Blogging from A to Z Challenge: U is for Underneath #atozchallenge


I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge through all of April 2017. Every day (except Sundays), I will be posting a new, original photograph (or photographs) related to the letter of the alphabet.

“U” is for “Underneath.”

Apologies for the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ ear worm.

Only five letters of the alphabet to go! Let me know what you think of this photo in the comments or at @othemts.

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Blogging from A to Z Challenge: Q is for Qwerty #atozchallenge


REMINDER: Tomorrow’s post will be “R for Request.”  Please submit a subject or theme you’d like me to try to photograph in the comments or tweet me at @othemts. The subject/theme need not start with “R” as that is already covered by “Request.”

I’m participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge through all of April 2017. Every day (except Sundays), I will be posting a new, original photograph (or photographs) related to the letter of the alphabet.

“Q” is for “Qwerty”

Sometimes you don’t have to leave your desk to find the subject for the day.

 

Blogging A to Z Challenge – Halfway There! #atozchallenge


We are halfway through the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!  Today’s a day off and I’ll resume with a photograph for the letter N tomorrow, but I wanted to take a moment to look forward and look back at the challenge itself.

 

First of all, I’ve decided that for the letter R post that will go up on Friday, April 21st, I will be taking “Requests.”  Please use the comments below or tweet me at @othemts and give me a suggestion for something I should try to photograph for the day.  Keep your suggestion family-friendly and within the bounds of law and I will pick the one I find the most creative.

Second, here are some of my favorite blogs that I’m following for the A to Z Challenge with their themes:

Third, here are all of my posts so far:

Happy blogging!

9th birthday, belated


9 years and 11 days ago I published my first post on this blog.  Blogging was already going out style when I started and these days if someone is known as a blogger they’re more likely to be a paid columnist than an enthusiastic amateur.  I’ve always maintained that I am the number one audience for this blog and it’s still the way it works, both as an outlet for my need to write and to go back to read and remember things.  Still, I’m a little envious of the bloggers who are able to get communities of like-minded folks to discuss things on their blog posts.  I’ve never been good at the whole socializing thing in real life so I guess I’m wallflower her too.  Nevertheless if you ever have a moment to share a comment or the blog or tweet me (@othemts) about something on this blog, I’d appreciate it.

As I begin the 10th year of this blog, I have some ideas of things I’d like to write about (assuming I find the time and discipline to write about all the things I’d like to write about).

  • A series on urban development issues – making cities better through improved and increased housing, public transportation, and bicycle facilities.
  • Music discoveries – where I listen to a lot of music by an artist or band I don’t know very well and write about what I learn.
  • Movie reviews – I don’t watch movies much anymore.  I’m thinking of doing “30 Days of Movies” or something like that.

Of course book reviews, beer reviews, photographs, and commentary on important issues will continue.

And don’t forget my other blogs!

Hooray for blogging, and hooray for another year.

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