UPDATE 11/30 at 1:00PM PST: We need to decide on a name! I’ve mused on this topic with some of the participants in the spreadsheet… and narrowed it down to the following: #reflect11 or #WEverb11.
Vote for your choice below… and voting will close at 8PM PST!
I just got the email I was expecting for awhile.
Gwen Bell has decided not to organize or host Reverb11. No prompts this year. No guest writers. Nada. She’s in a different place, but unfortunately she made it out like things were on schedule for another year. But this afternoon, she officially announced that they’re not. [Insert giant sad face here]
But I feel like I need it… and I really want it… because it was such a lovely way to end the year in 2010. It brought blogging back to where I love it. And I looked forward to reading entries by friends and strangers alike! And…. I spent hours indexing those blog entries into delicious and I feel robbed that I don’t have that community this year.
So… let’s still do this… but make it together and our own? This way we won’t get any of those super insane/repetitive prompts too??? We’ve got one day and some spare hours to brainstorm a name like crazy and make this ours…. but we can do it and get this off the ground for December 1st!
I’ve created a GOOGLE DOCUMENT to brainstorm two things:
TAB #2) Prompts to answer – we can continually update this through 12/15…
What do you think??? Are you interested in participating again??? Am I crazy to want to do this again??? Oh well…
EDIT 11/29 8:45 pm: Based on the comments, some logical thinking, and personally knowing how there was a dropoff in participation as the month proceeded… I think everyone would agree that having access to more than one prompt at a time is helpful. But, I also know that having the whole list ahead of time is somewhat boring and stale. So… I think a happy medium will be clustering the prompts into groups of 5 prompts at a time.
We’ll share the first prompt with everyone on December 1st to kick things off, then we’ll share a set of 5 prompts (1 for each day) on the 2nd, 7th, 12th, 17th, 22nd & 27th.
As for where? Well… once we have a name we’ll figure all of that out! :) And we’ll make it as collective as possible. Some place that we can share and exchange our blog/twitter/whatever entry links and reflect and discuss. I’ll devote some serious brain power to thinking about the best digital resources we can use to do this!