A is for... All Previous Blogging From A to Z Challenges

Back in 2011, I held a week-long contest to celebrate the fact that I'd reached my 500th post, after nearly four years of blogging.
At the time, I sorted many of my previous posts into groups, which made for easy referencing, especially of story material. (Also because I've never tagged my posts!)
When I celebrated reaching my 1000th post during last year's A to Z Challenge there wasn't time to sort all the posts between 2011 and 2016.
What better time than now?

I’m actually going to go over 1,000, and collate all posts to the end of 2016! And I’m going to link to every single post (except for the A to Z posts, which are mostly summarized), something I didn’t do in my original 500 compilation, or even in my 900th post compilation.

I've got lots of fun themes coming up for each day -- and each day will also highlight a fellow blogger or two!

Today is...
A to Z Challenges -- all of the previous ones!

In 2012 I shared my favourite books: featuring Forumites, Bukowski, Hans Christian Andersen, Orhan Pamuk, C. S. Lewis, classic British books, Emily Carr, Madeleine l’Engle, L. M. Montgomery, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Diana Gabaldon, Paul Auster, Julian Barnes, Tolkien, Jean Little, E. L. Konigsburg, John Bellairs, J. K. Rowling, Susan Cooper, Helen MacInnes, Elizabeth Von Arnim, Kit Pearson, L. M. Boston, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman

In 2013 I shared favourites from Twitter: featuring astronauts, Moby Dick, cute stuff, Doctor Who, food, music, gusto, books, Istanbul, Canada, Kevin Bacon, the Inklings, medieval images, Neil Gaiman, the Oxford English Dictionary, pretty things, Star Trek, reaching out, Scotland, Tolkien, useful writing tips, England, wartime, maps, yes you can!, and miscellany...

In 2014 I highlighted our move to Switzerland!: featuring the journey, the baby, cats, don’t panic, everything I don’t know, free time, Geneva, Helvetica, bird’s eye views, the Jet d’Eau, panoramic photos, Lac Leman, weather, Nyon, Outlander, Ariana Park, questions, Jean Etienne Liotard, renverse, four languages, Tolkien, upcoming book releases, Medeia Sharif, writing updates, cliches, wish you were here, and the Whisky Trench Riders

In 2015 I highlighted books and reading!: featuring Australia, Becky’s Horse by Winifred Madison, The Secret Life of Hilary Thorne by Marcia Wood, Monica Lewycka, Dickens, Evelyn Eaton, a long list of Forumites, Guide to Mediterranean Plants, Hercule Poirot, my Kindle library to date, Jacob Two-Two, Steinbeck, Library in English book sale, Metroland, Louise Penny, Outlander, Irvine Welsh, books I’ve stopped reading and former jobs, Ruth Chew, Iain Lawrence, Sandman, theories of time travel, Tolkien, Ulysses by James Joyce, colouring books, Watership Down, X-Files, fairy tales, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library -- and the theme for next year’s challenge!
(In between I provided an update of my Kindle library, from 2015)

2016 Was all about the Inklings: featuring Oxford photos, J. A. W. Bennet, Lord David Cecil, Hugo Dyson, Eric Eddison, Roy Campbell, Adam Fox, Roger Lancelyn Green, Hurst Green, John Betjeman, C. S. Lewis, the Tolkien photo challenge, Warren Lewis, Walter Hooper, illustrators including Pauline Baynes and John Howe and Tove Jansson, Nevil Coghill, Richard Burton, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams, A Secret Vice edited by Dimitra Fimi and Andrew Higgins, Christopher Tolkien, WWI, Dorothy Sayers, and W. H. Auden

Today's featured blogger is...Arlee Bird, creator of the Blogging From A to Z Challenge!

What kinds of themes have you featured or enjoyed during the A to Z Challenge?


Hi Deniz - great idea to highlight your themes - which were all different - lots of interesting topics too. Congratulations on all your posts and yes great you've highlighted Lee - he has really instigated a wonderful blogging challenge. My themes are all based around Aspects of British ... words beginning with 'C' (ABCs) ... Countryside, Castles, Cooking, Cornwall, Coasts, County Rare Breeds this year ...

Clever that you're doing your Blogging housework and combining it with the A-Z ... I'll enjoy - cheers Hilary

A for Aurochs

Today’s A - Z Challenge 2017 post

Fun you went back and listed all of your themes. I remember when you moved. Right after you sent Mini-Alex is awesome scarf.
Lee is a great choice for featured blogger today.
sage said…
One year I might do a book A-Z... Arlee Bird is a "stone" that could kill two birds: A & B! :)
Laurel Garver said…
Hi Deniz! I've been a serious slacker with blog visiting, so I thought I'd try to jump start the habit by doing the A-Z for the second time (first was in 2013, on poetry). I'm doing super short posts, with a writing prompt each day.
What a fun approach, Deniz!
Over the years, I've covered writing and book-related themes such as 'talking books', flash fiction pieces, book reviews.
The most fun was the Whacky Words theme I did in 2013.
Denise Covey said…
You're so organised Deniz. Enjoyed remembering some of your favorites. I remember when you moved to Switzerland and when you had your baby. Also, like you new blog look!
Wow, that's a lot of posts! You're very prolific. I wish I could say I had similar themes for each year I blogged, but I didn't really, although I usually blog about the same stuff.
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks so much everyone! It's funny that I started writing these posts back in January and worked on them here and there over two months -- it's so exciting to see them finally coming live!

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