Day 2 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.

What a fantastic first day we had yesterday! I’m happy you’re back for day two of the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! 

If you’re commenting before 6:00 a.m. EST, would you please take a moment to go back to yesterday’s post and comment on a someone’s blog post who linked after 6:00 p.m. EST? Often the folks who leave their links in the last quarter of the day receive the fewest comments. Therefore, it would be great if you’d take a moment to give at least one of these later-day slicers a comment.  THANK YOU!

If you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge this is where you share the link to your own writing.  If you’re sharing your students’ slice of life stories, please leave that link on Anna’s Classroom Challenge post.

ESSENTIAL INFORMATION (This is mostly the same as yesterday. If you’re a seasoned Slicer, feel free to gloss over this section and scroll down to “Be Inspired.” Otherwise, please read this section carefully.)

  • 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.
    • 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 our Tech Support Team.
      • Beth Scanlon: scanlon.fefee[at]gmail[dot]com
      • Donna Smith: djtsmith[at]gmail[dot]com
  • If you haven’t filled out the participant information form, please do so today.  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 either me, Beth Scanlon, Donna Smith, or from one of the TWT co-authors.
  • 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.
  • If you’re tweeting, please use this hashtag, #sol14, on your Slice of Life Story Challenge tweets. (Click here for a Twitter List of all 2014 Slicers.)
  • 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:

Kevin Hodges (@dogtrax) has been participating in the Slice of Life Story Challenge since 2008. Over the seven years I’ve known Kevin, I’ve only seen him in person twice (at NCTE)! Kevin is my go-to person for tech-related questions since he is one of the most tech savvy people I know.

I regularly find inspiration from Kevin’s slices since he uses a variety of digital storytelling tools. A recent slice of life he composed, “A Bright Wire,” utilized SoundCloud and Storybird to tell a story. If you’d like to experiment with digital storytelling tools, check out and “A Bright Wire” and/or follow Kevin’s posts during the Challenge. I’m confident he’ll be sharing slices of his life using lots of different digital media this month.

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