Welcome to Day 1 of the March SOLSC! #sol14

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog. SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT. GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.

WRITE. Every day in March write a slice of life story on your own blog.
SHARE. Link your post in the comments on each daily call for slice of life stories here at TWT.
GIVE. Comment on at least three other slice of life stories/blogs.

Welcome to the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! Whether you write every day or haven’t written in a long time, I am glad you are here!

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge this is where you share your own writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, then head over to the Classroom Challenge, which Anna is hosting.  (Please see the previous post.)

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION:

  • Please use the SAME email/username information on all of your March comments. This makes tracking the number of slice of life stories you write more manageable for Robin, our Giveaway Guru.
  • In order to be in the running for a prize at the end of the month, you must leave the link to your slice of life story by 11:59 p.m. EST.
    • This is different than last year.
      • Comments will not close at the end of each day. Only links left before 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time will count.
    • Please play fair and leave only one link each day.
  • If you’ve never posted a comment on TWT before, or if your comment contains more than one hyperlink, then your comment will be held for moderation. I will monitor blog comments a few times today so I can approve comments that don’t post automatically. Therefore, there is no need to re-post your comment if it doesn’t appear after you click “post comment.”
    • If you use the same username/email to log in when you leave your comment, then your comments should appear instantly in the future.
    • Tech-related questions? Contact Beth Scanlon, who is part of our Tech Support Team, at scanlon.fefee[at]gmail[dot]com.
  • If you haven’t filled out the participant information form, please do so SOON.  This allows us to keep a Slicer List on Twitter and to expedite prizes in April.  Only the TWT co-authors, Robin Sheldon (our Giveaway Guru) and Bonnie Kaplan (the head of the Welcome Wagon) have access to this information.  
  • Please include the permalink (aka: unique URL) to your post when you leave a comment. Click here and scroll to the “New to Slicing” section of the blog post where you’ll find two visuals that illustrate an example and a non-example of a permalink.
    • If you link your slice of life story incorrectly today, you’ll receive a reply to your comment from Beth Scanlon or from one of the TWT co-authors since I will be attending a Bat Mitzvah for most of the day today.
  • Each day you’ll find a section called “BE INSPIRED,” which will follow each day’s essential information. That section will include something like a link to someone’s slice of life story, a quote about writing, etc. Please scroll down for today’s writing inspiration.
  • We are using #sol14 on tweets about Slice of Life Story Challenge.
  • If this is the first time you’re participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge, please let us know that when you share your link as a comment. 
  • Should you have questions about getting started with this Challenge, please contact one of our incredible concierges.
    • If your last name begins with A – M, your concierge is LeAnn Carpenter (aka: Elsie) – leannecarpenter[at]sbcglobal[dot]net.
    • If your last name begins with N– Z, your concierge is Amanda Villagomez (aka: Mrs. V.) – amandavillagomez[at]gmail[dot]com.

BE INSPIRED:

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  • I have a Pinterest Board dedicated to images from the Slice of Life Story Challenge. Rather than linking to one person’s slice of life story today, here’s a link to that Pinterest board with you. Look around it and click on images that entice you. Perhaps something will help you find what it is you are to write about today.
  • Click here if you need topic ideas.
  • Finally, here’s a visual definition of a slice of life story:

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OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION: