Today’s inspiration for Opportunities: The A to Z challenge.
I wrote the words, “Opportunity is often disguised…” and then stopped. I knew I’d heard those words before. So I googled quotes and came up with the following three. (Number one had variant forms attributed to other folks.)
Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them. – Ann Landers
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems. – Lee Iacocca
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat. – Napoleon Hill
The A to Z challenge has definitely required more work than I was accustomed to putting into my blog. I typically blog two or three times a week. On week three, I’ve already blogged fifteen times.
But this opportunity has been so well worth it for me because I have visited new blogs, read the work of others that I am certain I would have missed, and made new acquaintances. The best part, not everyone I visit is a writer. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading about writing tips or excerpts from books, but this challenge helped me add a little balance to my blogging diet.
If you’re looking for blogs to visit, try these:
fannybarnesthornton.blogspot.co.uk – She’s doing the A to Z challenge on quilt patterns. Amazing. I was floored by the designs.
clairegillian.com/ Ready for a hoot and a half? Stop by and read the book blurbs for “Regrettable Books A to Z™”
patricialynne.com Want to expand your vocabulary and get a little flash fiction on the side? Here’s where you need to be.
melaniegobledvm.wordpress.com Like science? Melanie is sharing info about pesky parasites and diseases that affect pet and humans. (and more)
wiseacreway.wordpress.com Anecdotes peppered with wit and served up wonderfully. (She also makes beautiful jewelry)
thewordtrance.wordpress.com English words with Arabic origin. Linguistic fun!
marieabanga.com Looking for a little encouragement? Hope and motivation found here.
ramblingsonthewall.wordpress.com Ramblings that are enjoyable. She uses great gifs, fun stories, and even posted her super recent wedding pic.
memoirsofhereafter.wordpress.com Alex Hurst posted the MOST awesome dictionary for writers. Priceless. J is the letter
darknessbeckons.com Everything from dark stories to honest essays. A great place to check out.
I wish I could post everyone who has stopped by and/or been encouraging during the challenge, but I’ll have to share more names on another day. The A to Z challenge has turned out to be a great opportunity for me. If you’re participating, do you agree?