DRUM ROLL – #ATOZCHALLENGE -THEME REVEAL 2017

#AtoZChallenge 2017 Theme Reveal is here !!!!

Yipeeee!!! My second year into blogging and my second time in the #AtoZChallenge and I can’t tell you how much i had to convince myself to take this up this year as well. Not that i hate anything about the challenge but more on the other side that is I love the concept of A to Z challenge and being the perfectionist kinda person i am, I wanted to do complete justice with the challenge.

I had my own reasons for being doubtful about it more so because I was not into blogging for the last six months for valid reasons Click here to read I was not sure if I could commit to myself 26 days of continuous writing and that too when i had no theme in my head. And even if i ended up on a theme , alphabets like Q, X and Z alone would make raise the bar of challenge to a whole new level 🙂 I am sure most of you would agree with it. But, i have learnt not to give up and so i wouldn’t this time as well at any cost.

What is the #AToZChallenge about?
Now #AtoZChallenge is all about blogging for 26 days, one day for each alphabet during the April month except for Sundays. It not only helps in networking with many new and old bloggers but you get to learn a lot about yourself while taking up this challenge. Most of us would do a #Reflections post once we “Survive” – yeah that’s what we tell once you finish the challenge. Trust me it seems easy to blog 26 days but when you get into it you fall short of words, you fall short of time, you even fall short of interest. Its not just about writing, you even need to read other blogs which are participating which is essentially the idea behind this challenge.

Does a theme help?
Having a theme is totally up to the participant. While having a theme filters down your ideas about posting it also makes it tough (majority of the times) when it comes to specific alphabets. Many people chose a theme in order to come up with an ebook later on. Some write stories which is good if you have a script in mind; some write poems, some do DIY, some receipes all in all you would find everything under the sky in this blogging world during the challenge.

Theme Reveal
I was certainly wanting to have a Theme as it filters down my random thoughts running all over the place but i ended up banging my head as i would fall short of words for few alphabets and then give up on that idea. Does that happen to you as well ?? (~~ wondering ~~) So today on my way to work i had this Eureka moment of an idea and surprisingly jotting down words for this was the simplest things i have ever done in my blogging life. Sometimes you underestimate the simple pleasures of life.

So let the drums roll while I present to you this years theme of #AtoZChallenge2017 on my blog Life as a Potpourri which is extremely close to my heart and that is 

🙂 🙂 🙂 I am so happy with my theme that you guys have no idea right when the day is about to end here in India. It would be an honor and pleasure to talk about my hometown Andaman and Nicobar Islands where i have been born and brought up with all you people out there. Many of you am sure wouldn’t even have heard the place but just to give a sneak peak here are some facts about #ANDAMANS 

  • It’s one of the Union Territories of India.
  • It’s an archipelago of about 300 islands.
  • It’s has a history related to Indian Independence.
  • The island’s #Radhanagar beach has been rated Asia’s best beach and World’s 8th best beach by Trip Advisor
  • The waters of Andamans have been rated as the 6th best blue waters all over the world
  • It has the only active volcano of India – Barren Island
  • The 26th December, 2004 Tsunami had majorly affected the islands at it was just about 30 mins from Sumatra the origin of the earthquake which measured about 8.9 to 9.1 on Richter scale
  • Your blog friend – Sneha(that’s me) was born in these islands …just kidding, need to save the info for the blog posts <3

If those details got you glued and thinking then you should definitely check out this blog cause these islands have a lot to offer, only if you ask 🙂 Also i would be using the hashtag #AmazingAndamans  which is the theme as well along with #AndamanswithSneha and #Galfromtheisland

It would be really great if you could give your feedback, comments,suggestions and keep visiting my blog during the April month. Please feel free to connect via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Google +

Wishing all the participants the very best! Let’s do this together and celebrate the joy of Blogging ? Hoping to meet many new and old folks during the one month of blog marathon..woohoo!!! Let the games begin.

Live.Love.Laugh and Keep Blogging!!!

~~ Sneha, gal from the islands ~~

34 Replies to “DRUM ROLL – #ATOZCHALLENGE -THEME REVEAL 2017”

  1. Just by reading the title on the A to Z linky, I could tell it was you. SS. 😀 Looking forward to visiting the Andamans with your challenge. Happy April in advance!

