Whew what a happening month that was.
It was just as much fun and challenging as I thought it would be. Thankfully I had pre-written and pre-scheduled all my posts otherwise life was all set to nix my cyber trek. In fact I began on a disastrous note – in my haste and excitement, I made a typo in my URL while registering for the challenge. And worse I was blissfully unaware busy plotting and planning with my head in the clouds – but for Lori who not only pointed it out to me but also corrected it to reach my blog and inform me. A big thank you to her 🙂
I visited, followed and stalked several blogs – like everyone, I too have my favorites! Interestingly, even though poetry is not my cup of tea, three of my personal must-visit blogs were poetry posts. So in no particular order:
Poui season: Absolutely brilliant evocative poems that tug at your heartstrings
Madly-in-verse: I giggled and laughed all the way through this one – limericks par excellence. Completely unmissable.
Between you and Me: I had toyed with the mythology theme – phew so glad I didn’t pick it! Sunila’s poems were a pleasure and just when I thought I knew it all, she brought out quite a few new stories.
The art of not getting published: It was the blog title that drew my eye and her theme – 16th century analogues for 21st century memes – was intriguing to say the least. But it was her well researched, entertaining and in-depth posts kept me hooked. And to top it all, she offered the icing and the cherry but more on that on Wednesday 😉
Roamin gnomials: I was skeptical when Glenn declared he was going to describe his family members A to Z. How could his family be of any interest to me? But then again I was wrong. It all depends on who is doing the talking (or writing). Poignant, touching, warm, wicked, entertaining, funny – his posts touched the whole range and more.
Me In the Middle: An awesome collection of quotes, videos and life lessons (beautiful hand-drawn alphabets) – a keeper for those moments when all you need is a ray of hope.
Mindful living: How is it possible to be mindful from A to Z? Vidya showed us and how. If only we could adopt and incorporate her suggestions and tips, life would be so much simpler and happier.
A special mention for Shalini. Her recipes are delicious no doubt, but it was her blog on the life of an Army wife that captivated. Her joie de vivre and breezy take on an uncertain, unpredictable and often lonely journey drew my attention, respect and admiration.
Oh I could go on and on! Congratulations and best wishes to all of you. A big thank you to all the organizers who worked so hard to make this challenge the best party ever.
And to all those who dropped in to read, comment and generally make my day, week and month 😀
Off to prepare for the next challenge 😉
But before you rush off to these other blogs, how about reading today’s short story?