Those of you that have been following my blog for a while know that I post every day in both May and October. Those challenges I titled M.A.P.L.E. and O.C.T.O.B.E.R. Of course, both of those are redundant since I am already posting daily anyway this year.
Both of those acronyms I came up with on the spot when I decided the daily challenges. Recall what they originally meant:
was the original acronym for M.A.P.L.E. This year, after being inspired by the musically-titled Daily Prompts, I shifted the acronym to the following:
and had my daily prompt based off the seventh song that I heard in the day. The number seven there was arbitrarily chosen.
Because I enjoyed that challenge quite a bit, I will do a similar thing this month. The original meaning of O.C.T.O.B.E.R. on my blog was:
This month, for the third installment of O.C.T.O.B.E.R., I will use this re-acronymization, just as given in the title of the post (I know that is probably a non-word, but oh well!)
Just as with this year’s M.A.P.L.E. installment, I intend to use a song to prompt the posts. I will choose the eighth song as the prompt. This is somewhat justified by the “oct” prefix of October.
There may be a few days when I will instead have the eighth of some other prompt be my guide. For example, on Saturday, I will not be posting until after sundown, since Friday-to-Saturday is יום כיפור (Yom Kippur). I will probably base my post on the eighth prayer or eighth reading of the day.
I’m looking forward to another month of crafting posts in an improvised style!
Today is the two-hundred and seventy-third day of M.M.X.I.V. That makes thirty-nine weeks.
Today is the seventy-eighth day of the Character Building Trial. That makes eleven weeks and one day.