When Slice of life Challenge was presented to our district a couple of years ago I thought There is no way I could write everyday. I hate writing. I hate teaching writing. I would pay someone from my paycheck to teach writing to my students.
After talking to a few of my coworker/friends that have done this previously, I decided to do it. How difficult could it be? ONE post a day. THIRTY-ONE posts in a month. Oh, and THREE comments a day. Um, that comes to NINETY-THREE comments in a month! But many times I found myself reading many, many, blog posts and commenting on more than three.
The one thing I learned about Slice of Life writing is that you can’t always plan out posts from days before. I honestly had planned Day 31’s post BEFORE I started my WordPress blog site! I have written of my love of checklists, and I started one for this SOL writing challenge. Partly because I can see the end in sight, but mostly because I forget.
So, after 31 days of sharing my life and reading about so many others’ lives, I am sad this is ending. I looked forward to checking my email for updates that someone has read my post and commented. Thank you to everyone that did read and took the time to comment. And now I feel the withdrawal symptoms will hit in the next day or two when I check my email looking for those comments from people that I may only know through their posts/comments, and not finding any. I will remember this feeling and try to comment even more next year.
Enjoy your 11 months of not having to Slice everyday!