Yesterday’s post was my 1,600th post. I didn’t realise, and if I had, I would have posted something slightly better than a scribble.

Ah well, coulda woulda shoulda and all that jazz.

To celebrate reaching this milestone, I’m going to use it as a basis for my new Monthly Theme. For March, the theme is:

…The Next Level…

If you so wish to use the theme for one or more of your posts during March, here are all the details you need:

There aren’t any rules actually, just a few guidelines:

  • Write a post (or more, if your imagination is well and truly fired!) based on the theme I provide. The post can take any form / genre / length you choose.
  • Link your post to the post on this blog (Beyond the Sphere) that introduces the theme for the month (so basically, THIS POST for March’s theme!)
  • Visit other bloggers who take part, and read their interpretation of the theme.
  • And that’s it! Oh, and if you could pass the word on, that would be lovely. The more the merrier after all!

And have fun!

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

25 Comments

  1. Wow, that’s very impressive Tom, congrats and you really have taken it to the next level 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Deb – although I think I have just pushed myself a little further still! 😀

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  2. 1,600 – very impressive! Is it just this theme that is new, or is it new that you’re doing a monthly theme at all? Either way, good idea!

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    1. Thanks, Vanessa!
      I have to answer your question in three ways:
      Yes, this theme (the WordPress theme) is a new one…
      Yes, the monthly suggested blogging theme idea is a new one that I only started last month…
      And yes, the theme for March is a new one from today, for this month.
      I could have just answered yes, but it didn’t feel like it was enough! 😀

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  3. Congratulations, Tom! That’s impressive! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I knew it was approaching, but swiftly forgot about it!

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  4. Congratulations on reaching this milestone, Tom. I have a long way to go to catch up with you!

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    1. Thanks, Bev. Well, I got there, so it is achievable!

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  5. This sounds interesting, Tom. I’m giving it some thought.
    Mmmmm …. Ummmmm …. it seems I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. 🙄

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. Thinking’s good! 😀

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      1. Thinking 🤓 in between naps. 😴

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        1. That’s an ideal way to mull things over!

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  6. […] Tom Merriman on March’s Theme […]

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  7. […] big thanks to Tom Merriman for this month’s theme of “The Next Level“, which is timely for me as I’ve just completed my annual performance review at work, […]

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  8. […] (Today’s post has also been written to fit in with my March Monthly Theme: The Next Level) […]

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    1. You certainly did, CM! I’m always one for promoting a good cause!

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  11. […] and multi-leveled castle-dweller Tom Merriman provided the theme for this post; thanks, […]

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    1. I saw this pop into my reader as I was updating the link from my March theme to the April one. I shall have a go at taking up your challenge this evening!

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