Mar 23

#ATOZChallenge 2015 @AprilA2Z | Theme Reveal


Finally! It is the day of the Great Theme Reveal for the A to Z Challenge 2015.

For those who are new to the A to Z Challenge –  it is a daily blogging challenge during the month of April. 26 posts for 26 days, that match the 26 letters of the alphabet (April 1 – A, April 2 -B and so on..), with a break every Sunday. There can be a theme for the month or it can be random – as long as it matches the letter of the alphabet for the day.

I came across this challenge through a blogger I really enjoy reading – Shailaja. She had posted about ‘#AtoZchallenge – Lessons from the Past’. The post piqued my curiosity enough to hop on to the A to Z Challenge Blog and read up all about it. In less than an hour, I had signed up.

There are times you need to think things through, and times that you need to jump right in. I am glad I did the latter with this one. As I am sure if I had even considered this for a day, I would have been intimidated  enough to add this to my “One Day..” list. We all know what happens to most items on THAT list. 🙂

Once I signed up, I had this vision where I had finished writing ALL the posts by March 15th, and was even visiting the other participants in advance to get to know them better. I was so confident in my vision that I even volunteered to help one of the co-hosts of the challenge – Susan Gourley (Did you notice my shiny dragon soldier badge in the sidebar? 😀 ).

Clearly, my ‘visions of the future’ department doesn’t function too well , as I am still writing my way through the posts. Nonetheless, I am glad I am a part of this, as the challenge hasn’t even begun, and I am throughly enjoying the process of planning the posts, writing them, looking for images to go with them etc.

Coming to the theme for the challenge, My THEME for The A TO Z Challenge 2015 will be ‘Positive & Inspired Living A to Z’. This was an easy choice as I am a huge fan of positive/ inspirational quotes and stories. On a good day, they bring a smile to my face. On a not-so-great day, they are my pick-me-up. During this challenge, I will share some such quotes/stories and personal experiences, which brighten my day, in hope that it will brighten yours.

If I am able to bring even a hint of a smile on your face, and brighten your day the slightest bit, I will consider this month well spent. 🙂

Are you participating in the #ATOZChallenge this year? Do you have a theme? What is your theme?

Lots of Love


P.S. Thank you Shailaja for introducing me to this challenge, and Susan for giving me a chance to further contribute to this challenge.


  1. Hey, Dragon Soldier! I’m so looking forward to your post. I love reading inspirational quotes too. May be I can add your to my collection! Have fun, Shanaya 🙂
    Shalini recently posted…Curtain Raiser #‎AtoZChallenge‬ Theme Reveal 2015My Profile

  2. Wish you the very best for this challenge, Shantala!I will be following you…daily! 🙂
    Shilpa Gupte recently posted…In search of happiness.My Profile

  3. I love quotes so will look forward to your inspirational posts.
    Suzy recently posted…A to Z Challenge 2015 – Theme RevealMy Profile

  4. I love quotes too, I am looking forward to a month of positivity from your blog 🙂
    Nibha recently posted…A To Z Theme Reveal – A Reader’s ImaginationMy Profile

  5. I love your theme! Positive words are energy boosters and I’m going to be around. Super exciting! All the best!
    Parul recently posted…The beans have been spilled..My Profile

  6. Wonderful theme..something that we all need on good days and on bad ones too..Mine will be short posts on everything that is life 🙂
    nabanita recently posted…The Whole Shebang Called LifeMy Profile

  7. I do need some dose of inspiration! Will come back in april to read your posts 😉 BTW, love that dragon soldier badge 😀
    Swathi Shenoy recently posted…A Reader’s Take – The Grand Theme Reveal!My Profile

  8. Wow.. looking out for daily positive dose!

  9. Aah ! So here we get another dose of positivity ! All the best with your posts, and Good luck with the work behind the scenes 🙂
    Staying tuned 🙂
    Sreeja Praveen recently posted…April, here we come !! ( A-To-Z Theme Reveal Post)My Profile

  10. A beautiful and inspiring theme 🙂 Glad to know you are a part of the co-host team 🙂 Wish you good luck 🙂
    Rajlakshmi recently posted…Stunning Waterscapes & Theme RevealMy Profile

  11. You have finished writing ALL the posts!! That’s awesome!! Looking forward to be inspired this April and happy working as a Dragon Soldier! Cheers 🙂
    Shilpa Garg recently posted…A to Z Theme RevealMy Profile

  12. Hi Shantala,
    I love Positive Quotes and you theme is certainly intriguing. I’m looking forward to reading your ideas of positive inspirations.
    Goodluck =)
    A Poesy Discourse
    Prunzaye recently posted…A to Z Challenge Theme RevealMy Profile

  13. Haha…yeah I’d been hoping to have all my posts scheduled by now. I only have 10 so far! Oh well.
    Your theme sounds great! Looking forward to reading you. And kudos to you for helping out with the challenge in your first year…you move quickly and confidently! 😀
    Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life recently posted…A to Z Challenge 2015 Theme Reveal #atozchallengeMy Profile

