Okay, so we are fourteen days in and I have to ask, “Am I doing this right?” The blog thing is totally new to me. Writing a blog post each and every day for thirty-one days is totally new to me. Trying not to put people to sleep while reading my post is totally new to me. Writing is the only thing about this whole experience that is not new to me, but I keep wondering, “Am I doing this right?” (I am impressed that I made it fourteen days without asking this question.)
So, about a week and a half ago (three days into the month of March), I created a weekly schedule of writing topics. Here is my schedule:
Monday: Reflection – Highs and Lows
Tuesday: Miscellaneous school topics/lessons (reading, writing, and/or science)
Thursday: About me
Friday: Stories (Notice that I love to write stories:)
Saturday: ELA lesson
Honestly, I love the challenge of posting on a blog each day. I love reading the blogs of other “slicers” even more. I find such inspiration in the posts and find myself navigating through so many posts when I should be doing other things (laundry, dishes, grading, lesson plans). Also, the feedback that I get from others is awesome. The responses are so thorough, honest, and positive. I try to give the same feedback to fellow writers. Again, I hope that “I’m doing this right.”
Each day, I spend time writing stories, and as you can see from my weekly calendar, I love posting excerpts of my stories on my blog (almost 30% of the week – two of the seven days). If I was certain that readers would not get extremely bored of this, I would probably post excerpts of my stories five of the seven days.:) The blog post makes me reflect immediately on my daily writing (I usually only reflected after writing big chunks of my story), and it also gives me another topic to write about during the day.
We are almost to the halfway mark of the month, and I’m already thinking about what my weekly schedule look like after the month is complete. It won’t be every day, but it will be three to four times a week, and I PROMISE that it won’t be “stories” every time. I am hoping to start next year’s March of writing without the question of “Am I doing this right?” hanging over my head. I’m confident that I’ll be ready by next year.