A New Challenge

#SOL20
Day 1/31

Today is the start of “Slice of Life 2020.” This blogging challenge is sponsored by twowritingteachers.com and is in its 13th year. It was this challenge that inspired me to finally start my blog. I had been seeing writing colleagues’ posts and so wanted to be a part of the excitement. I finally mustered up enough courage to begin my blog, “Practicing What I Teach,” and join in the fun. This is my fifth year participating in the challenge.

For those of you who may not know, the challenge is to write and post on my blog everyday in the month of March; then upload my post to twowritingteachers.com and comment on at least three other posts. Some days the writing comes easy; other days it is a struggle, but I have successfully completed the challenge the past four years, so I am hoping I can do it again this year.

I am so grateful to the other participants of this challenge for their inspiration. As I read and comment on various posts each day, I find so many ideas for things to write about. I get a chance to see glimpses of the world through the eyes of others and gain a new perspective. The words of encouragement I receive from other writers always reminds me of what I should and hopefully am doing for my students as well as my writing communities.

Even though I am a little apprehensive beginning this challenge, I know that I will become a better writer, responder, and teacher because of it. Let the March blogging begin!

7 thoughts on “A New Challenge

  1. Rita, I think this is my fourth year. Glad to see you on Slice! I agree – a great way to improve as a writer and responder. So many fabulous ideas to grow more writing! I will visit often – a great way to catch up with you. See you at Continuity on Saturday. Much love!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I agree. It’s always intimidating at first but by the end of the month I’m always thrilled I participated. There are SO many wonderful writers out there I’d never be exposed to without Two Writing Teachers. 🙂 As you said, “Let the March Blogging begin.”

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Five years! Good for you!

    “I am so grateful to the other participants of this challenge for their inspiration. As I read and comment on various posts each day, I find so many ideas for things to write about.” I LOVE THIS LINE! This is exactly why I enjoy this challenge. By the end of the month, I am SO inspired.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to astarowicz Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s