Monday, March 20, 2017

A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal



Good morning blogoverse. Have you had your coffee? I've never touch the stuff myself. Seriously. I prefer to get my caffeine fix from


Image: madaise

Linda's Fudge Cake from the Cheesecake Factory. First time I shared this with my girls I slept less than 2 hours that night. Lesson learned.

Ever wonder why we get addicted to coffee and/or chocolate? Well, wonder no more! I just found out that caffeine has a chemical composition pretty much the same as cocaine at The Caffeine Conspiracy. But can you trust everything you read on the web? Gosh, I hope not because that post just informed me that decaffeinated green tea actually contains caffeine. The horror! The horror!


Et tu, green tea? (Image: Ruth_W)


So if you hadn't guessed, my theme this year will be: A 26-step program to kick your caffeine habit. No, no, no, that would be silly. Society would collapse into a useless stupor. It's conspiracies. And controversies. There's plenty to choose from: classics like the JFK assassination and whether the moon landing was fake to more recent conundrums such as 9/11 being an inside job and vaccines (health boon or health nightmare?) It should be fun. Or terrifying. Maybe both.


Image: totaledcow


This is my fifth go-round with this challenge, and frankly, I'm a little concerned about the whole toss-out-the-master-list deal. Will the poor schmoes (like me) who join in at comment 1,362 have any chance at snagging an audience? Is this some kind of conspiracy to jack up the comments on the master site? Hmm... Very suspicious, I say. VERY suspicious.

The fun starts on April 1. Are you ready? Have a conspiracy you'd like to learn more about?

39 comments:

  1. Tamara, Interesting theme but the question is do I want to kick my caffeine addiction? Nah, I'm good where I am. No need to fix this gal. lol I'll certainly look for your posts. It will be an interesting topic to learn from if nothing else. I like broadening my thinking power. The way I understand the new A2Z link up is similar to any other blog hop, add your URL and if everyone plays along meaning to visit those either before or after their linkup then everybody should get a fair show of traffic on their sites. Of course, I'll be looking at the post titles that interest me, too. :) Have a good week, my friend, and I invite you to visit Curious as a Cathy for a little mewsic and learn about my AprilA2Z challenge theme reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Fun theme! The X-Files proved there are a lot of conspiracies.
    Sorry no list. I think people will be jumping around the comments though. And at least you know those you are visiting are actually participating.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I was wondering the same about my link getting lost. I am also posting my on Facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice to meet you! Love your theme. Twere I to confess, I'd say I didn't even want to kick my caffeine. I'll be checking in to see if you change my mind!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh, conspiracy theories! You could do a blogging challenge for a decade and probably never run out of material. And starting with caffeine? For shame, for shame ... we're all in on the caffeine conspiracy!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I have no desire to kick my caffeine habit, so unless your program involves swapping caffeine for crack I'm not interested in your New Age hippy conspiracies. :-P

    (Seriously though, sounds like fun)

    Stories I Found in the Closet

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi name sister, nice to meet you! I have actually managed to quit drinking Coke Zero after a good 25 year long addiction! I still do coffee, though. In moderation, as they like to say ☕️

    https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2017/03/a-z-blogging-challenge-theme-reveal.html

    And, especially for you:

    https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2016/05/7-steps-on-how-to-quit-bad-habits.html

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just recently gave up Diet Coke! So hard to do, and for the 3rd time in the last 10 years. Hope this is the last time, though. Green tea, and flavored water my substitutes. I can't wait to see your advice!!
    I'm glad the linky list is gone. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Ooh, conspiracies! I like it :) It is fascinating how people come up with them, and create the stories around them... modern folklore. Great theme!

    Being 1,362 in the comments will not be much different from being 1,362 on a sign up list, hopefully :) Plus with the comments, you get to snag a good place on the list every day all over again. ;)


    The Multicolored Diary: WTF - Weird Things in Folktales

    ReplyDelete
  10. This is probably the year for conspiracies! Are you going to talk about Obama wiretapping Trump Towers? :).

    ReplyDelete
  11. Now this sounds like fun - and you're en vogue with your topic :)
    Sophie
    Sophie's Thoughts & Fumbles

    ReplyDelete
  12. Very topical! Glad you're leaving the caffeine kicking alone though...or aren't you? can't survive w/o the stuff! :-) See you in April!

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm so glad coffee's not at expensive or dangerous as cocaine. I'm not sure what I'd do if it were. Just read that studies are coming up with the health benefits of caffeine. Thank heavens!

    Good luck with the AtoZ!

    ReplyDelete
  14. As an absolute caffeine addict I probably could have benefited from your first theme. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh, I love conspiracies, can't wait and good luck to you! Thanks for stopping by my site and checking out my theme this year, Dragons in Our Fandoms!
    Jamie Lyn Weigt | Writing Dragons Blog

    ReplyDelete
  16. That fudge cake looks YUMMY! I love The Cheesecake Factory. So does it have caffeine in it or was it just the caffeine that's usually in chocolate that kept you up?

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh geez...I actually used to work at the Cheesecake Factory and as soon as I saw that picture I said "Oh hey, it's the fudge cake" before even reading anything.
    Conspiracies sounds like an interesting and fun theme!

    ReplyDelete
  18. You're right, the missing list is a conspiracy. Will you be addressing that in one of your posts?

    ReplyDelete
  19. I want a piece of that cake. Sorry I am a coffee addict. Looking for your fun posts.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I bet you had a lot of material to choose from! Looking forward to seeing your posts. And, I'm with you - chocolate over coffee any day. Weekends In Maine | Theme Reveal

    ReplyDelete
  21. You've come up with such a creative idea! I can't wait to see what you come up with for X! :D I am totally addicted to caffeine - I drink coffee pretty much all day! That cake sure does make my mouth water...

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh this looks like fun! All the best with the challenge! And I don't think I'll be giving up coffee anytime soon myself :) - Louise

    ReplyDelete
  23. I had to drop caffeine cold turkey because of a newly diagnosed medical condition. Next week I believe I have a post scheduled about it.

    I love conspiracies. They are so interesting. Looking forward to your posts.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Coffee is my morning miracle drug! Can't imagine ever giving it up. I like your real theme much better. ☺ Conspiracy theories are always fascinating. Looking forward to your posts!
    Debbie @ The Doglady's Den

    ReplyDelete
  25. 5th time....Wow!! Looking forward!

    ReplyDelete
  26. oh I thought you were really going to tell me about how to beat the caffeine habit :) There is a book blogger friend having a very hard time with it now

    I love conspiracies! this sound fun. I'll think about a good one to participate :)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I was about to move away from your blog because I have no intention of giving up caffeine. Then I saw you were going to write about controversies. There's nothing I like better than a good controversy. Good luck with the theme and looking forward to reading.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Tamara - you don't have an email sign up, do you? I've decided to follow the A to Z bloggers I really like so I don't scrabble around trying to find them every day in April when life is so frenetic as it is.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Tamara, I'm all ears for conspiracies. Whether I believe them or not, they're always fun to read about, and to wonder, Maybe yes, maybe not.

    Cynthia at A Few Drops Of Ink

    ReplyDelete
  30. I've parted ways with coffee! And looking forward to reading all your conspiracy theories!

    ReplyDelete
  31. How can decaffeinated green tea have caffeine? That just isn't right!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I like this theme. I'm always looking for conspiracies in everything. A to Z is probably a conspiracy, but I haven't figured it out yet.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Theme Reveal: It's About Time

    ReplyDelete
  33. I have to admit, I do enjoy the odd conspiracy. This'll be a fun theme to work with.

    Good luck with it.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

    ReplyDelete
  34. That sounds like such a great theme, Tamara! Though I won't be able to drop by every day, I'll do my best to keep up with your posts and cheer you on.

    I love conspiracy theories!

    ReplyDelete

I solemnly promise to visit the blogs of all commenters (unless I'm abducted by aliens or my children get sick. If my children are abducted by aliens, I will be very busy, of course, catching up on my sleep.)