Last year was my first year participating in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC). Sharing writing about my personal life was a new commitment for me — one that felt (and continues to feel!) daunting at times. The daily support from my Welcome Wagon volunteers propelled me through the month and made me feel like a part of the Slicing community right from the start.
Please consider joining the Welcome Wagon and providing committed readership to a new Slicer!
As Kathleen Neagle Sokolowski shared in Resolve to Join the Welcome Wagon:
WHO: An educator who blogs and has participated in the March Slice of Life Story Challenge (SOLSC) at least once before.
WHAT: By signing up for the Welcome Wagon, you agree to receive a list of first-time Slicers and their blog urls. You commit to reading their blog posts each day of the challenge and leaving a comment on each post.
HOW MANY BLOGS WILL I BE ASSIGNED? The number of new bloggers you receive depends on how many New Slicers we have as well as how many Welcome Wagon volunteers sign up. Typically, Welcome Wagon volunteers start out with about 5-7 blogs. (Some do drop out during the challenge, so the number often reduces.)
CAN I SPECIFY A NUMBER OF BLOGGERS I WILL TAKE ON? We apologize, but we cannot tailor the number of new bloggers to each Welcome Wagon member. Coordinating the New Slicers and Welcome Wagon volunteers is a busy job that some of the co-authors take on while still doing our day jobs and also taking part in the challenge, too. We do our best to assign the same amount of bloggers to each Welcome Wagon volunteer and cannot accommodate requests.
CAN I BE A WELCOME WAGON VOLUNTEER FOR JUST PART OF THE CHALLENGE? In the past, we’ve had some volunteers who wanted to be on the Welcome Wagon but had travel plans later in the month and wouldn’t be able to finish out the challenge. Please only sign up if you can commit to commenting on the blogs for the entire month-long challenge.
WHY SHOULD I BE ON THE WELCOME WAGON? March is a marathon! It truly is a challenge to blog each day and comment on others’ posts. Being part of the Welcome Wagon does add something to your plate for sure….but you truly do make a difference for the New Slicers. for you!
WHEN DO I NEED TO SIGN UP BY? To help us in our coordinating efforts, please sign up by February 22, 2020. You can begin signing up today if you know you are up for the job!
Please fill out the Google form below if you would like to be part of the 2020 March SOLSC Welcome Wagon. We will reach out in February with more details.