I have no idea if it was the smart thing to do, but I did it anyway!
I just signed up for the 2015 Blogging from A to Z challenge. After doing the challenge in 2012 and 2013 (see post summaries here), I took a break in 2014. Although I'm starting a new job this year, I also had a moment of inspiration a few months ago that pretty much decided the perfect set of topics to write about...
Thus, this year's theme is an A-to-Z of Fiery Manifestos.
"What?" you're thinking, "Is Cygnus going political?" Although I'll profile a few manifestos that had specific governmental changes in mind, I'm aiming to cast my net much more broadly. So I'm also including declarations of principles, iconoclastic essays, some awe-inspiring poems and songs, and other sundry "laws of life" that people have felt strongly about over the years. Not all manifestos are called manifestos.
It's the passion that's the unifying principle, here. If a person has had enough insight to compress their pursuit of Meaning and Truth into a short document -- and if they do it with enough red-cheeked verve that it inspires others to get off their duffs and change their lives -- then I'm there. I've always been a sucker for these things.
Right now, I'm planning on breaking one of the cardinal rules of the A-to-Z game: the calendar. With everything that I have to do at work between now and April, I think it's best to plan spreading my 26 posts over more than one month. I'll start on April 1st as always, but my current plan is to do 3 posts a week (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays), which will have me hitting the letter "Z" around the end of May. I hope that doesn't break the brains of the good people in charge. But, well, being a bit of a rebel certainly fits in with my theme! :-)