The question of how to choose whose Slices to comment on has been going around. I have done it very differently this year than in years past.
I visit the Two Writing Teachers site, click on the link to that day, and start scrolling. I then pick out the first handful of Blogger posts I see. I read and comment and then write my Slice, post it, and link. Today is the 27th day I have done it this way.
Two interesting things to note about this method.
1) Why am I only choosing Blogger?
Here is the short version. After being frustrated many days during March's challenge last year I devised this plan.
The slighter longer version goes like this. I am part of an online community that requires I have a Wordpress account. When it was setup I didn't know that giving my Gmail address would be one of my biggest regrets. The rest of my online identity is linked to the Google world. If I try to comment on a Wordpress account it becomes complicated to keep my identity without it being tied to that realm of my life. (Yes, Two Writing Teachers is a Wordpress site and I have just had to resign myself to having to use my Twitter handle, but you get a monster avatar instead of a picture, etc.)
2) How is it working? Do I feel like I am always bumping into new people?
The interesting thing is that I have done my writing at the end of my day and since I tend to sit down at about the same time each day (as do others) I have had some consistency. It does have a different feel though. There are still people I have connected with through this community over the years and their posts go into my feeder. They will get comments from me after I have made it through March. The March challenge has grown so much, and I wasn't even around for the first couple of years!
I figure I will keep this method for the next four days, but who knows what I will cook up for next year.