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The Wanderings of a Would-Be Polymath


I am excited to reveal my theme for the Blogging A to Z Challenge for April 2017.    It will be  “The Wanderings of a Would-Be Polymath.”

I can hear you now:  “Huh?”

A polymath is simply a person who has “learned much.”  Strictly speaking, a polymath is someone who is an expert in many areas.  I am most certainly NOT that– hence, the “would-be”.   Leonardo was a polymath; I am not a Leonardo.    I am more of a generalist, a person who strives to learn a little bit about a lot of things.  I have an inquisitive mind that is attracted to the marvelous complexity and variety of the world around me.   I used to hate it in school when the vocational counselors would ask me what I wanted to study in college or what career I wanted.    I would look at them with incredulity and think “Are you kidding me?   I can’t decide that now, if ever.   I don’t want to be stuck in a box!”

So my daily posts for the A to Z blogging challenge will be devoted to an exploration of those disparate issues, ideas, topics and disciplines that attract my attention on a daily basis — sort of like how ravens are attracted to shiny objects.

The first post of the challenge will appear April 1.


WordPress Daily Post Prompt:   I’ve labeled myself a wannabe polymath.









10 thoughts on “The Wanderings of a Would-Be Polymath

  1. That sounds fascinating. I will look out for your posts.

  2. Sounds like a good idea. And now I know what a polymath is!

    2017 A to Z Blog Challenge Theme Reveal

  3. “Would-be polymath” is a good term. Humble, yet ambitious. I look forward to reading your tidbits of knowledge.

  4. Thanks, Liam. I doubt that I will achieve Polymath status but it really is only about the journey. 🙂

  5. Interesting! I never would have guessed what ‘polymath’ means! When I saw your link, I assumed your posts would be about math! LOL! I look forward to learning some new stuff through your challenge posts! Here’s my reveal link:


  6. You sound much like I am. I went to college for 5 years without graduating because I was mostly just taking courses to learn things and not always in pursuit of a specific degree. I know stuff about a lot of subjects but not much of an expert in any realm. And I’m still learning stuff.

    Your topic sounds great fun.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Theme Reveal: It’s About Time

  7. Sounds like an interesting assortment of posts. 🙂 Happy A to Z-ing!
    Debbie @ The Doglady’s Den

  8. I think I’d like to be a polymath. I’m more of a ‘jack of all trades, master of none’.

    Good luck with the challenge.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan

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