Chloe here. I'm taking over today before Mom writes. I just have one thing to talk about today--that stupid March blogging thingamajig.
Oh, Geez. Here she goes again! Every year she has to whine about this.
DON'T DO IT.
For years my mom has written during March. I really don't care about the first year. I wasn't even born yet. But let me tell you about the last few of years. By the time I get done, you will understand why you shouldn't even begin to write.....
Please. Don't listen to her.
First, do you realize you have to write every day??? Every day for a month. You have to find a time to write, you know. When are you going to do that? Probably during the time you should be taking your cute little furry sons and daughters for a walk or playing with them.
Actually, I write with my students at school during Creative Writing
or in the morning before I go to school.
Second, you have to think of something to write about Every. Single. Day. Think about that. Unless you have a cute, furry, intelligent fur baby like me, you probably aren't that interesting. Just what will you write about?
I started a Pinterest board with writing ideas.
I found last year that this really helped. Also, don't be
afraid to copy the style of a post you like. Slicers
don't mind imitation!
Third, the stress. You'll always be thinking about what you are going to write next. Then you'll worry about when you are going to post. And is your post good enough to even share? Trust me. Your mental health can't take writing for a month. Cuddle your fur baby instead. That will keep your stress level under control.
Whoa, Chloe! No stress. And we all write posts that aren't the best.
The important thing is we are writing. Sharing our story.
Slicers understand we can't always write a masterpiece!
And then, of course, you aren't done with the writing of a post. You have to COMMENT on other people's posts! Really. You are supposed to go and read what other people write and tell them how good they did.
Now she's just being ridiculous. Yes. You should read and comment on other posts.
But it's not that big of a deal.
It's one of my favorite parts of the March challenge.
I started in 2011 and made great blogging friends. They are the first
people I visit each day. And then, I try someone new. It's fun and relaxing.
Whatever, Mom. It's a silly challenge. I know you won't give it up, 'cause you always tell me "If you're going to be a teacher of writers, you have to write." I don't even know what that means. You don't have to have fur to be a mom to a fur baby, why do you have to write to teach it? Crazy.
Well, that's it for today. Don't listen to Chloe. The Slice of Life Challenge
is fun, exercises your writing muscles, and you'll make some new friends.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go play with my spoiled dog!