If you are planning on signing up, or know someone who is, don't delay - the time goes faster than it takes for people to rush to support Adele Dazeem.
Make sure to get there before the Pope misspeaks again. Otherwise, the internet traffic might block you from getting here!
Two more points of business: I've had quite a few people contact me to let me know about alternate LJs/IDs that they have. Which is wonderful, it shows that they read the FAQs. But in case you haven't, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know if you have more than one. It helps me keep track, and more importantly, the vast majority of people are going to be honest and only vote with one. But if *everyone* knows that you are supposed to disclose that information, it takes out the "I didn't know!" factor if someone decides to try something. ;)
Also, I've been asked about byes this season. You will have three byes that are good between Week 1 and the Top 50. So use them wisely!
It's really nice to see you. Thank you for being here!
Who brought breakfast? I hope you got enough for everyone!
edit to add: Oh yeah, there was another interview posted last night! http://www.kristenduvall.com/1/post/2014/03/interview-gary-dreslinski-of-the-real-lj-idol.html There's only one more that's waiting to be posted. I'll be officially thanking everyone once we get started, but it's really cool to have that kind of support.
edit to add 2 - The Add Strikes Back!: Although making your entries public isn't mandatory, it does make it easier for new people to read your work! :) I highly suggest it. (I know several people didn't do that for their declarations of intent)