12 January, 2004 2:23 PM
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With the start of American Idol on 19th January (in the US - 25th Jan here in Australia) I thought it might be fun to have a 'Blogger Idol' series.
I don't believe in competitive blogging so we won't eliminate people each week or declare someone an outright 'winner' in the end - but we'll have a bit of fun with it and hopefully get people reading some new blogs and making connections with previously unknown people. Are you in?
How will it work?
1. Each Sunday (Australian time) I will nominate a theme for the week. I will endeavor to nominate a variety of themes (feel free to submit your own suggestions below). Over the month or so there will be serious, fun, personal, creative etc themes.
2. During the following 3 days participants should submit an 'entry' on the given topic. To submit the entry they should post it in full on their own blog and then leave a link to their entry in the comments under the theme announcement on this blog. Entries can be rants, stories, photographs, art, poems - anything goes.
3. After 3 days (I'll do it Wednesdays Aussie time) I will post a complete list of entries on my blog.
4. There won't be any formal or central 'judging' process. What you do from this point is up to each person. You may just wish to read each entry or you might want to nominate your favorite post/s on your own blog. There is no overall winner, but instead its about finding and showcasing new blogs, swapping ideas on a common theme and getting your own voice heard by a few new people.
People are welcome to join or leave the series at any point.
Is anyone interested? Leave your thoughts, ideas and willingness to participate in comments below and we'll start up next week with the first theme posted this coming Sunday.
If you'd like to receive the themes via email leave a comment below with the words 'email me'.
update wow - so far we've got almost
30 75 people signed up to participate, this could be fun. More info here