Thar be but two days left to enter me Pirate Haiku Contest. It ends Saturday, 5/7 at 5pm.
Although the following retrospective may only appeal to me, I'm still going through with it. You know why? Because I'm me. And I like things that appeal to me.
Anyway, like many participants in April's A to Z Challenge, I started off strong, and even without eating my Wheaties. I'd written the first week's worth of posts ahead of time, so I began visiting other blogs left and right. Things were good for a while, but I couldn't keep up the pace. Halfway through, I began to tire, and soon real life interfered. By the final week, I only had one of the last six posts written, and I barely made it to any new blogs. I regret I wasn't able to visit more bloggers, but that's really my only complaint. I found new and exciting blogs, wrote a few inspired posts, and gained followers who
By the way, in case you missed them, here are the posts I feel were my cleverest, craziest, and Jesus-meets-Hitchhiker's-Guidiest, respectively:
- L (Love Letters, Literally)
- G (Go-Go Gadget Gobbledygook!)
- So Long, and Thanks for the All the Loaves and Fish (my bonus Easter post)
|First Conceived:||C (A to Z Contest), Q (Questioning Qwyjibo), |
V (Vampires vs. Velociraptors!)
|Last Conceived:||P (Primordial Pluperfect Prepositions)|
|Fastest to Write:||P|
|Longest to Write:||A (A Ragman's Anagrams, or how Justin Bieber = Inert Jubbies)|
|Done Weeks Ahead of Time:||H (The Half Humphrey), R (Reading, 'Riting, 'Rithmetic), |
T (The Top Ten Things That Threaten to Topple This Theocracy)
|Done Last Minute:||W, X, Y, Z|
|Most Read:||C, B, A, and for some reason, O (Oh. Em. Gee.)|
|Least Read:||Y (The Sometimes Y), P, N (Nothing, Nil, Nada.)|
|Most Misplaced:||K (Kurious Khemical Kompounds)|
Also, since so many people asked about the letter images (technically, no one asked, but you shut up), I'll share the background on those. I painstakingly created them myself, using 24 different fonts and practically every Photoshop layer style known to man (plus a few others only women know about).
I wanted to get all the letters in one place, so you'll find them below. Hover your cursor over a letter to display the title of that day's post, and click to go to the post itself. (If you hover over the same image in the post, you'll get an alliterative sentence using that day's letter.)
So, will I do the A to Z again next year? I don't know. All I know is that if I do, I won't be nearly as creative as I was this time around. Creativity takes time, and I'll have a 9-month old in the house, so I'll be rather short on time. Maybe I'll just go for witty instead.
That, or haiku. Everyone loves haiku. (Hint hint.)
By the way, the images look even better against the dark background of my blog than they do here. You should click through and check them out there.