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Blogger Idol

12 January, 2004 2:23 PM

Want to be a Blogger Idol? Showcase your blog alongside hundreds of other blogger idols by all writing on the same them at once. Sign up here!

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



email me

Seth » 12 January, 2004 3:27 PM

I'm in - email me!

djspicerack » 12 January, 2004 3:29 PM

Sounds good, email me.

dan » 12 January, 2004 3:34 PM

I've always wanted to be an Idol--email me!

Btw, will there be a Simon? :^)

#Debi » 12 January, 2004 3:37 PM

Can we make it that the entrants MUST enter every week? Cos in Idol they have to perform each week :)

and time permitting, I may just be up for it!

pixelkitty » 12 January, 2004 3:55 PM

ooh - people are going to do it! This will be fun.

It will be great if people do it weekly, to see them blogging in a variety of ways. Will be good to see if patterns emerge.

Do you want to be Simon Debi?

Darren Rowse » 12 January, 2004 4:02 PM

Yes, please, email me. :)

ganns » 12 January, 2004 4:08 PM

I can't imagine being an idol, but it might be fun to try!
Email me please.

Richard Hall » 12 January, 2004 8:24 PM

groovy, sounds a lot more interesting than the aussie, world and yank idle series

rat » 12 January, 2004 8:26 PM

me! im interested! email me. :D

jax » 12 January, 2004 8:54 PM

only couldn't you have come up with a better name than blogger idle? i mean, the idea about having to compose something about a particular theme etc... could really stimulate some brain cells, could be a lot of fun. but it's a bit scarey to be compared in any way to those talentless morons on the idle series. anyway, i'm interested to see what comes out of it. sorry to rain on your parade :-)

rat » 12 January, 2004 9:06 PM

Why not?! Email me please.

vlado » 13 January, 2004 12:25 AM

Email me, I'm interested!

Jonathan » 13 January, 2004 12:37 AM

Email me, I'm in.

Ali » 13 January, 2004 1:04 AM

Sounds like fun. :)

timsamoff » 13 January, 2004 1:18 AM

Email me! I think this is a fantastic idea and I'd be pleased as punch to be involved.


Katrinha » 13 January, 2004 2:06 AM

E-mail Me. I'll give it a shot.

Mark Byron » 13 January, 2004 5:36 AM

email me...it's worth a shot.

Russ » 13 January, 2004 5:51 AM

Sounds pretty fun, count me in!

Scott » 13 January, 2004 7:51 AM

me too.

Brian » 13 January, 2004 7:55 AM

i'm in email me

Ande » 13 January, 2004 9:22 AM

Email me

Darrell » 13 January, 2004 9:25 AM

Ok... I'll jump on the band wagon! I'm in too!! :)

Jamie » 13 January, 2004 10:10 AM

I'll give it a whirl.

Christopher » 13 January, 2004 10:30 AM

Fun, fun!

Laura » 13 January, 2004 11:06 AM

I'm interested.

Rodney Olsen » 13 January, 2004 11:13 AM

Sounds like fun, email me please - I like a challenge!

Tanya » 13 January, 2004 12:29 PM

Email me. Sounds brilliant.

jenn » 13 January, 2004 12:36 PM

I'd think about being Simon (I've been told that I'm temperamentally suited for it:^P), but then I couldn't compete! Yeah, I know it's not really a competition. One other thing--have you thought about making a "button" or logo that we participants can put on our blog? Maybe someone could photoshop a takeoff on the American Idol logo--that'd be so cool, but I'm so untalented in that area!

Also, a bit of trivia for you: a nationally syndicated radio show that I listen to did a call-in version of American Idol. They said it was for those too lazy to go try out for the real thing. They called it "Idle American", and the winner got a cruise! Funny, huh?

#Debi » 13 January, 2004 1:21 PM

I accpet the challenge. Email me.

GreenMan » 13 January, 2004 2:04 PM

great idea debi - does anyone want to design a button?

Darren Rowse » 13 January, 2004 3:47 PM

email me

Susan » 13 January, 2004 4:56 PM

Great idea :)

Neely » 13 January, 2004 5:17 PM

Yes please - email me.

William » 13 January, 2004 8:55 PM

Yes, please, e-mail me.

James Cumes » 13 January, 2004 10:45 PM

I don't understand. So email me.

merriadoc » 14 January, 2004 1:06 AM

count me in..

