Most of the people that I've seen come in so far know who I am, but for those who don't - I'm Gary. clauderainsrm is my user name, but most people just call me Gary. Or "Evil Overlord". Sometimes they are joking about the last one. Sometimes they are "kinda" joking about it. :)
I figured that having Green Rooms during the Sign Up period might be a good way to give folks that chance to interact and get back into the swing of things as we gear up for the new season.
Again, for the newbies and those who may have forgotten - Green Rooms are spaces for the writers, and community members, to come together and socialize. They can much talk about whatever they feel like talking about. Sometimes I might introduce a conversation starter based on whatever is going on in my own head at the moment. But sometimes it's just going to be "How are you doing?" kind of a thing.
Topic posts and the Sign Up Sheet are only for links. Anything else will be deleted. That's to make it easier to keep track of who has turned something in. Imagine going to the post and seeing that 116 entries have been submitted, and clicking the comment button to see that it was only 4 and they are spaced out in between a bunch of people talking to each other. It's an extreme example, but that's the kind of thing I'm hoping to avoid.
Speaking of the Sign Up Sheet:
The sign up sheet is active https://therealljidol.livejournal.com/1060711.html
PLEASE SHARE the link and encourage people to sign up! I do have a target number. I know LJ isn't "LJ" anymore as far as activity. (and no, I'm not revealing it right now) But I think it's still a realistic target to be satisfied that it's enough people to make a good season. I'm pretty sure we are going to be hitting it. But part of that is folks getting the word out.
I've been thinking about doing an "Idol advice" before Week 1 of common mistakes writers make that get them eliminated early on. But maybe I'll save that for the weekend.
I'm really looking forward to this season. I hope you are as well.
So... how have you been?