Raise your hand if you LOVE Slicing!
Hang on, I have to raise one too! Thanks to Ruth and Stacey for this Challenge 🙂
If you’re new to the experience and wondering what happens at the end of the month, know that it never ends. Every Tuesday Slicing continues:).
I’ve been reading Elsie and Kevin and other Slicers sharing their slicing experiences so I’m going to take up the inspiration and write a bit about my own blogging life, because it’s a bit of a mystery to me.
I’ve been blogging a long time, probably since early 2006 and then more regularly since the summer of 2006 when I became part of the National Writing Project blogging community with Kevin and other NWP techies. Kevin dove into blogging:writing posts and then reading other blogs, lots of blogs and one was mine. So I had great incentive to write a post and know I would be read regularly.
I’ve been writing every day since then. I got a great idea from another Slicer, Stacie to write to an image using a great theme on WordPress that enlarged the photo and its resolution and whatever the dominant color in the photo, that became the background color for the post. It was fantastic and stimulating since I was already loving my digital camera. That continued for a long time until a year or so ago when blog creator changed the format and the photo stopped blowing up and maybe that was enough to turn me off. Seems ridiculous and maybe there was more to it but one morning I just stopped grabbing a photo and beginning my writing into the day routine.
I LOVE beginning my day with writing and a glass of OJ and the political conversation on MSNBC with Morning Joe and now I’m back to my routine and I’m hoping that I stay with it.
Now it does help if you have readers and commenters but the public writing for me is even more important. I’ve been in other writing communities, shared photos in a Flickr group called Photo Fridays, Kevin and I co-facilitate an online National Writing Project iAnthology for NWP writers and like everything else, I am in and committed and then I take a break spontaneously . It’s like Facebook and Twitter. I have accounts for both and love the experiences but I come and go in regularity without rhyme or reason.
But I think my daily blogging is more about me as writer moving out of privacy of a real journal. Writing to a live audience, that’s what’s been so exciting and I want that morning routine back. So I’m hoping that no matter what, I continue on April 1st to write into the morning…who else will be writing that April 1st Slice?