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SOLSC Participant Pledge

Giveaway Image V1 (1)Congratulations!  You have completed the 9th 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 Sunday, April 10th.  To enter, please leave a comment on this post before Monday, 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 9th 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.

Yesterday, I posted a video put together by Bonnie Kaplan, a long time slicer. Be sure to check out the video she prepared just for our community of writers full of inspirational spaces! Thank you, Bonnie, for taking the time to create this for our community. 

Thank you and good luck!

Betsy Hubbard View All

Daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and writer.

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  1. What a privilege and honor to be part of this community for the third year. Every year is different and special! Thank you to TWT for hosting this amazing challenge and providing such a valuable forum for teachers to connect and share! See you next year!

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  2. Stacey and the SOL16 team, what with trying to get my Winter Wanderings Gallery up, I almost missed the SOL16 deadline for meeting all the requirements of the month-long challenge. I was so taken by the collegiality and warmth of slicers that I knew and those I met along the way that I humbly say I am so delighted to have met the challenge. Thank you so much for providing the space for all of us to build community. PS: My connectivity went down at #TheEdCollabGathering so I did not see your session. I will need to go back and review it.

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  3. This was my first SOLSC. I didn’t officially sign up at the start because I was not sure if I could make it happen. But I jumped in and completed the 31 days! I thoroughly enjoyed reading “slices,” commenting, and responding to comments. But most of all, getting to know so many fellow slicers. Thanks to all at TWT for hosting. I look forward to Tuesdays.

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  4. Excited to have done it this year. Almost gave up at the half way mark when our wireless seemed to malfunction but got it done! The reward has been learning to write daily and of course learning from many wonderfully talented slicers here! Thank you all for your efforts! A truly Magical March!

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  5. I have learned so much about myself this past month and I cannot wait to continue to blog and develop as a writer and blogger. Thanks to the wonderful hosts!

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  6. First time Slicer here… super excited to have finished the challenge and looking forward to many more moments shared! Thanks TWT!!! 🙂 I had a blast and have made new friends.

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  7. I really appreciated this opportunity. I was skeptical coming in, basically unsure of myself as a writer to come up with something to write about every day. I almost found it to be therapeutic everyday to write my blog. It was a great chance to reflect on my day, as well as read other’s perspectives on everyday life as well.

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  8. Every day, every way possible I fulfilled the pledge. It was a joy to be part of the Challenge for the second time, and an honor to be part of the Welcome Wagon to help make new Slicers feel welcomed and encouraged.

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  9. Thank you for this tremendous opportunity to learn from other writers, and from myself. The act of writing for an audience, daily, for 31 days (!), was transformative. Reading and commenting on other writers’ posts stretched me in ways I could not have predicted, and created a community. I am so glad I finally took the plunge and can now say that I completed the SOLC!

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  10. Thank you for this challenge!! 31 consecutive blog posts by 8:59pm each night (West Coast…that part was hard!) and at least 3 comments each day. I loved reading others’ posts and I learned so much from my experience of writing, reading, commenting, repeat!

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  11. Thank you to our hosts, TWT & to this community. The blogs and comments have been uplifting. I have learned from everyone I’ve interacted with across the 31 days. My outlook is forever changed because of living this challenge. This year I learned that one of the most important things about writing is the reflection.

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  12. What another amazing March challenge! See you on Tuesdays!

    I verify I have faithfully executed the 9th 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! Michelle

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  13. Thanks for yet another year of the SOL Challenge…I sliced each and every day, and loved it! Can’t wait for Tuesdays. Thank you to the TWT blog authors for hosting this challenge! 🙂

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  14. Thank you for the encouragement and the support to write. It has helped me professionally and personally. I wish I could go back in time and tell my 10 year old self how writing in grown-up life is actually fun!

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  15. This was my first time ever slicing–and I signed up to do it every day for a whole month? Crazy! Thank goodness I did! I enjoyed connecting with people and gained a lot of confidence along the way. I’ll be back on Tuesdays and I’ll continue to enjoy reading what others write as well. Thanks for making this challenge so fun, and for all the support along the way!

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  16. This was my first time doing this challenge and it was amazing! I started feeling afraid that I would never be able to keep up, but with all the amazing and supportive comments from this lovely community, I was able to post and comment every day! And I am off to write a little more tonight!! Thanks to all.

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  17. This was my first year “slicing” and I posted as well as commented everyday except the day I unexpectedly ended up in the ER during an ETR meeting at school (Day 23). I did go back and post that day and commented on at least three writers.
    This was such a great experience for me. I’m really looking forward to trying it out on Tuesdays also. 🙂
    Thanks so much to the Two Writing Teachers!

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  18. It is so exciting to see so many first year slicers who completed the challenge. These results validate not only the power of writing everyday, but also the power of this community. My third year was the hardest but the faithful kept me going. Thank you TWT!

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  19. It was another great year of slicing! Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers crew for hosting and thank you to my fellow slicers who made me laugh and cry at their stories and who left encouraging comments on mine. See you Tuesday!

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  20. This was awesome! Thank you for organizing it. I wish I had been able to comment more, but writing was tough to begin with! Next year I’ll do better. Thanks to everyone who sliced, all of the readers, and the organizers.

    See you on Tuesdays! 🙂

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  21. I fulfilled the criteria for the pledge. The commenting part gets harder every year because we keep growing and I try to read as many as possible. 🙂 Thank you for the opportunity. Now I just hope I can continue. 🙂

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  22. I enjoyed every day of my first writing challenge. You are an amazingly supportive and talented group of writers. I feel honored to have been a part of it. Many thanks to the TWT folks who work so hard to make this happen. I am very grateful.

