April 15th, 2016

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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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Vote - Week 18

A few words from clauderainsrm:


For US residents, today is “Tax Day”. (Although because of Emancipation Day - tomorrow - there is an extension until Monday to actually get your taxes in.)

Why am I bringing this seemingly random thing up in a post about voting?

Because we are paying a toll.

This was the first week without byes, without a safety net.

Which means anyone who misses the deadline is eliminated.

In this case, that means impoetry is leaving us.

*kicks Brian*

Usually I’m sentimental. Not this time. *kicks Brian for such a hippie that he missed the deadline*

*kicks him one more time*.

Anyway - that’s one more spot forward for everyone else. Two more steps if you count that there is a sacrifice in this week’s poll. But that hasn’t officially happened yet, so let’s not get ahead of ourselves!

As for the rest of you - just because you are a little closer to the end, doesn’t mean you are safe.

The only thing “safe” about this week is that it’s safe to assume that you have some really good entries to read!

We are losing three contestants this week!

So make sure to read, comment and vote for your favorites! Then tell a friend to do the same!

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

Good luck to everyone!



Poll #2042403 Friends and Rivals, Week 18
This poll is closed.

The Ballot:

26(8.0%)
17(5.2%)
7(2.1%)
16(4.9%)
15(4.6%)
19(5.8%)
14(4.3%)
20(6.1%)
21(6.4%)
12(3.7%)
25(7.7%)
18(5.5%)
20(6.1%)
21(6.4%)
19(5.8%)
17(5.2%)
23(7.1%)
16(4.9%)