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SOLSC Participant Pledge

TWT SOLSC Prize Image 2015 - V2 copyCongratulations!  You have completed the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  You have already reaped the benefits of this challenge: you have developed a daily writing habit, you have become a valued member of a writing community, you have shared stories from your life, and you have honed your writing craft.

That being said, who doesn’t like a good prize?  In order to be eligible to win a prize, you must have:

  • written a Slice of Life story every day for the month of March, starting no later than March 4th
  • shared the link to your Slice of Life story on the daily call for Slices before 11:59 p.m. EDT each day
  • given at least three comments to other Slice of Life writers each day

If you meet these three requirements, you are eligible to win one of our fabulous prizes!  Winners will be chosen by random number generator and announced in a separate post on April 15th.  To enter, please leave a comment on this post before Saturday, 4/4 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.  Your comment will serve as your entry ticket into the prize contest.  By leaving a comment below, you are signing this pledge:

I verify I have faithfully executed the 8th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.  I have written a Slice of Life Story about my life every day in March, starting no later than March 4th.  I have also strengthened the writing community by commenting on at least three other Slice of Life blogs each day.

Thank you and good luck!

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Dana Murphy View All

Literacy Coach, Reader, Writer

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  1. I cannot believe it but I made it and I think this year with ease of writing. So happy!! I completed the challenge and was on the Welcome Wagon which I totally loved.

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  2. Totally forgot about the pledge. This was my first year but definitely not my last. I didn’t know if I could do it at first but I did! A post and at least the comments each day. And because poetry is my favorite way to write I now have 31 new poems thanks to this challenge.

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  3. Third year of March Slice of Life challenge completed! Thank you everyone for all your kind comments. A huge thank you to Stacey, Tara, Dana, Betsy, Beth, and Anna for making this wonderful community possible!

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  4. I was a first time Slicer and did post and comment on three other blogs each day. I plan on continuing with the Tuesday Slice. Thanks for this great opportunity and I can only imagine how much work goes into running this March Challenge. Kudos to all of you.

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  5. I wrote very day in March, and it was so much fun. I loved discovering new blogs and commenting on them. I went from commenting on three blogs because I was supposed to, to conversing with new friends, and I looked forward to their posts every day. I often commented on far more than three blogs! There was one night, very late in March, when, at the end of a day that began at 5:00 and didn’t let up for a minute, I finished my post after 9:00 PM in California and the comments were closed. I thought I had until midnight here as well, so was disappointed to be unable to post that night. However I did write every day, and found so much satisfaction in doing so. I will be back net year.

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  6. I completed my first year of the Slicing challenge by writing every day and commenting! I had so much fun and will cherish my reflections for years to come. From the time I was in middle school through my mid 20’s I journaled every day, but have been out of the habit for more than 10 years. Thanks for the opportunity to renew that passion.

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  7. I sliced every day and commented too, year four for me. I love seeing the comments here from so many old friends and first time slicers. I’ll be looking for all of you on Tuesday! (Remember last year when the next day after day 31 was a Tuesday. Glad that won’t happen again for while.)

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  8. Thank you so much for offering this challenge/opportunity. This was my first time participating and I found the community to be supportive and encouraging every step of the way. I am planning on continuing to Slice on Tuesdays. Thanks again!

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  9. Congratulations to all! I complete the challenge but I ask not to be put in for the prizes because one night I posted a bit after midnight. Not a big deal. I loved all of it and I obviously did not keep on writing for the prizes. Thank you all for your thoughtfulness and support! I will be back next March!

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  10. I got so busy with the A to Z Challenge today AND reading three of my poems at an Open Mic Night, that I almost forgot to stop in and say “Yea! I blogged every day AND made at LEAST three comments on other bloggers’ posts each of those days also. 5 Years in a row! Woo-hoo!

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  11. This was such a fantastic experience and a fantastic challenge! This was my first year, and I will definitely be back next time. But for now…I’ll be blogging next Tuesday! 🙂

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  12. Yes, I have completed the challenge and appreciate the support from the community. Thank you for organizing and encouraging all of us to be writers, as we ask of our students.

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  13. I’m surprised at how much I liked this! I’m feeling proud of the accomplishment and a little sad that the daily writing is over. Thank you, TWT, for organizing this March Madness!

