Surprise, surprise. I know I’m early (it’s not Sunday yet, for the uninformed). But I blogged today not to write a poem, story or parody, but to give out a challenge. Now I don’t have any idea if this challenge has been ever created before by anybody, so I like to think I created it. My sincere apologies to the original creator in case they exist.
Anyway, enough talk. Down to business. The ‘Word of the Day Challenge’ is simple- the nominated bloggers have to post a new word every day for 30 days on their blog which is seldom used or few people know the meaning of. But there’s a catch- it’s in the rules down below. Before I acquaint you with the rules of the challenge, let’s look at the list of the bloggers I’ve decided to nominate-
- Unbolt Me https://unbolt.me/
- Introvert next Door https://introvertnextdoor.wordpress.com/
- Sara in LaLa Land http://sarainlalaland.wordpress.com/
- Rishav K Singh https://rishav8.wordpress.com/
- Eyes + Words https://eyespluswords.com/
- The Unplanned Planner https://theunplannedplans.wordpress.com/
- Kunal Rane https://kunaljrane.wordpress.com/
- Isa https://puttingwingsonwords.wordpress.com/
- Letters that Matter https://lettersthatmatters.wordpress.com/
- Musemars https://musemars.wordpress.com/
- Anyone else who may wish to do it
1. Post a new word every day for 30 days which is seldom used and/or few people know the meaning of.
2. Write the meaning and etymology of the word. Also provide the pronunciation of the word either with the help of an audio file or through diacritics.
3. Nominate at least 5 bloggers for the challenge on the first day that you post a word.
4. Thank the blogger who nominated you, introduce them a bit and provide a link to their website.
5. Here comes the Catch- You can’t take the help of the internet, the dictionary or any other resources for the word you have to post. The word must already be known by you. For example, if you already know the meaning of the word ‘petrichor’ through books, word lists, etc. you may have read earlier, you can post it. But if you do not and it comes across while you’re googling ‘rarely used words’ (or any other key phrase, for that matter), you cannot post it as a part of this challenge.
6. You may google the etymology and the pronunciation of the word that you post, but not the meaning.
7. It is not necessary to provide the precise dictionary definition of the word. You can write it in your own words too. If you want, you can take some help from the dictionary to write its meaning but remember rule no.5.
8. Except for Letters that Matter, all others have to post a word only in English Language. Letters that Matter is a Hindi blog, so they can post a seldom-used word in Hindi. If they want, though, they may do it in English as well.
Any questions may be posted in the comments section below.
Good Luck to all of you!
P.S. I’ll be posting my first WOTD tomorrow as it will be the beginning of the month.