The April ’18 A to Z Blogging Challenge. Theme Reveal.

A to Z 2018

April 2018 A to Z blogging Challenge

Way back, in November 2014, I participated in the NaBloPoMo blogging Challenge. It was my first time and I remember feeling quite intimidated by the whole exercise. Intimidated, yet, excited! But, after completing the challenge, I steered clear of such month-long blogging challenges for the simple reason that coming up with a new topic to write about every day felt demanding.

However, since creating Metanoia, I have experienced a renewed vigor about all things blogging! So much so, that last year, when I read about the April A to Z Blogging Challenge, I made up my mind to participate, no matter what. I know, it’s going to be thrilling, yet, nerve-racking, but I am so looking forward to enjoying this adventure!

Having turned a new leaf where blogging is concerned, I decided to dedicate this challenge to my blog and my blogging journey. So, the kind of posts you can expect from me this month will be:

-on what Metanoia is all about,

-on the varied categories on my blog and my posts on the same,

-the blogging lessons I learnt ever since I began blogging,

-the knowledge I have obtained from my blogger friends,

-tips for my readers on topics I blog about, and some more.

I have put my art to good use and prepared the A to Z letters in Zentangle. So, won’t be using too many outsourced images!

Most of the posts will carry helpful tips, the kind I could have used as a newbie blogger. Four years ago, when I embarked on my blogging journey, I was not familiar with either the subject, or the technology.

I am not an authority on either even today, for we are continuously learning, and evolving. But, there are things – simple things, really – that we could make use of, but ones we know not where to look for, or whom to ask!

So, here’s looking forward to a month-long roller-coaster ride, and hoping to seeing many more of you joining me and having loads of fun along the way!

Do give me your opinions, and share with me your thoughts about my posts. I so need your encouragement to complete this challenge! And, as I always say, it’s your words that motivate me to do my very best!



View all my posts for the A to Z Challenge here:

A for Art.

B for Books and Book Reviews

C for Comments

D for Design your images

E for Entertainment

F for Food

G for Guidelines for Newbie Bloggers

H for Health

I for Instagram, to boost your posts.

J for Just because I like to write

K for Keep an eye out for every trifle

L for Lessons learnt

M for Metanoia

N for The Number Game

O for Open letter to my blogger friends

P for Patience and Perseverance

Q for Quotable Quotes

R for Relationship with blog readers

S for Schedule your posts

T for Tidbits

U for Ultimate blogs to follow

V for How to look for a variety of ideas for your posts.

W for #WATWB

X for Why blogging Xcites me

Y for Yeah Write

Z for Zentangle — Meditation through art.

Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

54 thoughts on “The April ’18 A to Z Blogging Challenge. Theme Reveal.

  1. Yay!!! Shilpz welcome to the tribe of #atozeers!! You know what has me most excited- your zentangle inspired lettering- I cant wait to see what you will be putting up here! What a brilliant idea to do so and I sure it will be most unique point about your pots in the challenge.
    I wish you all the best and look forward to visiting your blog in the challenge.

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    1. Thank you, Shalz! I am a bit nervous, as at times, I just don’t know what to write, and if what I do write will interest the readers. But, I am determined to complete this challenge for myself!
      Best wishes to both of us!

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  2. wow zentangle all the month with letters, its going to be lovely. I am an amateur in zentangle and for sure your posts will be motivating & inspiring. Great theme pick.

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    1. Thank you, Pragun!
      My A to Z letters will be in Zentangle, Pragun, and my posts will be all about my blog and blogging. I just hope I am able to cross the finishing line successfully! 🙂


  3. yay Shilpa! So glad to have found out that you are taking this challenge too. And a wonderful theme it is. You are one of the regular bloggers who posts varied stuff and keeps her readers glued. Look forward to your posts

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    1. Wow! That is so encouraging, Akshata! As I type the posts each day, I feel the self-doubt creeping into my mind – will I be able to do it? Will my readers find it interesting?
      But, your words gave me comfort and the required encouragement, that I am doing okay and should keep doing my best!
      Wish you the best for the challenge, Aks! Wishing myself the best, too! 😛

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  4. Oh I can’t wait to see your creativity flow. I always find it hard to come with ideas, and so admire how different each of your drawings. Good luck for the challenge.

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  5. Blogging… this is something that is close to our hearts. Your posts would make for a very interesting read. Looking forward to read your thoughts, views and tips about blogging, this April, Shilpa. Cheers 🙂


  6. Wish you the very best for the challenge 🙂 It’s always fun to read about blogging. A break from other series and am sure will be helpful for many.
    Here’s my theme

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  7. Hey Shilpa. I like your Theme.. covers so much about blogging, literally A2Z. Look forward to your posts. 🙂 I think I better make a spreadsheet of the blogs M looking forward to read. 🙂

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  8. Great theme for the challenge! would be helpful to many budding bloggers. The best part is your zentangled letters!! I’m a HUGE fan of zentangle and I wanted to something on this lines as well for the challenge. But I wasn’t sure if I could cope up with both writing and doodling. Well, may be next year 🙂 Looking forward for your posts with art and blogging lessons! Good luck!!

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    1. They are going to be basic tips, actually, which would have been helpful t me had I received it back when I began blogging. And, so I chose this theme. I do hope bloggers find them helpful!

      Thank you so much, and wish you the best, too!


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