So, today one of the items I was accessioning at the museum (before I had to leave early because my arm was freaking out on me worse than usual) was a photocopy of an entire magazine from 1898. (There was an article about the poet the museum is dedicated to, ya see…)
Given that the magazine was from 1898, I’m sure there was a lot of interesting (and terrifying) material in the various articles, but I mostly just looked at titles to see how much of it was related to the museum’s central purpose, so I could enter the data into the computer correctly. But one thing caught my eye near the end:
An entire poem composed without using the letter E.
I passed quickly from being impressed to thinking “wow, I wanna try that!”
And from there I thought how cool it would be to make it a recurring feature on the blog. Not that it would necessarily need to be poetry, of course, but when you’re doing something that awkward, poetry helps bridge the gaps of sentence structure and sense.
So I’m thinking of doing a feature called “Missing Letter Mondays” which would be at least 26 weeks long–or maybe looping forever–going through each letter of the alphabet and having a post not consisting of that letter. With bonus points for writing about something that would usually require that letter (like not using the letter Q when talking about Elizabeth I or Freddie Mercury) and cookies for not using a thesaurus.
The question is, should I just do this by myself, or make it an “everybody do it, too” type of event? Any thoughts? If I try to make it a WordPress event–or a blog-hop like April A-to-Z–would anyone else do it?
Let me know if you’re interested one way or the other, okay? ‘Cause I’m thinking of doing an announcement/introduction/challenge-home-page thing tomorrow, and then starting the following Monday. Because that will help fill the void of “what do I post about during the emptiness of summer?”