The whole “Black Friday”/”Cyber Monday” shopping pressure will soon be upon you, if it is not already.
So, if you are going to use Amazon.com to buy anything, you might as well click this link and go through Idol! http://astore.amazon.com/li0cd-20
I’ve added more stuff, and will be adding more in a few days with the release of <lj user=”java_fiend”>’s book! But more to the point, if you go through that link, it’s a chance to help Idol by doing something you were already going to do! (shop at Amazon)
I’ll be frank – no one has. But maybe someone will.
For those asking, I’m still putting together Season 9. I want this coming season to be a lot of fun for everyone, and so far, it’s looking like it will be!
I’ll admit, I am also hoping that we won’t have the interruptions in internet that have plagued that last couple of seasons. Granted, nothing can stop the freak storms. But something can be done about having to scramble to keep the net up a couple hours before deadline. Which is why I have the donation link available: </a>
On one hand, I always feel guilty about bringing it up. On the other – I went almost 8 seasons without a peep about that sort of thing, so I guess I’m making up for it! ;)
All donations go toward paying for internet. When we have enough to cover the cost of a full season, I’ll shut up about it. ;)
I noticed a drop in the responses to the NANOWRIMOREORDIE posts. I’m not sure if this means that fewer people are interested in a place to keep track/be threatened or if the folks who are doing it are just busy writing and the folks who aren’t simply don’t care.
It’s kind of weird to make posts and as a result, our “community ranking”/influence go into a free fall!
Definitely not the intent of these updates. Pretty much the opposite in fact. So, I’ll throw it out there - what do you want to see in the interim? Maybe some sort of infrequent chat posts? More Work Shops? I’ve considered reviving my “Idol Junior” concept… (writing sprints), secession petitions?