I almost forgot to post today!! It would have been such a shame to mess up now. I know I've written about similar things before, but this writing challenge has been such an amazing event for me!! At first, I was really nervous for people to read my blog. I don't have anything to say, really. But then I got a few comments. Then I started watching the views on my blog go up and up. What a crazy, exciting boost! There was a day I posted later than I usually do and only got 1 comment and it was strange how much my attitude about posting had become.
I am really excited that I have actually made it this far. I think I've mentioned this before, but I was really doubting myself for a while. About three days in, I thought I wouldn't have the time to keep posting. But, like we learned in a recent PD, if it's important to you, you'll make it happen. If it's not, you'll make excuses. I have found myself making excuses to get out of other things, just to write my slices!
As a writer, I have gotten pickier. Weirder about what I publish. I revise and revise and revise, and reread and reread and reread, and revise some more before I post. I want to have something I love to share with all of you. I feel like this challenge has changed me in so many ways and how I think about my writing. I often find that I want to try new things and get creative with my formatting or styles. I actually wrote a "poem"! I don't guess it needs the quotation marks, but I still kind of have the elementary rules drilled into my head. It has to have a specific number of words and syllables and it all has to have a rhyme scheme. I know part of the goal of SOLC is to help us develop as writers, I just didn't think I would be developed too. It's so exciting to grow!!
As a commenter, I have found SO many people that I just love. I have found several blogs I've subscribed to, and I really like to randomly stumble around while leaving comments. I try to scroll through different times and leave comments for early posters, lunch time posters, evening, and late nighters. There are so many blogs I've seen with fantastic formatting and wonderful ideas for posts. I've borrowed a few and I saved several. I've even shared them with my students and posted a few in my classroom. I love reading all of the different slices from so many different lives all over the world.
I would like to become a regular Tuesday slicer year round, and I hope I can get even more people on board with trying the writing challenge next year. Thank you, Slicing Community, for everything you've given me. Only 8 more days!!!!