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Posting challenge: 17 posts in 2017

1. A very happy birthday to two extraordinary literary characters, Sherlock Holmes (January 6) and Severus Snape (January 9)!

2. I have a challenge for you: are you, like me, an infrequent poster here on LJ or DW? But do you still read your flist and enjoy the community? Pledge to post 17 times in 2017.That's only once or twice a month. Not so hard. We can all post once or twice a month even at the busiest time and keep the home fires burning throughout the upcoming year. We'll need the community and the support.

I'll do it if you will.

The fine print:

* What's the reward? If you reach 17 posts this next year and let me know in early 2018, I'll write a double drabble for you.

* What if you reach 17 posts before the end of the year? Fabulous! Keep going. That's the point, right?

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gentlespirit
Jan. 10th, 2017 07:57 pm (UTC)
I love this idea! I'm trying to be a better poster! :D
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:16 am (UTC)
I've been looking through comments to this post to see if anyone needs a nudge toward 17 posts, and it turns out *I'm* one running a bit behind. Saw both your recent Sherlock posts and am curious to hear what you have to say when you eventually get a chance to write and post. The chosen family comments really stuck with me. Hope you're well, J. M.
gentlespirit
Feb. 7th, 2017 10:17 pm (UTC)
I absolutely did need it! Thank you for the nudge! And the kind words! I think sometimes I get held back because I start thinking about how I want something to be really good and then it takes so long, and ahhhhh!

I almost feel like I want to rewatch everything now!
secretsolitaire
Jan. 11th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
Nice! I will commit to this. :)
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:12 am (UTC)
Hurrah! Appreciated your link earlier today. I'm on the site right now, reading. Will start by increasing from five minutes to ten. You'll have to let me know how it's going for you. M.
secretsolitaire
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:51 am (UTC)
I will try to post about it every so often...accumulate toward my total. ;)

Hope you find the site useful!
cranky__crocus
Jan. 11th, 2017 04:35 am (UTC)
Oooh a double-drabble. (: I'll almost definitely write more than 17 posts, though. What I need to do is make sure I put *my* writing up somewhere! I'm pants at promoting myself.
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:11 am (UTC)
Yes, yes, I always enjoy your writing. Even/also the non-fiction. You have a lovely authorial voice.

How are you doing, K? I've been thinking of you and your grandmother, hoping the grief isn't too overwhelming. *hugs* M.
shadowycat
Jan. 11th, 2017 06:36 pm (UTC)
So is that one double drabble for every 17 posts we make? ;D LOL! Seriously, this is a very good challenge. Community is important particularly in trying times. I don't post that much usually because I don't think I have that much to say most of the time. My life is usually pretty boring, but I do hope to do better. Thanks for the nudge. :D
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 01:05 am (UTC)
I always enjoy your posts, SC! Your life's not boring--it's gorgeous. Actually your posts always remind me that I'd love to posts pictures here, too. I'm just not very good following through with all the steps required. :( Must work on that. I've been posting to instagram with my new smart phone--it can't been too hard to transfer those over here.

Anyways, I'm just dropping by to nudge folks who need a nudge toward 17 posts for 2017. You've clearly got this under control! M.
shadowycat
Feb. 6th, 2017 02:02 pm (UTC)
Pictures make an easy post. No need to say anything much at all, which works for me. When I open my mouth I tend to get in trouble, and there's always someone telling me I'm wrong or have no right to an opinion. The latter happened more to me when I was young, but it's a fear that always lurks in the back of my mind which is why I delete more posts than I put up.

The travel posts mean I do pretty well right out of the gate, but my posts do tend to trail off as the year advances. I will try to do better this time. :D
lash_larue
Jan. 11th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
"I'll do it if you will."

I have been waiting years to hear you say that!

L
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 12:58 am (UTC)
Lash, I saw your earlier post about Elmo, and I'm so, so very sorry to hear the bad news. *big, big hugs* I'm thinking of you. M.
splix
Jan. 11th, 2017 10:55 pm (UTC)
I want a double drabble from you. I'm in. :)
magnetic_pole
Feb. 6th, 2017 12:57 am (UTC)
I noticed you posting, Splix! V. impressed. Honestly, between the hot mess of Sherlock (so much good and so much bad in one show) and the world going to hell (no commentary needed), I haven't even known what to say recently. *sigh*

Anyways, no need to nudge you toward 17 posts. Thanks for being one of my two Tumblr followers! :) M.

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