Fandango’s Unofficial 2023 A to Z Blogging Challenge

So I went and created this badge (above) in anticipation of participating unofficially in this years A to Z Blogging Challenge. But then I saw that Paula Light, over at Light Motifs II, created her own badge (below) for those of us who, like her, are being rebellious and plan to participate in the A to Z Challenge but don’t plan to go through the rigamarole of actually registering for it or formally declaring a theme. I’m not sure what that Viking riding a grizzly bear is supposed to signify, but Paula’s badge is certainly more colorful and creative than mine, so I’m going to put my badge on ice and embrace Paula’s.

And now I have an important announcement to share with everyone. I have selected an unofficial theme for this year’s challenge: classic rock!

As a fan of classic rock, I will be selecting 26 of my favorite classic rock songs and will feature one each day in April (except for the first four Sundays of the month). And, as the A to Z rules require, I will start on April 1st with a song title that starts with the letter A and end on April 30th with a song that starts with the letter Z.

Once again, I’m going rogue and will not be registering my blog or my theme with the official A to Z Blogging Challenge site. I have created a category on my site, “A to Z Challenge 2023,” where you can, if you’re interested, view all of my A to Z classic rock-themed posts for this year’s challenge.

MLMM Friday Faithfuls — 2023 A to Z Challenge

For Friday Faithfuls this week, Jim Adams has reminded us that we are approaching the annual A to Z Blogging Challenge. I’ve formally enrolled and participated in this challenge each year since 2018. But this year I’m not “officially” participating. I post daily, anyway, with or without the A to Z Challenge.

My A to Z Challenge theme in my five previous years has always been Miscellaneous/Other. In 2018 and 2019 I winged it, picking a miscellaneous, unrelated topic each day that started with the applicable day’s letter. In 2020, I focused on old sayings. In 2021, on TV shows. In 2022, on movies. I may yet pick a theme for my unofficial A to Z Challenge participation this year. We shall see.

But I’m still recuperating from my busted hip and broken arm and will be undergoing physical therapy three times weekly throughout the month. My energy level hasn’t yet returned to what it was and I tire easily. So I’m not ready to commit to a daily A to Z Challenge post, much less to a specific theme.

How’s that for an unequivocal noncommittal to this year’s A to Z Challenge?