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  14. Thank your TWT for hosting this challenge! I grew as a writer and so did my students! This is the second year in a row I posted and commented daily! I hope to continue this writing routine… See you on Tuesdays! -marcaureled from MyRandomWonderings

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  15. I participated for the first time this year and completed the challenge by posting every single day. I’m proud of myself, and moreso, proud of my students who participated as well. Thanks for the impetus to get me started writing/blogging/sharing again!

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  16. Thank you all so much for making my very first Slice of Life Challenge so enjoyable. I really thought I would get worn out, or get busy and skip a day. So excited and proud to say I finished!!! Next year: the classroom edition!

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  17. Oh goodness, the SOL challenge never disappoints. I wrote everyday during the month of March, posted and commented on at least three fellow slicers’ offerings. It was great fun. Thank you so much. I WANT to do TUESDAYS. I did for most of the year one year.

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  18. I think this must be what running a marathon is like; although, I am not ever likely to test it out. What a wonderful month! So many new bloggers. I am in the company of many friends all over this world. I wrote every day and commented on at least 3 blogs each day. Year Four Down!

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  19. While I’m a little bit sad that I can’t say I posted everyday (I made other choices with my new grandbaby:), I am grateful to have been able to participate and give and receive comments that lifted me up as a person and as a writer. This is a remarkable community with thoughtful, kind, hardworking educators. It has been a happy privilege to share the challenge!

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  20. Thank you, TWT team, for the challenge and the community. I wrote and commented daily. Thank you, fellow slicers, for your stories and comments.

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  21. This is my second year, and it was a pleasure to write again! Thank you to all of you that make this project possible, both for teachers and students. This year our participant numbers at our school went from 35 to about 80! See you next year–hopefully, with many more slicers! 🙂

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  22. Completed my very first slice of life challenge and loved it!!! It was such a great experience! Hopefully I will be able to keep up with the Tuesday slicing! 🙂 Until next year slicers! Thanks for making this happen!!

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  23. Yes, I completed the challenge – my first one as a slicer so I am pleased. As I enter other challenges this month, I will remember the fellow writers who inspired me and supported my writing with comments. A huge thanks to the moderators for all of their dedicated to writing and the heightening of the voice.

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  24. Wishing everyone who completed the challenge a hearty congratulations! (I, too, completed it, but since I’m a co-author, I’m ineligible for a prize. However, I couldn’t resist cheering for everyone who posted here so far today!)

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  25. I posted and responded each day and had a wonderful experience. Thanks to the organizers and participants. This is a great writing community!

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  26. I wrote, posted, and commented all 31 days. The writing did get easier and I hope to continue writing on my blog more often than I usually do in a non slice month. Luckily we are on Spring Break so I had 2 weeks of time to read more slices — it takes a long time to look through more than 200 slices a day. I read so many great ideas I hope to try in my writing in the future. Thanks for this wonderful challenge and to all the participants. 🙂

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  27. I sliced, posted, linked up, and commented for 31 days straight! Oddly, two of the posts that I started as drafts at home before coming to Aruba posted as Friday, March 27th posts, but they were both finished and published on March 29 and March 31, so I don’t know what happened – it’s weird. This has been a wonderful experience again, though, and I thank the superwomen at Two Writing Teachers and all the slicers who encouraged and inspired!

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  28. This was my first time participating and it was an amazing experience. Many thanks to TWT for organizing and hosting the challenge and to my fellow slicers who have inspired me with their talent and creativity as well as their kind support. I definitely plan on coming back next year!

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  29. After 31 days of slicing and commenting I am no longer a newbie. What an amazing experience for myself and my students as well under the Classroom Slice of Life Challenge. I am better for it and they are as well. Thank you to everyone for their thoughtful comments.

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  30. This has been such an incredible experience! I wrote and posted and commented every day in March–and I’ll definitely be joining the Tuesday crowd! Thanks for providing an opportunity that was finally the “push” I’ve been needing to get myself writing again!

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  31. This is my 4th year participating! The inspiration I get from reading others stories and commenting my thoughts, sharing my own pieces of my life and receiving comments is just an amazing feeling! Big thanks to the TWT team for all your hard work so we can as Michelle said, ” find our happy”!

