A possible new blogging event/challenge

Published May 24, 2015 by Iphis of Scyros

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?”

Vocaloid Tarot

Vocaloid, UTAU and Tarot; individually or all-in-one

Matthew Meyer

the yokai guy

Arwen's Butterflies and Things

My BJD creation blog. Here's where my sewing creations and projects are showcased. Some outfits are for sale. Please use the tags & catagories to navigate this blog. I love comments and reviews!

History From Below

Musings on Daily Life in the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean By Sarah E. Bond

The Bloggess

Like Mother Teresa, only better.

My Tiny Joy

Where little things matter!

Klein's Other Toys

Comics, Funko Pops and Anime figures oh my!

BINARYTHIS

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GENDER BUT WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK

Creating Herstory

Celebrating the women who create history

Kicky Resin

BJDs et al

Lala Land

(>°~°)><(°~°<)

A'Cloth the World

Where Textiles, Fashion, Culture, Communication and Art Come Together.

starshiphedgehog

Occasionally my brain spurts out ideas and this is where I put them

The Social Historian

Adventures in the world of history

medievalbooks

Erik Kwakkel blogging about medieval manuscripts

Sara Letourneau

Poet. Freelance editor and writing coach. SFF enthusiast.

Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth

A tragical-comical-historical-pastoral webcomic by Ben Sawyer

Project Doll House

never too old to play with dolls

knotted things

All about the things that I'm all about.

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Omocha Crush

Secret Confessions of a Toy Addict

C.G.Coppola

FIND YOUR ESCAPE

Onomastics Outside the Box

Names beyond the Top 100, from many nations and eras

Hannah Reads Books

This is an archival site for old posts. Visit hannahgivens.com for art, puppetry, and links to any current media commentary.

Ariel Hudnall

the writings, musings, and photography of a dream smith

Taking a Walk Through History

Walking back in time to discover the origins of every historical route on earth

SENTENTIAE ANTIQUAE

ΕΥΔΟΞΑ ΑΓΝΩΣΤΑ ΚΑΤΑΓΕΛΑΣΤΑ

Pullips and Junk

We're all mad about Pullips here!

Dutch Fashion Doll World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter

Reviews and News From the Doll World

It's a Britta Bottle!

Small Stories of a Twenty-Something Adventuring Through Life

DataTater

It's all small stuff.

The Photographicalist

Preserving the photographical perspective

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

We're All Mad Here!

<---This Way | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | That Way--->

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: