The First week of A-Z

Phew! I’m glad it’s the weekend. Last week was a busy one! I spent a lot of time running around trying to fix mistakes. At first, I thought they were my mistakes, but it turns out they weren’t. I did everything I was supposed to, I just doubted myself too much to call other people out on their mistakes. I should have more confidence in myself, it would save me a lot of extra work. I worked from home some this week too. I’ve had a lot of writing to do. I’m working on a grant proposal and an article on sleep. Grant writing is agony, but the article is kind of fun. Not as much fun as the A to Z Blogging Challenge has been so far though!

It was kind of a last minute decision to join, but I’m glad I did. I have met some fantastic new people! I’ve got a bunch of new follows. *Waves Hello* Some of them have commented everyday! I really appreciate getting to know you through your comments. I share interests with some followers too. I’ve met artists, writers, cat owners, fellow grad students, mental health sufferers and advocates and people who appreciate the same things I do. I’ve got some silent followers as well…..I appreciate you guys too!

Through comments on my blog and the A to Z participant list I have found all sorts of new blogs to follow too. The list is huge! There are over 2000 blogs on there! It’s kind of overwhelming when you start scrolling through it. I started by searching with the command F function on my Mac. I searched using words of things I like. For example “cup”, that led me to find all the blogs that had cupcakes, cup of coffee or teacups in their titles. I also searched using mental health terms, drawing terms and cats.

I have been having a lot of fun coming up with something for each letter and researching the topic a bit. I’ve learned a lot. So far, A to E has been easy, I’ve had multiple ideas for each letter, it has even been hard to decide on just one! I’m a little worried about the end of the alphabet though, it just gets harder the further you go. J and K are next week, eek! I know a lot of the medications start with weird letters, so I could always use those. I haven’t had any experience with a lot of them though. I could research them for you, but you could also just look on Wikipedia. I don’t know, what do you think? Is it more interesting when there is an opinion or some personal experience in with a post?




I know, what does this have to do with anything? Nothing, but I mentioned cats once in this post, so here’s a doodle! 🙂

14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. NotAPunkRocker
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 07:43:52

    Oh, love the doodle 🙂 The challenge definitely has been fun so far, let’s see how I feel at the end of this week. 🙂


  2. suesconsideredtrifles
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 08:11:51

    I could just look up my A to Z posts on Wikipedia too, so I try to put something personal or unexpected in my posts. I’m enjoying your posts. If you would like a different perspective on sleep have a look here: I found the author’s previous blog helpful and have adjusted my sleep patterns. I now lie awake less at night, but get up earlier in the morning. Sue’s Trifles


  3. Elsie Amata
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 08:43:34

    I love your doodle. I have no talent when it comes to drawing anything. What a great idea to search the list for similar blogs to yours. As for your question – I like to read people’s personal experiences with stuff, no matter what it is.

    Happy A-Zing!! And thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

    AJ’s wHooligan in the A-Z Challenge


  4. Natalie Zaman
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 08:48:08

    I am so glad to have found you. Your posts have so much great information, and helped me understand some of the things going on in my head. I think most folks suffer from depression at some point in their lives. And I ♥♥♥ today’s doodle! I printed it out to hang on my inspiration board. I think it might color it in–it would make a fantastic coloring page! ♥


    • somberscribbler
      Apr 06, 2014 @ 08:53:29

      I’m so glad that these posts have been of some help to you. An inspiration board is a great idea! I’m glad my doodle is part of it 🙂 I love colouring, it’s so cathartic. I have a ridiculous number of colouring books!


  5. RZT
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 14:23:09

    Glad the A to Z is going OK so far . . . . I am following now so will return from time to time. I am trying to visit every blog on the A to Z list but am not sure I will make it.

    That’s a cool doodle . . . . .Better than mine that’s for sure . . . . . DAMN.

    Rob Z Tobor


  6. Stephen Mc (Ste)
    Apr 06, 2014 @ 17:13:27

    I found out about the A-Z challenge after it started. It sounds so cool, I wish I could have been part of it, There is always next year though. I love the cat doodle, it’s really cool. For J you could talk about your Job or Jogging or judgement, theres lots to write about. For K you could do something on karma, thats always an interesting topic… I don’t know if that helps or not! 🙂


  7. moirads
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 12:19:17

    I love your doodles. You are really talented.


  8. emmyleigh
    Apr 09, 2014 @ 17:03:19

    I’m another who has a problem calling others out on their mistakes – any tips? Loving your blog 🙂


    • somberscribbler
      Apr 09, 2014 @ 17:13:23

      Thanks! Unfortunately, I’m still working on the calling people out. I have to be really sure before I can muster up the courage. By then I’ve usually gotten over the anger or frustration and forgive them instead of giving them hell because when I make a mistake I feel awful and I’d want people to be empathetic. *sigh* maybe I’m too nice about it, lol.


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