July 6th, 2017

lj idol

Green Room - Week 23 - Day 7

I have a secret.

But not for long, because I'm going to share it with you. Because I think you can handle it.

Maybe you can handle it.

Perhaps.

I guess we will see.

I know people are concerned about the lack of comments on their entries. Here's the thing - part of that is out of your hands because LJ isn't what it used to be.

But, and here's the secret - part of that is *entirely* in your own hands, as much as anything else does.

I saw people committing to commenting on everyone's entries this week - and that's great. That's a solid start. If everyone did that, every week, there might not be a problem to start with.... people *talking* solves the problem of feeling the silence.

So does *telling people about Idol and other people's entries*. Not just "go here and click this button*! But "there's really good stuff out there" and posting a link to it!

I know, that's a commitment, and maybe you can't get other people to bow to your whims. I know, I try every day to do it. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. (Seriously though - it *should* work. People need to obey me more!!! :D)

But the solution to silence isn't more silence. It's the people who are directly invested turning up the volume and getting the word out. This isn't a bubble. It can't be. If it is, then yes, it will starve. It will be endless silence until it's not worth the effort.

I've been trying to get the word out on social media. But we need to turn that knob to 11!

This is the part of the season that's *always* quiet, when the people who are out get distracted and go do something else. They tend to come back in the last couple of weeks once things are winding down. But this section is always a bit of a slog. Which means it's up to those who are still here, who still care, to take up the slack to get their attention! If it's just with your screams of pain! :D