    1. awww… 🙂 did you miss me these last six months 😛 Thank you so much! I hope people could enjoy the beauty of the islands through my eyes Leo. Happy april to you too 🙂

  2. Wow 🙂
    Looking forward to read about Andaman 🙂

    1. thank you thank you 🙂 <3 i am feeling the pressure now of doing this

        1. 🙂 aww thank you..sorry for the late reply..been crazy busy.

  3. What a magical theme! I can’t wait to find out more 🙂 I have to admit, I do not know anything about the islands, so I am happy for you to be my guide 🙂

    The Multicolored Diary: WTF – Weird Things in Folktales

    1. Aww <3 thank you so much and i hope i end up being a good guide to the islands and not scare you off. This would be my first attempt on writing about a place and being my hometown i kind of have extra pressure 😛
      happy blogging and loads of good wishes
      ~ Sneha ~

  4. Andamans is so inviting, would love to know more.

    1. Hey Tina 🙂 i hope my write up this time convinces you to visit the islands. Happy blogging to you too

  5. I love to read about new & interesting places – good luck on the challenge!
    Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque

    1. Thank you so much Lisa for stopping by. This is my first time blog about a place or travel story in general. I hope i do justice to my hometown.

  6. Wow another travel theme.. awesome.. I am looking forward to this.. scuba diving is in my bucket list.. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by Pratikshya(did i spell that right). You should get the scuba diving thing checked off your bucket list. I just did mine this feb and it was mind blowing

  7. Ii have yet to come across someone who is a native of A&N islands. I am so stoked to hear your theme and looking forward to plugging into it as I have never visited this region tho its on my to-do list
    Cheers 🙂
    shalzmojo

    1. 🙂 thats nice. So you have more reasons to remember be lifelong as “gal from the island” .I hope my writings influence you in making a trip to this place. Happy blogging <3

  8. Yippee! Would love to read another travel tales this April! Happy A to Z, Sneha 🙂
    Sawasdee Thailand at Kohl Eyed Me
    Indian Dishes at Something’s Cooking

    1. @kohleyedme Shalini ..thank you so much!!! I am looking forward to seeing Thailand through your eyes 🙂 and some yummy dishes too. Happy blogging <3

  9. Interesting – looking forward to your posts.

    1. Thank you so much for the encouragement! Happy blogging

    1. Thank you thank you thank you.. I had jotted down all the words except for the alphabet E and this comment just made my day . I now have a word and content for E 🙂 Thank you for saving me!!!

  10. this is fabulous. I’ll get to know so much about these islands that, despite being an avid traveler I haven’t visited yet. I guess its because I’m more of a mountain person.

    1. Ohh yeah you are definitely the mountain person. Your treks express them so beautifully hence you should try the beach for its beautiful too. Two extremes you see

      1. I like beaches too and have been thinking about Pondicherry for a while now but I always end up going for a trek. Hahah

        1. hehehe.. this is like i think of mountains and end up going to the beach

  11. Well, I’ve only done two challenges, and both time with a theme, so I wouldn’t know whether it is easier or harder. But I love having a theme. I think it helps both me (because it gives me something coherent to blog about) and the readers (because they can decide whether they want to go along or not). And it’s good for the blog, if your theme falls within your blog niche. So, in my opinion, is a win win 😉

    Happy you decided to take part. I think it’s a fantastic experience all of its own.

    Have a beautiful challenge!

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – 1940s Film Noir

    1. very true.. having a theme just helps!! and personally i think we bloggers end up doing a lot of homework and thus it helps in lot of new learning too. I didnt knew many things about my place until i started blogging about it during this years challenge.

  12. I love themes like this where I get to learn about somewhere I’ve never been. Good luck with the challenge, I’m sure you’ll do your topic justice. 🙂

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

    1. Hello Cait. You actually nailed it. Definitely reading travel blogs is very informative and fun at the same time. I hope you enjoy your time on my blog

  13. This is definitely something I know nothing about and have never even heard of. I love the educational aspects of A to Z! Have fun in April and thanks for being a part of the Challenge again.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

    1. Hey Arlee.. Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my blog. Well you should definitely get to know about my place it’s a paradise on earth…. Which many people are still unaware of… And totally agreed with you this challenge is more than just a blog challenge. It’s like a bonus encyclopedia of new information. Thanks for starting such an amazing challenge.
      Happy blogging
      Sneha

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