Tuesday 26 July 2011

B is for Brothers and Sisters

ABC Wednesday brings together people from all over the world. Among people participating this week, and indeed in previous weeks, months and years even are friends in Norway. The whole world has witnessed and felt the tragedy which hit Norway last week. 

Brothers and Sisters by Marie Souline

In my perfect world there would be no war
People would communicate, and work their problems out diplomatically
All nations would be allies
People would wear smiles
And no one would ever know what a gun was
We would all be brothers and sisters

In my perfect world there would be no racism
People would be judged based on the content of their character
We would all hold hands
We would all be friends
We would all be brothers and sisters

In my perfect world there would be no heart ache
Families would love unconditionally
Lost love would become friendship
Friends would have no troubles, only fun
And no one would ever be lonely
We would all be brothers and sisters

In my perfect world there would be no worry
There would be no wars
There would be no racism
There would be no heart ache
There would only be occasional tears of joy
We would all hold hands together, as brothers and sisters

Thanks Jane for this link

Tuesday 19 July 2011

A! Number 9, number 9

Nah, we can't be up to Round 9 of the amazing meme of Mrs. Nesbitt, ABC Wednesday! Can we?

Well, by the look of Troy's new logo - thanks, Troy! - I guess we have.

Interesting thing about A, which, unlike some other letters, seems to appear in most every alphabet, and in the beginning, no less:

In Greek, it's alpha:

I know some of you have been waiting to start, or restart, this meme until we got back to A. So, I suppose it's a good a time as any to go over the rules.

Truth is "ABC Wednesday is all about having fun." And we on the team are disinclined to get all legalistic. "Instead we suggest a Netiquette - a voluntary code of conduct - that should provide a comfortable environment for viewers, participants and commenters alike."

So here it is.
1. Post something on your non-commercial blog/webpage having something to do with the letter of the week. Use your imagination. Put a link to ABC Wednesday in your post and/or put up the logo.

2. Come to this site and link the SPECIFIC link to the Linky thing. It'll be available around 4 p.m., Greenwich Mean Time, which is 11 a.m. or noon in the Eastern part of the United States. Check out this conversion tool.
By the SPECIFIC link, we mean rather than
The primary reason is that people will want to visit your post, and the specific link is easier to find, especially over time. We're really interested in easier.
Which segues nicely to...

3. "Try and visit at least 5 other participants...and comment on their posts. The more sites you do visit, the more comments you will probably get." We all want some lovin'. Someone from the ABC Wednesday team will surely come by your site during the week.

WE HATE to take posts down from the Linky thing, we really do. So if you're clearly commercial, PLEASE don't bother. If you don't mention ABC Wednesday at all, we'll take it down, even if your title the piece A is for Aardvark (or whatever); seems only fair that if we're promoting your post, you promote our blog. A bit of quid pro quo, as it were.

Oh, and if you have any questions, problems, feel free to leave a note in the comments.

Tuesday 12 July 2011

Zounds, it is Z-Day!

Gad zooks!   Can you believe we have traveled from A to Z one more time on ABC Wednesday?   We have zigged and zagged and zipped our way to Z-Day!  It’s been zany and zingy, and your contributions have caused me to sing “Zip-a-dee-do-da, my oh my what a wonderful day” or “Zing went the strings of my heart,” but never would you have heard the “zzzzzzz's” of my falling asleep.

So thank you for making this round of Mrs. Nesbitt’s brainstorm such a success!  Let’s celebrate with a house party -- the best dance music I know is Zydeco which you can tap into at Louisiana Zydeco Live.  For a good history of Zydeco and Cajun music, visit "Contemporary Cajun, Creole, and Zydeco music".
Bon temps!

And there will be a next tour of the alphabet so “Come on back, you all!”  Remember last week's message form Mrs. N -- WE NEED YOU!

Tuesday 5 July 2011

ABC Wednesday - needs YOU!

ABC Wednesday Team - needs YOU!
Are YOU aboard for another round?
Are YOU interested in being a member of the ABC Team?
Are YOU wondering what that involves?
Well we can tell YOU - it just requires time to visit a few participants and to write an introduction on a couple of occasions?
Are YOU interested?
Can YOU say YES?