Blogging From A to Z: Zippy


I knew from the beginning of this A to Z challenge that I would end it with the word zippy. I tried other Z words—zelig, zaftig, zoo, Zelda (Fitzgerald, not Nintendo’s Legends of), Zippo, even my older brother Zoltan was a potential candidate, but nothing quite stuck.

So I decided to be true to the word that apparently won’t let me go and wants its place in the alphabetic line of this challenge, and thus I offer up the word zippy. It’s a pretty versatile word actually: the classical definition is to be very quick and speedy or fresh and stylish. It can also be used to sarcastically describe someone who moves molasses-slow and for those of us who remember or who are comic book fans, Zippy was an iconic comic strip from the early 1970s created by Bill Griffith. Personally, I have no particular associations with this word except that it makes me smile and it’s fun to say.

I love the peppy and lively energy of the word. Taking this deeper, I think I wanted to end this month-long blogging event on a high note and a smile. After today, I will return to my regularly scheduled programming of posts so I want to thank all of you who have stopped by, visited, and those of you following me since this challenge began. I met some truly wonderful, incredible, inspiring people—writers, artists, photographers, and just plain folks with an outlet and something to say.

So to my fellow bloggers, artists, and soul travelers, I want to wish all of you a very zippy day.

Just took it deeper. 🙂


17 thoughts on “Blogging From A to Z: Zippy

  1. I really appreciate your choice of zippy to end the A to Z challenge. We need and deserve to end this month on a high note and that word is so fun and upbeat. I’m glad I found your blog and will be back to see your regular posts.

  2. Zippy! That’s you! I love it! I love the way you ended the challenge. And I love the way you’ve made us all take it deeper all along the way. Fabulous work on the A-Z. You rock Renata! I’m going to miss our daily challenge check-ins! Love ya. ❤

    • Aw, Michele, you always have a way to make me smile. I’ll miss our daily check-in’s as well but know that I think of you often and I’m glad that we’re never really far away from each other–just one keystroke away. Love always, Me ❤

  3. Well done for completing the challenge! Zippy always makes me think of the Magic Roundabout (though I’m not even sure if Zippy was a character) – even though I never watched it my Dad was always quoting things from it when I was little!

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