April 15th, 2013

Idol: Exhibit A

Green Room - Week 12 - Day 4

After the discussion a few days ago, I was thinking about “How do you bring ‘single contestant voters’ into the fold?” Because that’s something that happens quite a bit, people will start off just showing up because they really like their friend, and end up checking out other writers, and before they know it, they are hooked! Next thing you know they are hanging out by the dumpsters at libraries, hoping that someone might throw away a short essay and getting treated at the Free Clinic for a broken F5 finger.

I happen to really like “rec lists”. I know there are times when they aren’t the most popular things, but for the life of me I can’t understand why. Unless of course, the people who oppose them never tell their friends about anything else they like. “Did you see a cool move? Hear a new band? PLEASE DON’T POST ABOUT THEM!” No one wants to hear what you like! That’s not what blogging is for! Spend more time posting cat pictures! Unless of course, you can post rec lists in the form of cat pictures. “This cat wants a cheeseburger – and another entry from (fill in your favorite writer)”

When they see someone they trust – you – telling them “Hey, check this out” – it has a way to transforming single contestant voters into “willing to go on a blind date with that entry” people – maybe even into “it’s complicated”! Until before they realize it, things aren’t all that “complicated” anymore and they are full on “in a relationship” with many different writers, like the poly-LJ users that they are, embracing diversity and gender-neutral pronouns!

Check out the entries as they come in: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/642519.html
And hopefully the remaining 6 will get on it, and start posting their entries there! : D
Idol: Exhibit A

Vote - Week 12

A few words from clauderainsrm:

Please take the time to tell the people you love just how much they mean to you.

On days like these - no, nevermind that, it’s not just “days like these”, it’s every single day.

Just f’ing tell them.

What happened today in Boston was completely senseless and our thoughts and prayers are with the people of the city, and the families around the world. Because the Boston Marathon truly is a worldwide event, people come from all over the place to take part. So it’s not just a Boston thing, or a US thing, it’s a People thing.

We are all in this humanity thing together, it’s about time that we started acting like it.

In that spirit, here’s the poll - so we can judge each some folks and eventually eliminate them, thus crushing their hopes and dreams!

What? You expected a better segue?

We are currently at our Top 6, and after this, we will have our Top 4! Which, for those of you who have a difficult time at math, means we are losing two.

It’s going to be a difficult decision, but take the time to read everything, comment, and vote for your favorites - and tell a friend or three to do the same. Especially those first two, because who doesn’t love feedback?

The poll closes Thursday, April 18th at 9pm EDT

Good luck to everyone!

Poll #1908641 LJ Idol, Exhibit A, Week Twelve
This poll is closed.

The Ballot: