Crowdsourced Sundays: A new thing!
In the two years I’ve been blogging “seriously” I’ve never really had my own link-up thing. The reason for this is simple: I don’t like the thought of inviting contributions only to be sat staring at tumbleweeds blowing across the blogospheric plains.
Maybe that should be Tumblrweeds…
Anyway, last week, whimsically and apropos of nothing, I published a selection of crowdsourced photographs which I jokily invited from my twitter followers, photos of your egg cups no less. Of course, a person’s egg cups are their own private kingdom, so if you’re willing to share that with the world (or that bit of the world demented enough to read this blog) there should be no stopping you. We’ve broken the dam, as it were.
And so, from that silly germ of an idea I give you what could possibly described as a regular “feature”:
Yes it has its own graphics and everything. Get me.
The premise is insultingly simple. Every week, just before the weekend, I will publish a prompt on here and on Twitter and invite you to contribute a quick snap.
You can enter your pics by replying on Twitter or, if you don’t got your Twitter on, you can send entries to email@example.com. You’ll have until Saturday night to send stuff. On Sunday I’ll publish the fruits of your labours in a gallery with a name check on each one. Dead simple!
The subjects each week may be straight forward or off the wall. I’m not looking for works of art or lovingly composed photographs (though if you have time then fair enough). The key to all this is simply and spontaneously contributing original content in a sort of online flashmob way. That’s the idea. Let’s see where it takes us, shall we?
So week 1 (technically week 2 but last week was a trial run) and the prompt is:
WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING…
Your latest book, magazine, comic…it’s up to you. Take a shot, mail it to the above address or if you see the Twitter prompt, twitpic a reply to that and use the hashtag #crowdsourcedsundays
Come back on Sunday and see if this thing has legs. Shabba!
Just a note: the photos posted as part of this project are not protected from sharing or downloading by third parties. By sending an entry you are agreeing to publication. My decision on what makes the cut is final. Anything deemed unsuitable will be canned.