Another little challenge, of sorts
During the first week of this year’s month-long SOLSC, I noticed someone posted around 10 or 11 p.m. and remarked that no one ever comments on late-night posters. My heart sunk. How frustrating it must be to have one’s writing go unnoticed just because you’re a pre-bedtime writer!
I’ve been trying to make a concerted effort to go back to the previous day’s call for slices to read and comment on some of the posts other slicers post late in the day (i.e., after 8:00 p.m. Eastern time). Sure enough, I am often the first, second, or third person to comment on their writing.
As someone who has posted a few links to my daily slices right after midnight, I’m aware that being one of the first people to post on a given day means my slice will receive more comments. When I post later in the day (which is most days), fewer people read and comment on my slices. I’m okay with that since I am writing to record pieces of my life that I want to remember. However, it does feel good to receive acknowledgement from others when they’ve connected with something I’ve written.
I want to issue you another little challenge, of sorts. Starting today, would you make an effort to read and comment on at least one person’s slice from the previous day every day? Look for someone who posts after 8:00 p.m. You will send that person a message that their voice has been heard by commenting on his/her writing the day after it was written posted. This will give a writer whose posts might not be as widely read as earlier slicers the feedback s/he deserves.