|A gift from a fellow slicer!|
I am in the midst of my fourth year posting daily in March for this challenge. As I look back over the past five years since the creation of my blog, the number of posts that I have made has grown exponentially. Before participating in the SOLSC, I made exactly one post on my entire blog. This past year, 2014 I posted 67 times which means that I doubled my writing this year. In fact, each year, I write more.
One thing that is different for me this year is that I have open post days like today, Tuesday, Thursday while the other days I have a dedicated topic or content--- Wednesdays-photos of my week, Fridays-an infographic documenting my reading journeys, Saturdays-a Central Florida adventure, and Sunday- a celebration of my gratitude from the week. I like this. I have the freedom to post what is on my mind, but also a purpose in my writing and in my world---planning an adventure, figuring out how to present information, gathering photos in the wild, and reflecting about my week. It brings me a little balance with a writing routine and a little freedom too.
I continue to be inspired by strangers and friends writing near and far. This fall was the first time that I meet some of the writers from the virtual writing community that springs up from participating SOLSC. I loved seeing the faces. Their words have been inspiration and matter. They are writing and teaching role models. I love that this community leads us to that. I am still surprised by what posts people comment upon. Timing is everything, a late post has less feedback typically. Mostly I am just happy to get it done. I find this year unlike my first and even second year, that I get it done. Not early, but less close to the midnight deadline. Sometimes I was pushing it!
I also want to thank Stacey and her team for committing to keeping this slice of writing going. It matters for teachers and their students everywhere! Happy Made It More Than Halfway Day!