Fandango’s Provocative Question #205

Fandango has posed a multi part question this week which is about the A to Z Blogging Challenge, a yearly blogging event.

Are you planning to formally and officially register for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge, pick a theme, and participate? Why or why not?

Or, are you planning to informally and unofficially participate in this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge on an ad hoc basis?

Or, are you going to skip the A to Z Challenge altogether?

Fandango’s Provocative Question #205

I have never participated in this event. I’ve heard of it as I know bloggers who do take part every year, including Fandango himself. Usually I seem to miss the beginning and then I have no idea what I am supposed to do.

So this time I followed the link that Fandango provided and went and had a look. I must say that I am still not sure if I would participate. On the one hand it would be a great incentive to write more . On the other hand I’m honestly not sure if I can do a post every day, let alone on a theme. I would feel bad if I announced a theme and then could not follow through. I took on the challenge of keeping a five year journal called “One Line A Day”. After two months I’ve forgotten to fill it in a few times when I’m tired last thing at night and I am not at all sure I’m doing it right. I don’t have any profound thoughts, especially at two in the morning which is when I often seem to be writing it. Come to think of it blogging might be easier.

Because of this concern I think that if I did have a stab at it I might do it unofficially to see how I got on. I should probably go and read a few other posts about the challenge and then decide as I actually have some time up my sleeve for once. Assuming of course that I don’t forget after today.

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I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. I would recommend it, it’s a great way to connect to new bloggers. Having a theme is not a must so if that’s your worry just take it day by day. And if you miss one, well, you’re only accountable to yourself so I’m sure you’ll be fine 🙂

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