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Sit down and write 20,000 stories.  Right now.

Just do it.

How about 20,000 poems?

20,000 non-fiction pieces?

Make sure they are good enough to share in public and then submit them to a forum where folks can vote on what they like the best.

Go ahead. You can mix-and-match, they can be any combination of those things.

That's going to take you some time to complete. Don't worry, I'll wait right here until you are back.

LJ IDOL just did this.

20,000 entries have been created - have been released into the world as a result of Idol. Would they have happened anyway? Maybe. Maybe not. (I know a lot of them probably would not have been) But they didn't.

I wasn't originally thinking there would be a Week 0, so I told people to expect us to hit this mark in Week 1. But when I pushed back the sign-up deadline, I wanted something else for folks to do. But the "we will hit that!!!" never entered my mind.

Who got to be the official 20,000th entry?

That would be this one: http://voidandblank.livejournal.com/1169.html   from voidandblank.

Congratulations, to us all!

And here's to working on 20,000 more!


( 21 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:12 pm (UTC)
Woot! And ~*Congrats*~
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations, sweetheart! And to all those who've produced words, even if only a single entry! Congratulations to us, too! =D
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:16 pm (UTC)
Oh awesome! What a great honor! 20,000 is so impressive, everyone. All of you are so amazing.

Edited at 2015-11-24 06:28 pm (UTC)
Nov. 25th, 2015 01:51 am (UTC)
I'm soooo glad you were the 20000th entry. <3 Especially since I dragged you in this mess so you could share in the crazy. xD
Nov. 25th, 2015 11:40 am (UTC)
Cool..:) An entry which deserves to be special coz it's well written.

Edited at 2015-11-25 11:42 am (UTC)
Nov. 25th, 2015 01:17 pm (UTC)
I'll admit I was holding my breath a bit when I realized we hit it during *Introductions*. Because some of them can be a bit brief and folks don't always "know what to say".

When I saw which one it was going to be I went "Yeah, I can work with that!" :)
Nov. 25th, 2015 08:02 pm (UTC)
I should say so... I would even go so far as to say about that particular entry that it's worthy of being considered a flagship piece for what it means to be a writer here. I wouldn't imagine that's what voidandblank had in mind when writing it, but I'd certainly be happy to let it speak for me, as I found myself nodding in agreement and giving three cheers when I first read it... I wouldn't be surprised if others felt the same way. For this entry, especially, and for 20,000 others... Hip, Hip, Hooray!
Nov. 24th, 2015 06:54 pm (UTC)

And I was happy to contribute my share =)
Nov. 25th, 2015 08:03 pm (UTC)
I absolutely *ADORE* this .gif icon!
Nov. 24th, 2015 07:10 pm (UTC)
That really is amazing! Congratulations to all.
Nov. 24th, 2015 07:17 pm (UTC)
Wahoo! At what number does the LJ Idol warranty expire? 😉
Nov. 25th, 2015 08:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, that was up forever and a day ago... Gary's been limping along on rubber bands and bubble gum for the last 85,000 miles! If we're not careful, soon he's going to blow a seal! ;)
Nov. 24th, 2015 08:06 pm (UTC)
Nov. 24th, 2015 08:15 pm (UTC)
That's an amazing number.
Nov. 24th, 2015 09:59 pm (UTC)
*throws confetti*

*runs back to 1986 and gets a Dustbuster*

Nov. 24th, 2015 10:13 pm (UTC)
Wow that's an amazing achievement!

And I feel quite proud that I contributed towards that number lol.
Nov. 24th, 2015 10:15 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful thing to document! Congrats Idol! And Idolars!
Nov. 25th, 2015 04:02 am (UTC)
All I care about is how many I did.

That's the kind of guy I am.
Nov. 25th, 2015 10:10 am (UTC)
Congratulations to LJ Idol, to Gary and to voidandblank. If I had the photoshopping ability, I would make you all special icons. I don't, so I can't.
Nov. 25th, 2015 08:07 pm (UTC)
This comment amuses me, because of the sheer number of times I've had that very same thought. (If I could do "X", I would, but, I can't, so I won't.... in particular, the lack of photoshopping ability is one I can relate to!) XD
Nov. 25th, 2015 11:41 am (UTC)
WOW! that's amazing! Cheers to everyone..:)
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