Thursday, 26 March 2015
The April A to Z . . . . A final word before it all starts
In a few days time it will be April and here on the blog I will be partaking in the annual Blogging A to Z, a popular little jolly that is done by a fairly large group of bloggers many of which do it each year. As I write this the list is at about 1400 which is a great deal less than last year but I have to say this is not a surprise as I have a feeling that the glory days of blogging are over and it is getting much quieter. OK maybe it is just that everyone is avoiding me at present and running away due to my rather uninteresting blog and bad tie pin (I mean typing). As a stubborn maverick sort of chap I have to say this is not a problem because those who do hang in there are a jolly nice bunch of folk, although I really think they should be sending more cash through the post, and not that home made stuff with pictures of Pterodactyls on one side and the queen wearing a pirates hat on the other.
Now I have written all but two of the posts for this A to Z as I will also be on the prowl as an Ambassador in the A to Z for Mr B (the mastermind behind the thing). This means I’m sort of a policeman making sure all is well. In fact I would like to think of myself as a sleeping policeman because I am an irritating lump in the middle of the road and I will be doing a lot of sleeping, However the good news is I can be persuaded to overlook any transgressions of the rules if a plain brown envelope full of money turns up in my letter box. Lets not think of this as bribery more a friendly donation to my retirement fund from a friend, I think folk will see that as acceptable, I know I do.
So what of this A to Z . . . . . What interesting thing have I written about. . . . Well I am writing the A to Z of the Strange, Unknown and possibly slightly unreal Victorian Explorers and Inventors. This is a tale of bizarre inventions, collaborations between inventors, it will see men thrown down mine shafts or dashed against pointy rocks in the sea. It will also see the deaths of some in the pursuit of their dreams, madness and penguins, Sensational court cases involving unspeakable things, the crushing of ego’s and a murder of passion. This will be 26 short stories that are linked together by friendship, revenge, madness and various other things, it will in short be my best A to Z ever and possibly my very last. Who can tell, but right now I feel I have used up all my ideas, these A to Z things eat ones mind; I may sit in the freezer with a bicycle wheel on my head and pretend to be a penguin. . . . That will become clear as April passes.
Good luck to those attempting this task it’s a big one.