Thursday, 20 March 2014

A to Z theme reveal - Not quite what I expected... #atozreveal #atozchallenge

I've decided to add all my links for the 2014 A-Z challenge posts here in my reveal post, so they are all together in the one post.  The A-Z challenge is a month long alphabetised challenge.  My theme is 26 Greatest Loves of my Life.


26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Adam

26 Greatest loves of my life - Lets call him Baranaby

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Cazaly

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Dog

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Erik

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Father

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Geronimo

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call them Horny teenagers

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call her Ida

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Jeremiah

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call him Ken

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call it a Love song

26 Greatest loves of my life - Let's call her Mama

26 Greatest loves of my life... Nature

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Oh my Odin

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Peridot

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call it Quiet I'm reading

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call it Reflexology

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Sherlock

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call The Truth

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Ulysses

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Vent

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call them Wazza and Wyn

26 Greatest loves of my life - sounds like X's

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Yarra

26 Greatest loves of my life lets call him Zoro





Last month I asked for help choosing my theme for the A to Z challenge in my Alzheimer's, old-boyfriends, and aussie slang post.

1) Aussie slang - (to tempting to copy and paste)
2) 26 Boyfriends - (to revealing)
3) A to Z of Alzheimers - (to heavy for a light hearted challenge)

Check out everyone else's themes on the link list here

26 boyfriends was a standout winner... Perfect. Until I stating writing the posts and realised that
not everyone in my life needs to know about how many or how deep some of those boyfriends reached.

What I really want to share is why and how I fell in love. The fun, mistakes and lessons. This was supposed to be about different types of boys, but as I started writing the posts it became glaringly obvious that it was all about me. I couldn't write about love and leave out some of my greatest loves of all, not just old boyfriends. So a new theme idea was born.

Welcome to The 26 Greatest loves of my life.


There will still be a little smut, including my first kiss and that unforgettable first quiver, but I also want to keep it PG.  Some will read like a synopsis rather than the whole story.  Some of my greatest loves aren't even human.

I want to exercise my writing muscles, challenge myself.  My longest post is under 400 words, some of them are just a few sentences long.  Some are first person, some are third person.  There's even a poem or two and I might even chuck in some Aussie slang.  Fair dinkum I've loved some larrikins.

This challenge isn't just about writing, it's about connecting with other bloggers.  This year I've managed to get a good head start by scheduling half of my posts.  This will give me a lot more time to visit other blogs. The more blogs I visited last year the more visited me back.  It's a win-win. Positive comments are like rewards for effort, they become addictive.

Like many girls I started searching for love at a very young age.  I don't remember a time in my life where my relationships haven't been the single most important thing to me.  In order to have great relationships I had to learn to love myself.  If you are anything like I am, that was easy at first, became very difficult for a while, then greater than anything I imagined.

I hope you enjoy my 2014 #atozchallenge theme.  The 26 Greatest loves of my life.




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The challenge starts with the letter A on April 1st.  You can join that on the official A to Z challenge  page.

All the best to every participant.  Let the countdown begin.

80 comments:

  1. Ohhh I absolutely LOVE your love idea :) Can't wait to read them all!

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    1. That means a lot to me coming from you Kate - Thank you it should definitely be a bit of fun

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  2. Wow, A great theme. I am still stuck and I have only a few days left. I'm looking forward to read your post. :)

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    1. Oh, the library post was not actually meant as my theme for AtoZ. Im still pondering over my theme :( Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. Thanks William - it's exactly what I intend to do - the greatest laughs are at yourself -

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  4. Hi Hilary - just had a look at your reveal and it seems everyone is in the mood for a little fun :)

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  5. LOVE - Enough said!!! I am looking forward for your posts!

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    1. A great reminder to keep the posts short thanks iamstri

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  6. 26 loves ....yes it is a good theme. Love simplifies everything.
    Will Be Reading Of Love.
    Lots of love....lovely!!

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    1. That's a lot of love thanks Inderpreet. The best love of all is the easy kind but it can get complicated at times :)

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  7. I know, reading your posts on 26 Loves is going to be super interesting, Ida :D Waiting keenly for April, now :)

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  8. Oh wow I can't wait ti read them all! Looking forward to reading your posts :) All the best!