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  23. This is awesome challenge. Truly inspired me to go above and beyond my writing level. I enjoyed learning more about myself as well as learning more about other writers.

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  24. This is always a fun and rewarding challenge! So glad I finished it. I’m thinking about the poetry challenge… I think I’ll try it out. Thank you!

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    • I loved this challenge and worked hard to meet it ! Please include me in the prize giveaway / participants pledge. It was totally worth all of the deadlines and I enjoyed it so much!

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  25. Thanks for offering the opportunity. I wasn’t sure I could write each day and comment on three posts, but I did it! Thanks to all of you for writing and for the challenge hosts for pushing us.

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  26. When I participated for the first time in SOLSC challenge i thought I would write just for a month and gave this as a name to my blog. This was my sixth year to participate. My blog name makes me laugh. Thank you TWT for getting me hooked on writing. See you on Tuesdays!

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  27. I made it! This was my first year participating in the challenge, and I am proud to say that I posted everyday and responded to at least three other blog posts. Some days I just kept reading, and reading other posts because they were all so great! I have really enjoyed the experience and am looking forward to posting on Tuesdays. Thank you!

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  28. Superb video! Thanks, TWT and friends. It was another writerly March. (I’ve already noticed five things I could slice about today!)

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  29. I just love this challenge and look forward to it every year! Thank you all for everything you do to make this an awesome and meaningful experience!

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  30. Last year Adrienne Wiley and Erika Larson Calhoun inspired me to do this challenge. I am so grateful for the two of them, plus Shawnda Fukano for keeping me going this year! I had so much fun capturing moments with my son, moments in my car, moments in my school district, and more. I also really appreciated the welcome wagon of commenters. I am inspired to continue each Tuesday with slicing and I can’t wait for next year. I’m also pondering starting an education related blog sometime in the near future. Thanks!

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  31. This challenge did indeed change me! I see the world differently, always looking for those moments. And of course writing. I can’t imagine my life without it! Thank you, Dana, for the challenge, and thank you TWT for this gift!

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  32. “I verify I have faithfully executed the 9th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge.” I wrote a Slice of Life Story about my life every day in March and “strengthened the writing community by commenting on at least three other Slice of Life blogs each day.” And I am glad I did 🙂

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  33. Year one complete! And to think I thought that committing to every Tuesday would be a challenge! I have enjoyed writing everyday. I have enjoyed the community of writers found here. I have enjoyed reading others’ posts. Thank you to the community! Thank you to the TWT ladies for your commitment and for your encouragement to us all! Looking forward to Tuesdays and next year’s challenge!

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  34. Thanks to all for another great month, and thanks to Bonnie for creating the video. Lots of time went into it I know, and it’s terrific to see everyone’s special writing space.

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  35. This was my second year of SOL. This year was easier to complete than last year. I really enjoyed the community and getting to know the other writers through their writing. Thank you for creating/organizing/hosting this challenge. I’m looking forward to next year!

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  36. Great month of reading and sharing! Looking forward to year 6 and of course Tuesdays. Big thanks to our TWT hosts amazing job as always!

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  37. I enjoyed every day of this year’s SOL Challenge! I am sad it is over already, but I am excited to continue to Slice on Tuesdays! Thank you TWT for this challenge and reminding me (again) that writers need to write!

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  38. I verify I have faithfully executed the 9th 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.

    This was my first Slice of Life Challenge and I loved it and I am already in mourning missing it!! I have met some great people and connected with others. One is joining me during the month of April to have a Poetry Slice Challenge!! Thank you to everyone who connected or commented on my blog. Thank you to our hosts!! Because of you, I am a better writer!!

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  39. This was my first year participating in the Slice Challenge and I really loved it. The daily writing was a challenge, but to read other people’s and leave comments and to read comments left on my writing was incredibly enjoyable. Thank you for all your hard work to make this happen and bring such a wonderful writing community together!

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  40. Yes, we did it! I finished my 5th year of writing. Always a great experience! See you on Tuesdays. Thanks again TWT for all you work and organization you made it easy, fun and a great way to learn!

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  41. Grateful for the challenge. This was my second year participating in the March challenge. I think I am ready for the next step- the weekly slice of life.

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  42. I finished my 5th Slice of Life Challenge! Thanks for providing a safe and nurturing environment for writing. What a wonderful group of people here!

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  43. Proud to have completed my second year of slicing. Thank you for a wonderful month and this supportive community. I’ll see you all on Tuesdays!

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  44. The morning after is so hard! I’ve so enjoyed this month and getting to meet so many new faces through their stories. Looking forward to Tuesday! Thank you TWT for the tireless work you put in behind the scenes.

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  45. ‘Preciate the Two Writing Teachers Team commitment to creating a community of writers. In the spirit of sustaining the daily writing habit, I’m off to blog through April in the AtoZChallenge.

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  46. Thank you for everything the TWT team did to make this a successful year of slicing for me. I can’t wait to make Tuesdays part of my weekly routine.

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  47. The routine is so well established that I was up at 4:30 to check for comments and read new pieces. Today is a day of rest, but tomorrow, that’s a new story to be written!
    Thanks again for a wonderful experience. It has been great!

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  48. I’m experiencing that “what do I do now?” feeling, the same one I had on April 1st last year! My answer for now will be continued Tuesday slicing. Thank you so much for providing this space to express our thoughts and improve our skills!

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  49. Thanks to all at TWT for creating this space to write and share. And thanks to all who left comments. It was a great month. Looking forward to Tuesdays.

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  50. I woke this morning feeling at a slight loss–no slice to revise and post? no comments to make? no blogs to visit? This has been a fabulous month and was my second time to complete the March challenge. The whole process was a gift! Thanks again to our amazing TWT hosts!

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