Letters to Tuvia Y3/#sol18 3/28: Back in the Groove for 28 Days

Morning T and Slicers,

No sunshine to begin the day but to write, there’s the light of my screen and the clicking of fingers on the keyboard… and we’re off…

Just a few more days and as most of us are probably wondering… where will we go from here?  What will motivate us to keep writing regularly?

It was hard to keep going this year.  It was overwhelming to scroll down to the blank comment box to post my slice link on the daily Two Writing Teachers spot.  And it was so hard to feel satisfied responding to other slicers because as many as I could read and respond to there were so many more that I had to leave behind. I’m wondering if there’s a way to solve this problem?  Is anyone else feeling the frustration?

All the issues aside, I love seeing the swirling of my thoughts focused and clear on the page.  I love this process… writing, reading slices, knowing that others read me, support me.  Love it.

I loved writing through the month and I want to continue… how will that look in April?  And what about Facebook????

And, seriously, I hope we are all still here next March…

A journey begins… Off to Passover with the Kaplan Family

Bonnie S.

6 thoughts

  1. I wrote a post a few days ago about just this thing with some ideas I might follow for keeping in the writing habit next month. Or not. We’ll see where the month takes me! I also wonder about how we might be more effective commenters and make sure that some slicers aren’t left without comments. Maybe I just wasn’t paying attention in years past, but I don’t remember seeing so many posts with just 1 or 2 comments. I have commented much more than I have in the past for just that reason–hate seeing slicers not getting to experience that wonderful sense of community!

  2. Commenting is frustrating when there are so many choices. I tend to stick with those who comment on my post and add a few more who entice me with their tag. By evening my eyes are worn out so the late slicers don’t get much from me. What app did the photo on the left? Happy Passover to you. (Is that appropriate to say?)

  3. I am amazed at how many people write daily. It is a big community, like a huge conference, where you might not even meet everyone, let alone get to know them. I have tried commenting the three before me, always some old friends, and some new people. On some days it has been just the three. I feel sad, but have learned to show self-compassion and forgive myself. I know I will continue blogging on Tuesdays at TWT blog and on Saturday’s at Ruth Ayres’ blog. I hope to meet you there.

  4. I too find the number of writers overwhelming almost every day and feel sad that there are some participants I have not yet found. I TRY to respond to at least 2 “unfamiliar” people every day as well as 2 familiar blogs and the people on either side of my post! I wasn’t able to blog every Tuesday in the past few years but I am reminded as I move the March of the POWER of writing. I am recommitting to the weekly challenge of TWT and Ruth Ayers. Friends like you are my inspiration.

  5. It would be nice if we could comment to everyone who posts but that is next to impossible. I know that I would get nothing else accomplished that day and to do that for a whole month, well, I’m afraid I would lose my happy home. I admit that there are those I read every day. If someone new leaves a comment on my blog then I will read and comment on theirs as well. I know I will continue with the Tuesday blogs and I hope to increase the number of comments I leave. I guess time will tell.

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