What’s the deal with the letters (in parentheses)?

You may have noticed that a chunk of blog posts all have a single letter in parentheses at the end of the title – such as Working Around the Block (B).  What is that about?

In April 2014 & 2015, I participated in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge.  The challenge stipulates that I must:

  • Post every day in April, except Sundays.
  • Correspond the theme/topic of each day’s post with a letter of the alphabet.  April 1 is A, April 2 is B, so on and so forth until April 30 (Z).

Since I did not want to do 26 posts of “A is for Awakening”, “B is for Block”, “C is for Coaching Grades”, etc., I opted to title the posts as I normally would, but include that day’s letter in the title so it would be easy to go back and find something.  (Plus, there were a couple of times where I really had to stretch to tie the content to the day’s letter.)

In order to have all of the April posts in one spot (and to explain the connection to the letter), I’ve created this page to show all of my entries in the challenges:

2015:  “In A Perfect World

Letter Title Description / Correlation
A April Fool’s Day Remember that funny April Fool’s joke?  Me neither.
B One Dollar, Bob  I miss Bob Barker.
C Cut the Cord, Keep the Sports  How I want my sports in a cable-free house
D Delicious, delicisous…Soap?  Why is my soap described as “buttery & delicious”?
E Blurt and Ernie  A state senator says his ISIS is the police.
F Fixing Facebook  Why can’t Facebook show me what I want?
G God, Gays, and Good Grades  A teacher at a Catholic high school is being fired for being in a committed gay relationship.
H Coming Soon!
I Intentional Ingestion  Cigarettes, cable news, and other crap people intentional ingest.
J Coming Soon!
K Coming Soon!
L Coming Soon!
M Coming Soon!
N Coming Soon!
O Coming Soon!
P Coming Soon!
Q Coming Soon!
R Coming Soon!
S Coming Soon!
T Coming Soon!
U Coming Soon!
V Coming Soon!
W Coming Soon!
X Coming Soon!
Y Coming Soon!
Z Coming Soon!

2014 (no theme)

Letter Title Description / Correlation
A Awakening Picking back up after a creative lull
B Working Around the Block Am I suffering from “writer’s block” or a desire block?
C NU Coaching Grades – 2013 Grades for each Coach on the Nebraska football team
D My Two Cents:  Drama & Debate A high school speech champion is asked to perform a different piece because his original work is deemed controversial.
E Greatest Huskers, by the Numbers: 39 – 30 Picking up my countdown of the greatest Huskers of the last 50 years (hey, a 3 is like a reversed “E”).
F Is Four less than Three? Is having four kids less stressful than having three?
G Thought of the Day – 4/8/2014 – Goodnight Gorilla  Musings on the zookeeper from the children’s book Goodnight Gorilla.
H Greatest Huskers, by the Numbers: 29 – 20 The next ten in the Husker countdown.
I Incomplete – VOTE I ask my readers to vote on which incomplete post I should finish.
J Racial Jackassery An Alabama state representative makes ugly comments about white families adopting black children.
K Rejected Names for Bo Pelini’s Kitty Bo Pelini took a cat to the Nebraska spring game, but what is kitty’s name?
L License (to Com)plate A brief history of ugly and controversial license plates in Nebraska.
M Ad Review – World’s Toughest Job Reviewing a viral video all about Mom.
N A Post About Nada A love song for my favorite band.
O Thought of the Day – 4/17/2014 – Omelets My plan for Easter morning breakfast.
P NCAA Pay for Play Thoughts on why paying college athletes is a bad idea.
Q Quiet It is the quiet moments that I crave.
R Rejected Carl Pelini Children’s Books Disgraced coach Carl Pelini has written a novel (for real).  What children’s books will he write next?
S Feit Can Eat:  Sebastian’s Table A restaurant review of one our new favorites.
T Greatest Huskers, by the Numbers: 19 – 10 My Husker countdown enters the teens.
U Thought of the Day – 04/30/14 – Umbrellas It’s raining.  Do I use my daughter’s Hello Kitty Umbrella or get soaked?
V Letter V, Letter Letter V.  Whisper Words of Wisdom, Letter V How many words starting with V can I fit into a 600 word post?
W NFL Draft Walk-Up Music Four Ways Four posts in one!  All seeking to answer the question you probably didn’t ask:  what song should NFL Draft picks walk out to?
X How a Dime Made Me Rich A flip of a cent piece helped me meet my wife.  We celebrated our X anniversary this year.  (Hint:  use Roman numerals)
Y Why I Write Exploring whY I write Feit Can Write
Z Greatest Huskers, by the Numbers: 9 – 1 The Husker countdown concludes with 9 through Zero.

 

In addition to reading my work in this series, I encourage you to check out the work by others participating in the challenges:

2015:  www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2015.html

2014:  www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/a-to-z-challenge-sign-uplist-2014.html

 

 

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