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  32. What a wonderful experience this has been! I blogged for 31 days, shared my link and commented on several posts every day. The real challenge was to not be able to read everyone’s post and comment on all of them every day. But then who would have done the laundry, shopped for food, made dinner, etc.? This was my first year but I am planning on returning next year as well as slicing on Tuesdays. Good luck to all of you…you are all amazing!
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  33. I completed the challenge and am better for it. Thanks to everyone for inspiration. It was an amazing experience to be a part of this writing community.

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  34. After writing for 31 days, I feel a sense of writing withdrawal. I now have two March challenges under my belt and know I will be back for my third next year. Until then I will be here every Tuesday.

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  35. Pleased to have completed the challenge especially as this i the first year I have joined. Blogged each day. Shared link here and responded to at least 3 other posts daily. Thanks for setting this up:)

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  36. I sliced every day in March and commented on others slices too. I even shared a few of my slices with my class as I encouraged them to write. Finding the time to write became easier as the days passed. This was a wonderful opportunity. Thanks!

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  37. I am so proud to have completed the challenge! Making the decision to join was a highlight of this winter-that-doesn’t-want-to give-up season. Connecting with other writers, sharing stories, finding lost memories, discovering new understandings about what it means to write and be a writer – what could be better? Thank you!

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  38. I woke up this morning already thinking about what I might write about today…then I remembered the challenge was over! And I completed it. What a great experience this has been! Many thanks to all–see you next year!

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  39. Thank you! Thinking, writing, posting, reading and commenting have become part of daily life. I thoroughly enjoyed the daily break of doing something that I truly enjoy. I am so happy that I took the challenge and completed the challenge this year!

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  40. Thank you for the opportunity to participate. I complete my 31 days and became a stronger writer. I too wish I had more time for commenting. I learned a great deal from the other slicers.

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  41. Happy to say that I completed the challenge (as did many of my third graders!) for the first time this year. Weirdly sometimes my name came up as Ms. Victor and other times as Erika Victor, but it was always me at this email address. Thanks for this writing community. I am already wondering what my first Tuesday slice will be! ❤

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  42. Happy and proud to say I completed this challenge. Thank you TWT for hosting and thank you to those slicers who frequented my blog. Your comments guided me, helped me grow, and gave me something to look forward to. Already looking ahead with happiness for the next Tuesday SOL!

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  43. I am proud to be a member of this amazing community that found time to write, read and comment every day in March. I never know “how” I am going to do it; yet, every year, it happens because I make it happen. I’ll be back next Tuesday!

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  44. Thank you TWT for organizing this challenge. Thank you to all of the other slicers for inspiring me through your posts. Thank you for all of you comments and support. I love being a part of this community of writers. This was my first time participating in the Slice of Life challenge and I am so glad that I was a part of this experience!

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  45. I am so proud to have completed my first Slice of Life challenge! I posted and commented everyday for the month of March. Next year I would like to get my third graders involved too. Since I was new to it this year, I figured I would try it myself! The rewards have been more than I could have hoped. I introduced my class to a blogging challenge for the month of April yesterday and I’m hoping the catch the blogging bug like I did. I look forward to more Tuesday Slicing! Thanks!

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  46. Although it sometimes felt as though the words wouldn’t come, I kept at it. It’s far easier commenting on someone else’s brilliance than coming up with ideas to write! Thank you for the opportunity. 🙂

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  47. Thanks TWT friends for such a supportive environent to complete my second March Slice of Life posting and commenting daily in March. What a treat to be part of this community and write every day!

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  48. Completed my first slice of life challenge and am grateful for the journey. I posted every day and was inspired daily by the posts I read of other slicers. The comments I left on fellow slices made me realize that in addition to making personal connections, I need to also think about other feedback. I plan on slicing on Tuesdays. Thankful for this community.

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  49. Yep, wrote every day in March, posted the link, and commented on at least three other blogs daily. And this year, I’m seriously considering joining the Tuesday slicers!

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  50. I’m amazed that I managed it, this being my first time blogging, but I did post and comment every day in March. I wish I’d had time to do more than the minimum number of comments! I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge… thank you to everyone who made it work! I’m invested in my packmagic blog and will continue with it.

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