THE GREAT THEME REVEAL OF 2015! #AtoZChallenge #AtoZReveal

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#AtoZThemeReveal 2015

This is my second A to Z Challenge experience and I’m getting excited about it! Even more fun to party at the Blogfest, as explained by Corinne Rodrigues and Vidya Sury. Why don’t you join us? Find me at link #21. Clicking on the badge takes you to the April A t0 Z website. It’s a social event, so please visit as many participants as you can, add comments and share on your various networks. Enjoy!

Last year’s theme, Travel & Culture was fun to do, but complicated in the execution (multiple images, lots of research). This time, I’m keeping it a bit simpler, but I hope you enjoy it, nonetheless. Would you like a hint?

We’ll be going from this:

Aphrodisiac, The Doglady's Den #AtoZChallenge 2015

To this:

#AtoZChallenge: M is for MELLEFLUOUS, The Doglady's Den

To this:

#AtoZChallenge, Z is for ZEALOT, The Doglady's Den

Any idea?

Does this help?

power of words

Still not sure?

Okay then, let me tell you…….

My theme for the April A to Z Blogging Challenge of 2015 is…….



(Not all of them – keeping it mild. 😉 )

[Thanks to Part-Time Monster for the original idea.]

Language holds a special fascination for me. There’s nothing like a well-placed, elegant word to attract attention. Even as a child, I had a large vocabulary and people would comment how I sounded like a miniature adult. For this year’s #AtoZChallenge, I will be offering a lexicon of favourites, complete with light banter, suitable illustrations and/or music. Hopefully, there won’t be any “Word Crimes” 😉

So, what do you think?
Interesting___ Boring___ Not Sure___

Looking forward to your comments!


AtoZbanner, 2015[Find me at Link # 100]

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The Doglady’s Den is written in Canadian English
(“Doglady” is purposely one word – creative licence)


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Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada, known as “The Doglady”. Writer/website owner, photographer, animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller. History, literature and cinema buff. Eternal “hippie/rockchick”. Binational, German/Canadian and multilingual. Looking for the next adventure!

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98 thoughts on “THE GREAT THEME REVEAL OF 2015! #AtoZChallenge #AtoZReveal

  1. The theme sounds good to me. I can certainly relate with the large vocabulary; my mom says she had to carry a dictionary around with her just so she could understand what I was saying. I thought I was normal–just using the words that I read… I’m so excited about this challenge this year–and it looks like I’ll have some extra time to read more blogs. YAY!!!! It’s rare I have free time. Good luck!

  2. Great theme Debbie – True , after the extensive travelling we both did last year- something smpler this year for me too. So looking forward to follow u on this one:-)

    1. Well, I thought it was going to be simpler, but now I’m not so sure! Perhaps “simple” just isn’t my nature. LOL Thanks for following along, Eli. I’m looking forward to your posts, as well. See you soon!

  3. Now that sounds like a really interesting theme! I am sure you will have fun selecting words for each letter. And I like how you say that you plan to keep the list ‘mild’ 🙂 Looking forward to reading some of your posts. I remember highly enjoying your travel posts from last year.

    1. I was stuck on a few letters, Beloo, especially X! 😛 Yes, I like to use strong language for emphasis, when making a point, but I didn’t want my site to be designated as “Adult Content”. 😉 Everyone should feel welcome. Thanks for dropping in and have a good week.

  4. Love this post, your pics, your suspense – no idea! – and your swell theme for this year’s A to Z challenge Debbie. Have fun writing as I’m sure you will and I will as I read them! 😉 <3

    1. Welcome to The Den, Anna. 🙂 Travel and Culture was last year’s theme, but if you’re interested in those, just click the link. This year is all about Favourite Words. Thanks for visiting and have a good weekend.

  5. Ok testing, Debbie, told me to type more words so here they are, will type about your site, which I like very much””” Smiling”

  6. Hi Debbie, This is my first time here. I came across your blog through B-A-R. Your theme looks interesting and I am looking forward to it. I really liked how you presented the theme. Will be following along in April. Cheers!

    1. Welcome to The Den, Shantala. 🙂 I’ve seen your blog out there as well. Glad you enjoy the theme. I’ll try to make it interesting. Have fun with the challenge!

