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We’re taking a vacation.

We’re not traveling to any kind of exotic location, though that would be nice.  However, we’ve decided to take a week off from blogging.  The reason?  The Fifth Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge kept both of us quite busy this year!  Hence, we both need a week to catch up on some of our other projects.

Therefore, this will be the last blog post you’ll see until Monday, April 23rd. (Our Facebook page won’t be updated until the week of the 23rd either.)  This also means the weekly Slice of Life Story Challenge won’t be running this-coming Tuesday either.  The weekly challenge will be back on Tuesday, April 24th.

Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.

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Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

27 thoughts on “We’re taking a vacation. Leave a comment

  1. I hope you both have a wonderful week! When I didn’t see the link this morning I felt so disconnected! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity that I have grown to love!

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  2. Good for you!! Enjoy your well-deserved break. Thank you again for sponsoring these Slice of Life writing opportunities and for the inspiration you bring through that. Love your new look, too!

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  3. Good for you! Enjoy your break! It’s well-deserved…and delayed.
    Deb, Linda, Tara, Michelle and all…will still read you on Tuesday. I’ve posted. I can’t miss…this month I have
    A to Z
    Poetry
    OCD –
    Oh, dear, me!

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  4. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! I hope you have great weather and lovely times with your families! Meanwhile, Linda, Michelle and Deb (and any other slicers who’d like to slice anyway) see you on Tuesday!

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  5. Yes, I agree well deserved! Enjoy the break. I was also thinking about what we could do as a community to help alleviate some of the extra time-commitment that the challenge ends up being for you since there are a lot of people in the community now who have sliced multiple years. As you two reflect on what took a lot of time, if there is anything that we can do to support you, let us know. A couple of thoughts that come to mind are:
    1. I remember that Stacey mentioned she commented to every single person in the early days, wanting to make sure that everyone had a comment. Maybe we could do some type of a system where different slicers commit to commenting on a certain number range (although we can never completely anticipate the number of total slicers, we could estimate high).
    2. It sounded like you both spent a significant amount of time answering emails about technical issues. At first I was thinking that there was not anything we could do about your inbox, but then I got to thinking about how we could have a system of volunteer SOLSC mentors. It could either be something formal where prior to the challenge new slicers are matched with those who have already been slicing for a while and who are willing to answer questions as they arise (and could also be committing to commenting every day on their posts to provide encouragement along the way) or it could be something where there is a post listing those who are willing to answer questions.
    Those are just a couple of thoughts that come to mind. I know there could be many other ideas as well, so that could be something to consider.

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  6. So glad to hear you are human! I continue to be so amazed at all that you both are accomplishing. Please enjoy this week…don’t spend it only on “to do’s”. Be proud of how you have inspired so many of us to keep writing!

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  7. Finally! You have a human mind and body after all!!! I knew your hearts were always there. Where will you spend your “extra” time? Your minds will still be racing, no doubt. What to do with that extra……….. Relax and let some free flowing wonders take over if you can find the right place and time–maybe a little niche somewhere? Her’s to your niche!

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  8. Rest and relax, you definitely deserve some time to take a breather. I will look forward to your return. I will still post a slice so come and see what’s happening in my world.

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  9. Well deserved for sure! Thanks for dedicating so much of yourselves to this community and blog. And to any slicers, I will be looking for you regardless on Tuesday and I can thank Ruth and Stacey for that!! Love this place.

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  10. Good for you. The rest of us can take a “vacation” whenever we need to…I can’t imagine how you do everything you do. Michelle and Linda–I’m with you on Tuesday…I can’t miss a Tuesday now!

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  11. Well-deserved, and so smart to know when to prioritize! Hopefully, you’ll be able to get your other things done without feeling so pulled in as many directions! See you next week!

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