Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SOLS: Happy 100!

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After starting this blog one cold and dreary day in February while my girls were napping, I have made it to 100 posts!  Yes, this right here, that you are now reading, that is freshly written, is absolutely, positively post number one hundred!  So, I thought I'd share some of my reflections about writing and blogging:

  • I'm a writer!  I'm not trying for book deals here . . . yet. I'm just trying to share my thinking and grow as a reader, writer, and teacher of both.
  • I enjoy writing poetry.  Not form or structured poems, just free verse.  I've written more poetry over the last couple months than I have ever written in my entire life.  I've fallen in love with poetry.
  • I loved participating in the March challenge.  Ruth challenged me to start a blog and to just start writing.  I was motivated.  I was actively searching for ideas to capture.  Currently, my writer's notebook is whispering to me, baring its' blank pages that are waiting to be scribbled upon again as frequently as I did last March.
  • I cannot even believe how much I've written.  I know my writing has slowed from week to week and I'm lucky enough to write my 'Slice of Life' for Tuesday. Hey, no excuses, but I am a mom of twin 17 month old girls and a full time teacher!  But what an accomplishment!  I just started browsing through previous posts and I'm quite amazed!  It feels pretty good.  No, it feels awesome!
  • There are so many awesome authors, writers, and teachers out there in the TWT community.  I throughly enjoy learning from you each week.  I love reading your new stories and your sagas that continue.  It's amazing the "friends" that I've never met, yet I know so much about through their writing each week.  Thank you for always being open and honest.

Thank you for sharing in this happy "100" day!

Happy 100th Birthday Cake

Woo-hoo!

11 comments:

  1. It is amazing how powerful blogging. I have so much enjoyed the chance to reflect and communicate with others.

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  2. This is something to celebrate! Your thoughts and poems are ones I look forward to reading each week. The slice community is an incredible source of inspiration.

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  3. Congratulations. I look forward to your writing every week. I know it is hard to find time for writing but it is worth it. Keep writing.
    Terje

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  4. It's a great feeling, isn't it. I have always felt a connection to you since we started our blogs and slicing at about the same time. I look forward to your poetry especially--

    On to 200!

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  5. Oh-love the cake! Well, more seriously, congratulations. You have written a lot & I've enjoyed your ideas and experiences all through these months. Looking forward to more...

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  6. Woo-hoo! I love your reflections and can't wait to share it with other teachers. So glad you took the plunge and joined the blogging community. Life is richer with you.
    Congrats,
    Ruth

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  7. Congratulations on sticking with your blog. I love reading your posts and hearing your thoughts. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Isn't it AMAZING! Congratulations! I love that you took the time to look back and share how you have changed. The TWT community has been and continues to be a powerful experience. Do you ever go back to that moment when you decided to create your blog and publish that first post?

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  9. Yeah! What a great accomplishment. 100 thoughts and ideas in less then a year. I have loved reading your blog and look forward to the next 100.

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  10. Yay, Michelle! 100!!! Congratulations. I am looking forward to the next 100.

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  11. Hi Michelle!
    I have nominated you for 2 awards Blogs on Fire and The Versatile Blogger Award. You can go to my blog and copy/paste the awards and then nominate 10 of your own. Don't forget to tell us 7 things about you!
    Happy Blogging!
    Tammy
    www.klingercafe.com

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.