I started my blog for the March Challenge at Two Writing Teachers, and after completing that, I have kept on writing and posting each Tuesday. Just over fifty posts in six months seemed like a good time to look back over all the posts and comments. It’s a manageable task right now, with 53 posts.
I thought it was time for some updating. I added categories. I added some links. I played around with changing the theme, but I didn’t find one I like better so I am keeping Twenty Ten from WordPress for now.
I wonder why pictures on some of my posts are gone. On some posts, particularly the poems, the layout of the lines has gone crazy. I edit, and it looks right, then later when I come back, it is scrambled again. Seems like I come up against roadblocks in my understanding and use of technology pretty often. Maybe I will try to find a “techie” to help me learn about more of the features I could use.
The power of comments is just as great when you go back to reread. I found some that still make me think deeply. Some make me laugh. There are many that make me wish we could sit around the kitchen table and chat. One post had no comments. A few posts had only 1 or 2 comments. (It made me wonder what I may have missed reading and commenting on from other slicers!) I wished for more feedback on some, but most had multiple comments, and after rereading over 300 comments, I am more grateful than ever to all who take time to read and then share their thoughts. It is just amazing! That “conversation” is the best thing about SOLSC. I’ve thought so since my first post!
Rereading some of the posts, I thought they didn’t really come out quite as I intended. Rereading some had me thinking, that’s really terrible writing! Overall, I was pleased with what I have written. There are some pieces I think I could revise, expand, improve. Some pieces I really like just the way they are. I liked certain types (villanelle poetry, for example) of writing I tried, and thought I should try them again with different topics.
It will be interesting to look back in another six months. I sure hope I am still going strong, and ready for another month of writing when March rolls around again.