Bryan » 14 January, 2004 2:48 AM

I will work on a button...and I want to be in the "Idol" - hoping that my DNS change goes through properly.


Andy the Geek » 14 January, 2004 5:14 AM

My measly buttons are up.


Andy the Geek » 14 January, 2004 6:34 AM

I might try it. Not too good at writing

Michael » 14 January, 2004 8:58 AM

What is next the World Digital Idol...?
Great idea!

PS: In my mama's eyes I have always been very idle (smile)

Jozef » 14 January, 2004 9:06 AM

Count me in too!

Rachel » 14 January, 2004 9:48 AM

Count me in: email me.

Ian McKenzie » 14 January, 2004 10:21 AM

Sounds fun, count me in - and email me, please :)

alysha » 14 January, 2004 5:02 PM

I'll bite. Although I hope Simon Cowell is not invited and I hope watching the show isn't required.

lj » 14 January, 2004 5:23 PM

E-mail me.

Christop » 14 January, 2004 6:43 PM

Great fun, email me

Rob » 14 January, 2004 11:32 PM

i'm in darren.

lucas » 15 January, 2004 1:35 AM

I'm down...

Mykel » 15 January, 2004 3:15 AM

I'm up

Tom Van de Ven » 15 January, 2004 4:42 AM

What fun! email me. And thank you.

Marguerite » 15 January, 2004 7:03 AM

I'm in...email me!

Eric » 15 January, 2004 7:55 AM

This sounds fun. I probably shouldn't take on something like this atm, but why not. Count me in.

Timothy R. Butler » 15 January, 2004 9:19 AM

sounds like fun to me... please include me.

KeLee » 15 January, 2004 1:27 PM

Count me in!

Deneice » 15 January, 2004 3:21 PM

I'm in. Email me info, if you could.

Tim Challies » 16 January, 2004 1:21 AM

Brian Miller told me about this, I'm game!

Shawna » 16 January, 2004 4:42 AM

Am I too late to try and join in? I'm not a proper blogger like most people here but it sounds like a great challenge if you don't mind me joining in...?

alice » 16 January, 2004 5:37 AM

I'll have a go -- please send me an email!

Charlie » 16 January, 2004 8:20 AM

I'm in - email me too.

Mike » 16 January, 2004 9:39 AM

Sorry, not me. I must contemplate Buddism with the guy who ripped off the NAB.

Tony.T » 16 January, 2004 9:42 AM

email me, thanks.

matt » 16 January, 2004 11:32 AM

dude, email me...

Random_Proser » 16 January, 2004 3:57 PM

I can be a sporadic poster, but I'll give it a go...

email me

nice to see so many Aussies in these replies.

technodummy » 17 January, 2004 1:39 AM

Yes, interested! email me!

Pischina » 18 January, 2004 9:59 AM

email me.

Lanie » 18 January, 2004 11:48 AM

I'd like to try, thanks...

Jenn » 18 January, 2004 12:36 PM

Sounds like a blast! Count me in (and please email me!)

Rae » 18 January, 2004 1:32 PM

email me (looks like fun!)

ilgondo » 18 January, 2004 2:21 PM

I'd like to join!

CJ » 18 January, 2004 2:35 PM

Hey I'd be interested. Email me would ya?

Jon » 18 January, 2004 5:16 PM

sounds fun, i'm up for it... if its not too late...

mail me?

Val » 18 January, 2004 6:35 PM

Yes! I'm interested. Please email me.

Rachael » 19 January, 2004 5:00 AM

sounds like a great idea!
Count me in, plz.

Az » 20 January, 2004 9:07 AM

Dang, I'm always late to the party. But if there is room for one more.....

Email me.

Ryan Cordell » 20 January, 2004 9:42 AM

Sign me up, if you can/will!

BrotherPhil » 20 January, 2004 4:13 PM

If you have any fingers left, e mail me too, please. Sounds cool.

Stevie » 20 January, 2004 10:52 PM

I'd like to join in!

Dyane » 21 January, 2004 4:26 AM

Oh, yes! I wanna play!

Katy » 22 January, 2004 3:46 AM

i'm in

joevideo » 23 January, 2004 5:04 PM

If it isn't too late I would like to join. Thanks (email me)

Emma » 26 January, 2004 2:02 AM


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