  14. That’s an inspiring theme, Shantala. Will be coming back here for more positivity. 🙂 All the best. Have fun. 🙂
    Vinitha recently posted…AtoZ 2015 Theme Reveal #AtoZChallengeMy Profile

  15. I hope the preparations are going okay, even if you were not completely finished by the 15th :). I look forward to seeing your inspirational posts.
    Tasha’s Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)
    Tasha recently posted…AtoZChallenge2015 – Theme Reveal – Fictional Deities and DemonsMy Profile

  16. I am allready smiling and looking forward to your posts. This is my 4th year and I still enjoy every moment .I am way behind, only 3 posts written so far. Trying to catch up:)
    Doreen McGettigan recently posted…A-to-Z Challenge Theme Reveal…My Profile

  17. Sounds like a lovely post. We all could use a little more positivity in our lives. This will be particularly helpful for those who start experiencing the challenge’s crash period mid-month! Great idea!
    Alex Hurst recently posted…Blogging A-Z in April Theme Reveal!My Profile

  18. Another million thank yous for helping me as a dragon soldier. I recently discussed your last post with my daughter. I’m sure I’ll enjoy your theme. There are many days I need picked up.

  19. I am so so happy for you, Shantala! I am humbled to learn that it was my post that inspired you thus and am thrilled that you are also an A-Z helper! Double hats being donned for this one. Inspiring stories are also my go-to on most days so I am going to enjoy this for sure 🙂 Good luck my dear and may you rock this challenge! Thank you for the mention 🙂
    Shailaja recently posted…#AtoZChallenge 2015 @AprilA2Z- Theme Reveal- The Moving QuillMy Profile

  20. Hey wow…Though this is new to me, wil come to knw abt this frm ur posts…All the best. Looking forward for ur posts

  21. If it weren’t for you I wouldn’t have know about this ‘Challenge’. Thank you so much telling me about it. I’ve been a subscriber to your blog since almost day one. And I’m really looking forward to reading all of your posts during April.

    This is our, first #AtoZchallenge and we are excited to participate!

  22. I can always use some positive inspirations, so I’ll definitely be back! Good luck
    Gail recently posted…A-Z Theme RevealMy Profile

  23. Looking forward to the posts 🙂 The month full of positiveness on this space.. I am certainly going to be around 🙂 All the best for the challenge.. A-Z seems fun already! Cheers.
    Shashank recently posted…#AtoZChallenge – Theme RevealMy Profile

  24. Wow. That’s an interesting theme. I have not scheduled my posts yet but hoping to complete the challenge. My theme will be short story in series 🙂

  25. We could all do with daily doses of positivity. Great theme. The dragon badge is way cool! 🙂

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana Bose recently posted…The Great A-Z Theme RevealMy Profile

  26. Welcome to the craziness that is the April A-Z Challenge! 😀 It’s a lot of fun, too and I’m looking forward to your posts. Such a cheerful, positive theme you have.
    Debbie D. recently posted…THE GREAT THEME REVEAL OF 2015! #AtoZChallenge #AtoZRevealMy Profile

  27. That sounds awesome – will for sure stop by for positivity and inspiration:-) Best of luck
    Eli recently posted…A new beginningMy Profile

  28. Hooray to you for participating! And. glad you chose a simple but positive theme!
    I participated twice but decided to skip this year!
    Roshni recently posted…Remember the fountain pen?!My Profile

  29. Positive and Inspired Living? You have my attention already, girl 🙂 I love inspirational quotes. Looking forward to your blogging series and I agree with your vision completely. Except that that isn’t the fact. Ha ha ! 🙂 But we will get there. All the best !
    Eloquent Mind recently posted…Looking back at March 2015My Profile

  30. Great theme – looking forward to reading your posts.

  31. I promise you it will be fun, Shanaya. This is my 3rd challenge, only for this one I’m smart enough not to run an A to Z FB group simultaneously!
    Corinne Rodrigues recently posted…Of Misal Pav And Other Traditional Dishes Of MumbaiMy Profile

  32. Nice post shantala, glad to connect with you and happy to know your experience, I have been participating for the last 3 years continuously and there’s been a lot of learning; and at the end of the 30th day I am so motivated; as I pick up only positive and inspirational posts to keep me going. This year I preferred to do a smaller post on travel as there are other aspects I need to look at my work place… and also decided that I will visit more number of blogs when I keep my post small. Thank you for sharing

  33. Great to connect here. Good luck with the challenge.

  34. Hi Shantala,
    I am so glad to have met you through A-Z Challenge. I just love your topic. Have marked your blog. I plan to visit every day 😀

  35. I’m in love with your theme! Following you on Google + See you around the A to Z!
    Katie recently posted…Face LicksMy Profile

  36. Wow… must have been quite a challenge, should read those posts for the challenge you wrote sometime, looks interesting as well.
    Andapo recently posted…What To Wear With Lace ShortsMy Profile

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