As I’ve mentioned on this blog, I have been, for the past three and a half years, the administrator of the blog meme ABC Wednesday. We are beginning Round 18 the week of January 11, 2016.
It was started eight and a half years ago by Denise Nesbitt from Jolly Olde England. People, literally from around the world, post an item – pictures, poems, essays – that in some way describe each letter of the alphabet, in turn. I’ve been participating since the letter K in Round 5.
As the administrator, I assign who reads which posts, making sure somebody is writing the introductions (and writing them myself, when necessary) and inserting the link that allows everyone to participate.
All good things, blah blah. As a participant, I’ve been having a more difficult time coming up with a word for each letter. This is in contrast to two years ago, when, before Round 14 began, I had sussed out the list of musical groups that featured family members. I actually found 24 groups, for all the letters except Q and U, though I did have to stretch some definitions.
So this will end with Round 20. But you are invited to participate, every week, or as you can. I do think it’s advantageous to do so weekly, as it generates a lot of comments for me. Personally, I visit practically everyone who posts.
Note that we’re VERY flexible with the letter X, with eXit or eXcellent legitimate choices.
The Netiquette for the site is this:
1. Post something on your non-commercial blog/webpage having something to do with the letter of the week. Use your imagination. Put a link to ABC Wednesday in your post and/or put up the logo.
2. Come to the ABC Wednesday site and link the SPECIFIC link to the Linky thing. It’ll be available around 4 p.m., Greenwich Mean Time each Tuesday, which is 11 a.m. or noon in the Eastern part of the United States.
3. Try and visit at least 5 other participants, and comment on their posts. The more sites you do visit, the more comments you will probably get.
We have discovered that there are folks who participate in a round, then drop out for a bit. Others start a round, but don’t complete. We think this will be an opportunity to invite those folks to participate once again.
Or maybe you have friends who have THOUGHT about trying ABC Wednesday but have not. THIS would be a good time to start.
Bloggers, consider giving ABC Wednesday a try, if this sounds interesting. Write to me a rogerogreen (AT) gmail (DOT) com for more details.