Fandango’s Flashback Friday — March 19

Wouldn’t you like to expose your newer readers to some of your earlier posts that they might never have seen? Or remind your long term followers of posts that they might not remember? Each Friday I will publish a post I wrote on this exact date in a previous year.

How about you? Why don’t you reach back into your own archives and highlight a post that you wrote on this very date in a previous year? You can repost your Friday Flashback post on your blog and pingback to this post. Or you can just write a comment below with a link to the post you selected.

If you’ve been blogging for less than a year, go ahead and choose a post that you previously published on this day (the 19th) of any month within the past year and link to that post in a comment.

This was originally posted on March 19, 2015 on my old blog. It was about the A to Z blogging challenge, but this was before it was as formalized as it is today. Anyway, here’s that six year old post.


As you may know, I will be participating in the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge, albeit in an unofficial way, as I never formally signed up.

I think that “Blogging from A to Z in April” is a mouthful. So I came up with what I thought was a clever acronym: BATZAP. It leverages the first letter of most of the words in the longer title:

Blogging from A to Z in April

And then I thought to myself, not only does the A to Z Challenge need a clever acronym, it could really use a cool badge.

So here’s what I came up with.This is a first attempt, but I want to know what you think. Do you like it or does it need work?

If you like it, and if you’re doing the Blogging from A to Z in April Challenge — officially or unofficially — and wish to use this BATZAP badge in your own posts, feel free to grab it and use it.

Or, if you have any suggestions for how I might improve it, please let me know.

Update: due to personal circumstances at the time, I shut down my blog in April 2015, although I did get to the letter “I” on April 10th. I don’t remember if anyone embraced my acronym or my badge.

28 thoughts on “Fandango’s Flashback Friday — March 19

  1. Sadje March 19, 2021 / 3:04 am

    It’s a cool idea. Like the badge too

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  2. newepicauthor March 19, 2021 / 7:12 am

    I changed the year to 2021 and I will be using your BATZAP badge this year, that is if you don’t mind.

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    • Fandango March 19, 2021 / 7:56 pm

      Of course I don’t mind. I’m honored, Jim!

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    • Fandango March 19, 2021 / 7:56 pm

      I appreciate that.


  3. Heyjude March 19, 2021 / 10:19 am

    A great badge. I did the A-Z challenge officially in 2014. Hard to believe that was 7 years ago!!

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  4. Ju-Lyn March 19, 2021 / 8:42 pm

    Flashback Friday is such a good idea!

    The Bat is adorable!

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  5. leigha66 March 22, 2021 / 7:12 am

    I love the badge! Maybe a repeated attempt for this years try?

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