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    1. Hi Nabanita, I hope you do read them all - though my biggest challenge last year was finding the time to read all the posts I wanted to read - I guess that is what the rest of the year is good for too :)

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  9. Kinda like the way you started off with the 26 boyfriends ;) Now you have me intrigued! Hope I can get to see some sneak peeks at them through the challenge ;)

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    1. Love is the most intriguing thing of all. My journey still includes a lot of old boyfriends.

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  10. Are you going to name names? Like 26 literary boyfriends: mark Darcy,

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    1. There'll be names. No real ones though or there'd be too many S and not enough Q's. The boyfriends I keep in contact with will recognise who they are, so will many of my friends... I hope some of the ones I don't keep in contact with search the list for themselves, some might be surprised they made the list and others I hope I never find out :)

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  11. Wonderful theme! Look forward to reading the posts...especially about the non-human loves :)

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    1. They could form an A-Z all of there own :)

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  12. This looks a fun theme and one I definitely would never have thought of. I will be following along for sure. I am very interested to see what you choose and how it develops over the month. Fangirl Next Door
    Stormy's Sidekick Quackin Over Disney

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    1. Thanks Teresa, I gotta say I think your Disney idea is fabulous - coming from a short person the 'little' characters definitely need more attention.

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  13. 26 greatest loves are a great topic to write on :) You have chosen a very interesting theme, best wishes.

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  14. Aha! Such and interesting theme! Looking forward to your 26 greatest loves! ;)

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    1. Thanks Aditi, yours sounds as if it is going to be colourful to say the least.

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  15. Yet another really interesting theme, I can tell I'm going to be really busy in April buzzing around so many blogs. I've been to 42 so far and I already have 20 in the must make sure to visit column :). I look forward to seeing the loves you share with us.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings

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    1. That's a might effort Natasha, I must admit I get overwhelmed and lose track when I start hopping - you have prompted me to start a reading list for the ones that I really want to read - otherwise I'm happy for the readers I use to lead to all sorts of random goodness

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  16. That's just excelllent!! Though I would have loved to hear about your bfs :P

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    1. There will still be plenty of boyfriends... most of them :)

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  17. wow what a theme :D waiting to read it all. All the best.

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    1. Thanks Sunila, I hope you enjoy it all...

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  18. oh Love is in the air...............
    would love to read your love posts

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    1. all you need is love - love is everywhere - thanks Sitara my posts love to be read :)

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  19. Gosh, I can't resist learning 26 things about a love life well-lived and well-loved!! Especially in the springtime when juices are flowing and hearts are beating and little cupids left over from Valentine's Day still have a quiver of arrows!

    See you in April for our A to Z antics-zoom zooms! Sammy at www.bemuzin.com

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    1. I didn't even consider the season, maybe I am finally acclimatising to the northern hemisphere after all. See ya round Sammy

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  20. I haven't found your reveal post yet - but I hope your idea for The Road we've shared is coming together beautifully

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  21. Ida, fabulous idea!
    And? I enjoyed reading your "love story" under the header!
    Looking forward to the A to Z with you!

    Team Damyanti

    My April A to Z Challenge 2014 Theme Reveal #atozchallenge #atozreveal

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  22. Now that's a fun theme. Way to go, Ida. Love the tone here and your take on it. Looking forward to reading all about the 26 loves of your life.
    Silvia @
    http://silviatomasvillalobos.wordpress.com/2014/03/20/lets-do-this-pre-challenge-announcement/comment-page-1/#comment-1994

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  23. This is a fun theme. Love is universal and such a great balm for mind and body. I will anticipate your posts everyday. I like that we are back in touch too from last year and on the same A to Z team. :)

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  24. What a great, juicy theme! I look forward to your posts in April! Subscribing too! ~ Angela, A to Z participant from Web Writing Advice and Whole Foods Living

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  25. Sounds very interesting and I'm looking forward to your posts. Cheers!

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  26. Okay, this is bound to be good, and I'm really looking forward to your posts about past loves.

    MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
    Writing Tips
    Effectively Human
    Lots of Crochet Stitches


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  27. My pleasure Michelle, there is a bit of nostalgia in there, I was 5 when I first fell in love :)

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  28. Haha, I wonder what the boyfriends think about this :D Happy A to Z!

