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The April Alternative Challenge will go on!  It will be Year Two of a blog/Instagram linkup. Just 4 posts during the month. You can follow a theme, can be "alternative" or not, post whatever you want. The point is to linkup so you can be discovered and discover new blogs and IG accounts. 

More to follow as we round the bend into the New Year.

Thank you for participating!

Thank you to those who participated - we will do this again next year!

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Ready, set, signup for the April Alternative Challenge 2017

This is the signup page for the April Alternative Challenge 2017.

As challenge host, I will visit and comment (if you allow comments) but will not be policing posts. Mention of the challenge is much appreciated but not required.

Back story on the images I have been using, I have an extensive collection of 35 mm slides. The majority of the photos were taken by my father and mother from the early fifties into the early seventies. I have other slide collections I purchased secondhand that I use as stock photos.

In the image above, my father is the first runner on the left. The event was a Sunday School picnic in 1963 held somewhere in Washington state.

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If you happen to be participating in another April challenge, all the better.

Ready, set, signup - We want to find you and you want to be found!

Signups for the April Alternative Challenge 2017 just one week away

Time to celebrate! Signups are just one week away and will stay open until April 8th, the last day of the Challenge. 

My main motivation for hosting this event is to find new blogs and bloggers/Instagrammers, alternative or not.

The challenge consists of 4 posts or images, one each week so you can show your audience you have all the right stuff for them to return for more.

I don't require any "follows" or "follow me, I follow you." 

I don't require any linkbacks or mentions (even though both are nice).

This is a low pressure, fun event, you can linkup on the first day or linkup on the last day. The Challenge police will be asleep at the wheel for that type of monitoring. 

We want to find you and you want to be found.  Join the Alternative!

Feeling like a lone cow on the range?

Join the April Alternative Challenge 2017!
Don't be left in the dust. Your audience wants to find you and you want to be found. Linkup just once beginning March 27, 2017. 

All are encouraged to participate - link up both your blog AND Instagram account. The only links I will remove are those with advertising. 

I won't be policing posts or rounding up lost strays.  Break away from the herd to participate in a new annual event.

You won't have to bend over backwards

To participate in the 2017 April Alternative Challenge!

No extra links here, there and everywhere.  Just signup once to participate.  Four posts of your choosing. Make it a theme, choose a "letter" day during each week, or treat us to a four-part series.

Who would I like to see join the Challenge?  Authors, poets, fitness and mommy bloggers, foodies, freaks and fun seekers.

We want to find you and you want to be found.  Join the Alternative!

Signups begin on March 27, 2016.

Plump Up the Volume

Since this is a 4 post Challenge, it will be time for you to Plump Up the Volume or plump up your posts. Pack as much quality content in your posts as possible. Make your audience want more!
My morning routine has always included having something to read while I eat breakfast. For years, I read the paper, delivered to my doorstep. As my blogging increased, so did the list of blogs that I followed. They now queue up on my RSS reader. 

Take advantage of this Challenge to highlight an interest that is considered alternative or not.
Who would I like to see linkup?
Artists - tattoo, performance, all mediums
Fiber artisans - quilters, sewers, clothing and costume designers

All are welcome, please follow the guidelines. Signups will open on March 27, 2017.

Have you heard about the April Alternative Challenge?

A low pressure blog and Instagram linkup April 2017.

Letter prompts and even the word "Alternative" are open to interpretation. Any and all welcome, just remain within the few guidelines.

Who would I like to see linkup?
Politics - I like to read all opinions

Alternative fashion, that includes steampunk. One example of that genre is the costume design in the movie Wild Wild West.

Fortune tellers, mystics, gypsies, tramps and thieves ...

Stay tuned for the open linkup to the April Alternative Challenge.

Announcing the April Alternative Challenge

Join me in this weekly challenge beginning the first week of April 2017.

These topic letters are just suggestions.  You can do a four-part series story, a theme or simply topics that will build your audience. 

WEEK1: April 2-8 - any topic, any letter beginning with A through G
WEEK2: April 9-15 - any topic, any letter beginning with H through N
WEEK 3:  April 16-22 - any topic, any letter beginning with O through U
WEEK 4:  April 23-28 - any topic, any letter beginning with V through Free Pass. 

Link up, just once, to your blog or Instagram account.  The linkup will begin March 27, 2017.

There are rules, and here comes the legalese part. I, as the one and only moderator, reserve the right to remove any and all links that include
Advertising of any kind
Other random and arbitrary rules I decide at the last minute (kind of kidding) as this Challenge may morph into something different as time goes by.

Pretty please keep it Family Friendly and post the 4 times during AAC.

The main poin…