First of all, we have two new mods, if you didn't know. ^_^ It's been over a month since they were appointed...which really goes to show how badly I need new mods if it's taken me this long to post about it. :Psungreen70 and fbrobey are my new co mods. Together, we're hoping to up the number of events and whatnot that happen in this comm. We're still working out some bugs, but hopefully we'll see much more activity in the future.
And just to get some public opinion on the types of things we have been discussing, let me share with you some of our ideas:
- We're thinking about bringing back challenges/fic prompts—weekly, monthly, every other week—the frequency hasn't been decided yet, but any feedback from you guys would be much appreciated. Any suggestions for prompts would also be greatly appreciated.
- Speaking of feedback, some time in the future, we'd like to take another stab at our feedback month. Last may we had an event wherein readers were rewarded for leaving feedback on the stories they read. It's a good way to give new authors and stories a chance, plus there are prizes and everyone likes prizes, so that's probably coming up in the future.
- There's been discussion of picking up a round robin, or along the same veins, a multiauthored drabble story. Just something we can pass around and share and come up with a finished product that we're all a part of. ^_^
- Also considering a kissing festival, basically the same as weekly prompts, but this would be about different types of kisses or situations involving kisses. Possibly with awards if we want to go there, but that's up to you guys.
There's more, but I won't talk your ear off, so that's a taste of the kinds of things we've been mulling over. If you guys have any ideas for anything you'd like to see happen in the comm, let us know!
In other news, Summaries are your friends.
I've said it before, and I'm saying it again: putting a summary in your story header is always a good idea
. Peoples' friends lists get crowded. They've got personal journals, maybe a few WL comms, maybe some comms for other fandoms they're in. What's going to make them decide to read YOUR story? Just popping up and saying "Hi, I wrote a story! Read it! Kthxbye." isn't really going to do much for you.
Do you have a fascinating plot? Something you've never seen done in the fandom before? Or do you have this wacky pairing that you really, really want to share with everyone? Is it a fluffy romance? Is a thriller? Is it sci-fi? This kind of information is what's going to draw people to you. When all we're getting is author, title and an lj cut, it's easy to pass by. But if you throw just a little something out there to whet our appetites, maybe, just maybe you'll get a few readers you wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
And, as always Please tag your stories.
Yeah, I know, I'll do it for you if you don't. ^_^ But when I tag your stories, chances are I'm missing out on your pairings. I'm a bad mod these days, and I don't have the time to read everything, though I am trying my best to keep the place neat and tidy. So I tag, but I don't know your story like you do, so even if I am doing your tagging for you, at least go back and check and add anything that I may have missed.
If you don't know how to tag, there is a link to that information in the community's profile. In fact, there's a lot of info in the comm's profile, so if you've never taken a look, go ahead. ^___^
 Something just occurred to me. People are in school, yes?
So when do people get out of school? Are we looking at mid may for any college kids and mid June for the highschoolers? Anything different than that? It occurs to me that we're coming up on finals, so it's probably not a good time for any big events, yes? Is there a time when we'd want to do something big? Maybe just to celebrate summer break? ^_^
And that was way longer than I meant it to be, but it needed to be said. ^_^ Peace out.