It’s time for SOL Tuesday! #sol18 #TWTBlog

The 11th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge and the 6th Annual Classroom Slice of Life Story Challenge are a week-and-a-half away. If you’re gearing up for this commitment, check out a post long-time Slicer Michelle Nero wrote a few years ago. It contains ten tips to help you get ready for the month-long challenge.

Updated Comment Guidelines for the SOL Tuesdays and the month-long SOLSC:

Several years ago, the TWT co-author team created comment guidelines. This past weekend, we made some updates to our commenting guidelines. Please refer to these when writing your slice of life stories and commenting as part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge.

  • Self-Promotion: The links in the comment section of our Slice of Life Story Challenge posts are meant to lead our readers to stories from people’s lives.
    • Blog posts should not be selling something (goods and/or services) under the pretense of being part of the Slice of Life Story Challenge.
    • Please don’t use your comment or link to your blog for self-promotion of any paid goods and/or services.
  • Linking and Running: Please do not just drop off the link to your Slice without commenting on at least three other Slice of Life stories (shared by others in the comments section of Two Writing Teachers). Comments are the foundation of this community. If you choose to link early in the morning, please return later that day to leave at least three comments for your fellow writers.
  • Etiquette: In our community of writers, it is generally considered poor blogging etiquette to leave a comment that contains your personal contact information and/or signature, implying that you expect a comment in return for the one you left. Please refrain from including your URL, Twitter handle, email address, or other contact info in your comment. Our daily calls for slices are where all participants can find the writers they are looking for.
  • Spam: It’s not just big advertisers who spam. Spam can include: Copying and pasting a comment from one post to another or leaving a message, such as, “Nice post. Visit my blog at…” These are forms of spam.
Please note: We reserve the right to remove any comment deemed inappropriate and/or in violation of our commenting guidelines.

Announcements:

  • We need just a couple more seasoned Slicers to help us with the Welcome Wagon in March. (THANK YOU TO THE FOLKS WHO HAVE MADE A COMMITMENT TO WELCOMING NEW SLICERS!) Please click here to sign up for the Welcome Wagon.
  • If you’re planning to write with us in March, then please click here (if you haven’t already) to fill out the participant information form, which went live on Sunday.
  • Many potential new Slicers dip their toe into the water on Tuesdays in February.
    • If you’re a first-time Slicer, please make note of that when you leave the permalink to your blog post.
    • If you’re a longtime Slicer, please make an effort to commenting on at least one new blogger’s post today. If you don’t see anyone new when you link up, then click on someone’s link who is new to you!
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