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Green Room - Week 18 - Day 4

Following this mini-season, I have something planned that I would love to have everyone not only participate in, but also to promote. It's a special event for the 10th anniversary of LJ Idol so I'd love for you to get out your thinking caps on ways that you can help get the word out!

I've sent emails to the folks I had been talking to inside Livejournal before Season 9, hoping they could help out - but no response. I'm wondering if they even still work there.

No details yet - because closing out *this mini-season* is what we are focused on now. But I'm pretty excited about celebrating. I hope it's as much fun in reality as it is in my head!

(I have someone tentatively working on the graphics for it, which will be awesome if it works out the way that it should).

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This sort of ties into the the idea of "Where should you promote to get new writers". Because going into existing writing communities and promoting IMO is rude. I definitely don't condone that - unless there is some sort of open call policy where the Powers That Be have declared it OK. Non-dedicated spaces where writers just happen to be though - those are the sweet spot! ;)

Then again, it's a "special kind" of writer we are looking for... the kind that can survive and flourish in the Idol-atmosphere. So maybe we should start putting up signs in mental institutions!!!

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Speaking of the current mini-season- the new topic enrtries are due today! http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/919252.html

There is a Home Game for people not currently in the competition who want to write anyway: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/920176.html

and, of course, the Work Room: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/919439.html if you still need help banging something together!

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millysdaughter
Apr. 15th, 2016 02:35 pm (UTC)
At the boarding gate for the Crazy Train, I will put up a poster!
clauderainsrm
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:05 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks!
lordrexfear
Apr. 15th, 2016 03:30 pm (UTC)
How many of those ten seasons was I even in?

Do you have a LJ Idol Wikipedia? Cause that'd be cool.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:08 pm (UTC)
There have been 9 regular seasons and this is the first mini.

From *memory*: I want to say you showed up in Season 3. Maybe it was 4 though...but 3 feels right.

Definitely every time between there and Season 8. At least for a token appearance. I could check. But that's off the top of my head.

(which should answer your question - no, there's no Idol Wiki. Again, if someone wanted to create one, I'd want to OK the final draft, but I'd be OK with it.)

ellakite
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
Whachu talkin' bout, Gary?!
There have been 9 regular seasons and this is the first mini.

Yo, *GARY*! If "Exhibit A" and "Exhibit B" weren't either "regular seasons" or "mini-seasons"... then what do you consider them to have been?
clauderainsrm
Apr. 16th, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: Whachu talkin' bout, Gary?!
I meant to say "third". Until you said something, I swore that I *did*!

Weird.
ellakite
Apr. 17th, 2016 02:36 am (UTC)
Ah... I believe you.
I've had my own bouts of "not saying what I mean" lately. Must be something in the water...
murielle
Apr. 15th, 2016 03:48 pm (UTC)
If it is something we can print I'd be happy to ask the local library and bookstores if I could stick it up on their bulletin boards. I expect the kind of people who read bulletin boards would be right up idol alley.

(Um...I've been known to peruse a bulletin board or two.) 😊
clauderainsrm
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'll definitely let you know about that. Not sure how long the "open" period is going to be for this. But a physical campaign is definitely intriguingly old school. :)
murielle
Apr. 15th, 2016 09:00 pm (UTC)
Watch where your throwing that word "old" there, sonny! ;-))

clauderainsrm
Apr. 16th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
I'm an old white cis-gendered man who yells at things.

If I were running for President, "the kids" would all love me! :)
whipchick
Apr. 15th, 2016 04:45 pm (UTC)
There are definitely Facebook communities where people gather to talk about writing and opportunities but are not 'places to post and discuss your writing.' So some of them might be good.

clauderainsrm
Apr. 15th, 2016 05:56 pm (UTC)
"We offer the opportunity to be tortured and kicked. Eventually, you will probably be voted out. If this sounds like a good time: Check out LJ Idol!"
halfshellvenus
Apr. 15th, 2016 07:44 pm (UTC)
I still pimp Idol at my Journal-- including the Dreamwidth one--though I should add Twitter too.
lrig_rorrim
Apr. 15th, 2016 10:04 pm (UTC)
I'm excited by your nebulously described plans! And I will help promote the thing once there are more definites involved. :)

I'm feeling completely exhausted just from running some errands and writing a story. Starting to wonder if this lingering almost-sick from the cold last week isn't actually lingering-really-sick-but-not-as-bad. Sigh.
prog_schlock
Apr. 15th, 2016 10:38 pm (UTC)
I wonder if its less a matter of recruiting writers and more a matter of recruiting people with a strong desire to be social in an online community while writing?

I mean, I like the writing, but I love the social interaction.
xo_kizzy_xo
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:50 pm (UTC)

+1


;)

clauderainsrm
Apr. 16th, 2016 01:36 am (UTC)
It's a little of both actually. Every season has a flow of new talent to fill in the ranks of those who leave. We just need to make sure that we have those newbies, with fresh energy. It's what keeps us going and why we don't end up as a private club for a clique. :)

(which has always been a danger)

Ideally, some of those new people will be folks who also want to be social.
prog_schlock
Apr. 16th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
If LJI ever does become a private club, could we get brandy snifters and funny hats with horns on them?
clauderainsrm
Apr. 16th, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
We'll have to cut our sandwiches into four triangles and use frilly toothpicks.
prog_schlock
Apr. 16th, 2016 03:37 am (UTC)
Basically we'd be posh in all the best ways.
favoritebean
Apr. 15th, 2016 11:31 pm (UTC)
Do you know when the special would happen? I don't have a wide audience, but I can work on getting the word out. I just need to have my stuff together. Lame that the insiders at LJ are MIA.

By the way, since my topic was one of the suggested, I'm hoping to piece together a home game piece soon. Won't be this afternoon since *taxes* but hopefully this weekend?

prog_schlock
Apr. 16th, 2016 12:15 am (UTC)
Taxes aren't due until Monday (for real but google that just so you are sure) so you might be able to procrastinate two more days. I know I am!
favoritebean
Apr. 16th, 2016 12:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I just don't want the thought of doing taxes looming over my head all weekend. Good news is, the taxes are done and filed, so maybe I can write without distraction after all.
clauderainsrm
Apr. 16th, 2016 01:33 am (UTC)
As close to the 10th anniversary as this mini-season will allow. :)

But it will probably be closer to late May/June.
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