    1. Welcome to The Den, orneryswife. That’s a fun user name! 🙂 I’ll try to pick interesting words and add some other cool stuff. I love art, too, so that’s also a great theme. Enjoy the challenge!

    1. I just saw your theme – more ambitious than mine, I’d say! 🙂 Glad you like it anyway. I hope to make it interesting. Thanks for visiting.

  7. It does sound like an interesting theme! I like the sound of some words and their meanings, so I can see why this would be a good one for you to pick 🙂 Enjoy!


    1. Hi Corina; That’s a great way to make people more aware of proper language, isn’t it? 🙂 Weird Al is the king of song parodies and this one actually has a message. Glad you’re teaching your kids to expand their vocabularies. Thanks for visiting.

    1. Well, I’m not using my most favourite words, Carol. Don’t want to have an “adult content” restriction. 😉 On the other hand, you may find the ones I do come up with fairly interesting. Thanks for visiting!

  8. These words are totally cool. I have synesthesia and some of these words will undoubtedly spark a lot of color in my mind. Looking forward to reading your A-Z!

    1. Nice to meet you, Astrid. Welcome to The Den! 🙂 Interesting about the Synesthesia. You’re the first person I’ve met who knowingly has that. Have fun with the challenge.

    1. So nice to meet a fellow dog person, Ann. Welcome to The Den! 🙂 I’ll be interested in learning more about Georgia through your blog. Good luck in the challenge.

    1. Nice to meet you, Rose. Welcome to The Den! 😀 I like the “BohemianNERD” moniker. Be sure to check out my “B” post. 😉 I’ll be interested to follow up with your blog, as well. Cheers!

  9. I LOVE this theme 🙂 I love words, their complexity, their layered effects, the connotations, everything about them. I am sure this will be a great series to read. Good luck, Debbie!

    1. Thanks, Raj. 🙂 I appreciated all of your comments last year. I hope I can make this interesting. Last year’s theme is a tough act to follow. Enjoy the challenge.

  10. Favourite words – now there is a big pot to choose from. I look forward to seeing what words you picked for unusual letters like X and Z :).
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    1. Yes, there’s a myriad of choices. 🙂 Z is set (see last image, above), but X is still undecided. Thanks for visiting and good luck with the challenge.

  11. Love the sound of your theme, Debbie. I am a word lover, too. I love learning new words and trying them out. I look forward to reading your entertaining and informative posts as I always enjoy your blog.

    1. Hi Cathy; Glad you like the theme. I’ll try to make it as interesting as possible. Nice to know you’re a fellow logophile. 🙂 Thanks for being a fan of The Den!

    1. Nice to meet you, Mars. Welcome to The Den! Weird Al does have a way with words, doesn’t he? 😀 Glad you like the theme. Thanks for visiting.

  12. Debbie, the theme you have chosen is definitely interesting! And, I simply loved the video! All through, I kept wondering how many such word crimes I must have committed in my posts! Looking forward to your posts and learning a lot from you! Wish you the best!

    1. Glad you like the theme, Shilpa. Yes, Weird Al sure does some funny song parodies and this one actually has a message. 🙂 We’ve all committed “word crimes” at one time or another. Cheers!

  13. Awesome theme!! I like it a lot! I’ll look forward to reading about your favorite words. What fun!
    So… here we go again, huh? You ready for the ride?? This should definitely serve to get my out of my dry spell!
    See you ’round the alphabet, Girl!

    1. Well, I couldn’t use my most favourite words, without changing the blog to adult content. 😉 Ready? Not by a long shot! I’ve scheduled the posts and added the generic stuff to them, like logos, but have only written a few, so far. Yikes! Still, I’m looking forward to it. So glad we met last year, Michele! 😀

    1. Welcome to The Den, JazzFeathers. 🙂 Some words are more interesting than others. I love the ones that roll trippingly off the tongue and may not be used day to day by everyone. 🙂 Thanks for visiting and good luck in the challenge!

    1. Thanks, Corinne! 🙂 I’m looking forward to your posts as well. Last year’s travelogue will be a tough act to follow, but I’ll try to make it interesting. My pleasure to add your link. Cheers!

    1. Hi Carol; Thanks for that. Sorry you’re not participating this year. Yes, the wonderful thing about this challenge is meeting great people like you. 🙂 Cheers!