A friend encouraged me to sign up for the A-Z Challenge, for which you blog every week day but Sunday during the month of April. Using one letter a day, in alphabetical order, you blog about something that begins with that letter. An interesting challenge and an encouragement to write. Turns out I was number 864 to sign up – two years ago the number was only in double digits! I get to visit each of the blog sites of the others who signed up, and hopefully will find some blogs that I would like to follow. So it’s a way to build up a readership.
My scientist background came roaring to the forefront in deciding on the theme for the A-Z: I chose the sense of smell as my theme. Two of the senses that are physiologically linked are taste and smell. Of the two, the sense of smell is the oldest evolutionarily and also the most potent in terms of evoking memories. So my A-Z blog will be about what are for me, evocative smells.
Stay tuned – the first will be A is for Anise.