Day 4 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.

It’s day four of the Seventh Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge! How’s it going so far? 

I’m in awe of the diversity of this group of writers. I decided to use the participant data form’s geographic information to create a Wordle that represents where we’re from (as of 3:00 p.m. yesterday).  We’re from 38 states + the District of Columbia. Also, there are 12 foreign countries represented. Here’s a look:

Wordle: 2014 Slicers

I typed in every state or country each time it appeared in the spreadsheet. As you can see, we have the most participants from Illinois, followed by Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana with New York and Virginia being tied for fifth place.

This is where you share your own writing if you’re participating in the individual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  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:

  • ICYMI: Did you miss the first three days of the challenge? You can still join us this month and be eligible for special prizes! In fact, you can start slicing as late as Friday, March 7th and still be in the running for a prize. Click here for more information about starting the challenge a few days late.
  • 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.
    • Reminder: Eastern Daylight Time begins on Sunday, March 9th. Posts will need to be linked by 11:59 p.m. EDT starting this Sunday.
    • 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 it today.  This allows me to keep a Slicer List on Twitter and for Dana, Beth, and Robin 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 ScanlonDonna 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.
  • 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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OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION: