A Simple Theme For The 2017 #atozchallenge

The 2017 Blogging from A to Z Challenge starts a week from this coming Saturday, as I’m sure you know, and today is the day we all reveal the theme we’re going to use, if in fact we’re going to use a theme.

Two years ago, my theme was “words that start and end with the same letter.” This year’s theme is similar to that. It was an idea I got from watching Jeopardy!.

Words that end in the letter after the one they start with

A week from Saturday, my post will have a topic that starts with “A” and ends with “B.” The following Monday, the topic will start with “B” and end with “C,” and so on through the month (except Sundays), until Sunday, April 30 (this being a year that April either starts or ends with a Sunday), when the topic will start with “Z” and end with “A.”

Those of you who have followed the blog for some time know I maintain all my regular features (Monday’s Music Moves Me, Two for Tuesday, etc.) during the Challenge, so you can expect to find multiple posts each day of the Challenge. The Challenge posts will be tagged with #atozchallenge so you can find them in the list on the right side of the page. Also, because of the logistical changes we’ve made to the Challenge this year, I’ll be leaving a comment on the Challenge blog each day with a direct link to that day’s post, as well as updates to Facebook and Twitter which you can find using the #atozchallenge hash tag.

In honor of the occasion, here is a promo from ABC, announcing their fall lineup for Friday nights in 1970…

I look forward to hearing about what your theme is!

How I Want 2017 To Be (Monday’s Music Moves Me)

Happy 2017! Today’s theme is “tunes about what you want 2017 to be!”

Peaceful, Easy Feeling – Eagles Above all else, I want it to be peaceful and quiet and as free from the strife and bitching at each other that we dealt with this past year.

Happy Days Are Here Again – Jack Hylton and His Orchestra Did a Two For Tuesday on this song not long ago. I think happier days are ahead, despite the dire predictions.

This Could Be The Start Of Something – Ella Fitzgerald My current Two For Tuesday is on this song (I announce the winner on Sunday, so get your vote in soon). I want 2017 to be the start of something big for everyone.

Blue Skies – Ella Fitzgerald Nothin’ but blue skies, though I don’t mind the rain. I know I already did an Ella song, but she sounds so happy and positive here.

Imagine That – Billy Joe Walker Jr. No lyrics; you just have to imagine them. I hope this is a great year for imagination and new ideas for me and for everyone.

That’s all I have to say. Have a good year!

Monday’s Music Moves Me is sponsored by X-Mas Dolly, Callie, Cathy, and Stacy, so be sure and visit them, where you can also find the Linky for the other participants.