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Tuesday, 26 June 2012

X is for...

X marks the spot, and when I was a kid, we would often play "Treasure Map", where we had to find the spot marked by the X and bring back the flag.

The first one to bring it back won a prize.

Of course we also played "Steal the Flag", and Flag Football.

In all those games, the flag represented a prize or a goal.  As I grew, I learned the meaning of my nation's flag, and it came to represent so much more to me than just a prize.

It stood for an idea, an ideal, a nation.  It was the flag that my forefathers had fought for and fought under, the symbol of the principles which they held true.

So when I set out to design the logo for the next round, a flag was an obvious theme.  But since our blog represents so many people from so many different places, it was hard to choose just one flag, so I squeezed in as many as I could fit.

So, it is with great pride that I unveil the logo for ABC Wednesday Round 11.

You can copy it from here, or within a few days, if I know Roger, it will be available in different sizes on the blog under "Badges"

And as a side note, if I did something wrong when I uploaded it, you will see a box with a red X in it.

After all, ...
X marks the spot.

What spot does X mark in your life today?

Let us know in your ABC Wednesday post, and link it below.


  1. Xtraordinary!!!! LOVE the new logo.

  2. An old Xmas story from me, because after all, it's only six months away.

  3. Great post for X and I love the new badge.

  4. Yes Troy - love the new logo - and I agree a great post for the letter X

  5. Thanks for the beautiful logo! So we are all united all over the world! What a great idea.

  6. I had exactly the same idea...with a little twist on it...great minds think alike they say!!
    Like the new badge, it will take me a while to change the old one though!!Come and see what I did with x today...I cheated!

  7. Hard to believe we are coming up on round 11!

  8. Hello.
    WoW! The new logo is AWESOME! Nice job Troy!
    This week, X for me represents Xylophone Of Love.

    1. To Lisa at #64,
      I have not been able to comment on your blog. I had the same problem the last two weeks too. Sorry! :-(

    2. Andy-
      This has been my experience: I comment on Lisa's site, the site continues to say it's "posting the comment," but never seems to complete. After about 30 seconds, I close the window, go to the site and see that my comment indeed is there.
      It DOES work, but it is quirky.

    3. Thanks for the response Roger.
      I feel bad, because I've tried so many times. I wait like you say and eventually close out the page, but when I go back to check, the comment is not there.
      I just didn't want Lisa to think I have been ignoring her. I'll try again and wait a bit longer.

  9. X is the most challenging and I am amazed how many seem to have risen to it!

  10. Nice logo of countries from A to Z.

  11. I really love this new logo and will copy it to my blog if I can figure out how to do that. And, "X marks the spot" was a great idea for an interesting post that also brought back some of my own childhood memories.

  12. Anyone wanting me to e-mail the code for Troy's logo to him or her should e-mail me at rogerogreen(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Love the new badge - all those flags for all of us - just perfect! Great job!