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    1. I know the Captain is loving my drafts. I'm not one to hold onto grudges - they all knew how I felt at the time :)

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    2. Tarkbarka - are you doing the challenge? I couldn't access your profile.

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  29. What a fun theme idea. Can't wait to read your posts in April.

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    1. Thanks Jillian, It should be fun - even though having so many boyfriends to write about would mean there has been a lot of break ups - not always fun :)

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  30. Hi Ida,

    Nice one, the 27 loves, sorry, 26 loves of your life. What a lovely theme, Ida. Have fun with the A to Z. I shall be back in June after the reflection posts about the reflection posts about reflecting about the alphabet. HELP!!! :)

    Seriously, have fun, Ida. A peaceful weekend to you, dear lady.

    Gary

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  31. Oh that's brave. Wonder what they'll think of it!

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    1. One can never be sure what others will think.

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  32. You had me at smut!! Wooohooo!! :)

    Carrie~Anne at That Dizzy Chick

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  33. This is going to be fun, I tell you! If you run out of past boyfriends, I could offer you some of my 'samples'! ;) Good luck, Ida!

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    1. Hi Corrine. I hope some of my stories inspire you to share some of yours - whether it's just in the comments or entire posts of your own - FUN :D

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  34. Oh my god, I love seeing how popular you've become. Obviously it's because you are one of the greatest people i know!
    I can't wait to read and stay tuned, much love!

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    1. hahahah - popular? Hardly. Just joining in on the fun. You my dear can be popular too, especially if you publish anything as good as your alliterating efforts last year.

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  35. Lovely theme Ida! Wish there are more of Aussie slang words in there ;) Following :)

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  36. That's a 'Love'ly theme, Ida :) and this is indeed a post that has stirred my curiosity :) Looking forward to the loves :)

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    1. It's definitely one for the lovers of love and probably anyone that has had an ex or two :)

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  37. You really did work out this one pretty well. Looking forward to the theme already :D

    Richa

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  38. Your 26 love are in alphabetical order? That's wonderful. Looking forward.

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  39. Sounds like a lot of fun! Looking forward to your posts! :)

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  40. woo hoo.. you are already bookmarked..just spice up the stories for me please :D

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    1. Thanks Shiva, there is only so much spicing up I can do to avoid having the Adult Content tag - funny coz I was a teenager when the spicy stuff started :)

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  41. I can't wait to read your posts for the AtoZ Challenge. I'm still debating whether or not my posts will be themed. Part of me says yes in order to have structure, but since my page is entitled Ramblings on the Wall, maybe not having a theme will work out just fine. Only time will tell :)

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    1. I think it's perfectly acceptable to switch between having a theme or not - start with ramblings, think of a theme, change theme, back to ramblings etc etc... I hope you enjoy my theme :)

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  42. AWESOME!!!!!

    ARGH! I cant even think of a theme! It may have to be ... "HEY I AINT GOT NO STINKIN' THEME!"

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  43. Sounds good, Ida. I'll be there. Last year's theme was good too. http://shells-tales-sails.blogspot.com/

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    1. That's sweet of you Sharon - I'll look forward to seeing you around :)

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  44. i am so in love already,i wont miss ur lovely posts.all the best.pastiche.webnode.com

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  45. Great theme! You made me smile reading your theme!!!....I can't wait to see your posts! Love and Gratitude! Jan@ www.MermaidsandCashmere.com

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    1. Smiling is a great result from a few written words - I hope it's the first of many

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  46. Can't go wrong with a Love theme! sounds lovely. I'll be back!
    Gail at Making Life An Art

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  47. Ah, love. Can't wait to read all about it. See you in April! :-)

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    1. I love that you are back on another adventure Ermie. Only one day to go :)

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  48. Sounds like a great theme.

    Liz A. from Laws of Gravity

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  49. That's a very good point! Have just followed you on Twitter, I imagine it all may get a little crazy...

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  50. Hi Ida,
    Thanks for the heads up on the photo for my Annecy post. Your love story is fabulous! Nice to "meet" you!

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  51. What a fun theme! Thanks for stopping by my blog....and I shall continue to stop by yours. :)

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  52. Mom is the best friend for life and those lines just touched me !
    Love
    Afshan

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