustrates its importance. There may also be music.
To be completely honest, I have chosen 25 words from the Bible and one word, which describes a concept in the Bible, but is not actually used in the text. No prizes for guessing which letter was difficult!
I expect to make some discoveries as I travel through the alphabet and hope that you will be joining me, whether you have any knowledge of the Bible or not.
Links to all my 2021 A to Z posts will appear on a page, A TO Z 2021 WORDS.
The illustrations for the A to Z Challenge have been provided once again by Jeremy Hawkins, who blogs at Hollywood Nuts.
The Challenge was founded by Arlee Bird whose main blog is Tossing it Out.