One of the biggest traits that strongly identifies who I am is the number of ideas spewing out of my mind daily, and while a lot of them are pocketed away in speculation, some ideas are too big to put aside. Today, an idea—defined as crazy, and somewhat hopeful in the time crunch given by the rest of the year—occurred in my mind.
What if the blogging community decided to create a sort of end-of-the-year yearbook, where all of us collectively organized everything together to place not just a snapshot of ourselves, but of the entire year? The time the project demands and the demands that life calls on us at the end of this year is insane, and while I know that this is potentially the worst time to plan something as grand as this, there is a good chance that we can pull this off. Certain details are still murky, but they mainly pertain to the design aspect.
This is a proof example of what the layout may be like, but it isn't the settled, in place layout for now.
This is where the blogging community comes in.
Below I’ve inserted a form to collect the main aspects each person in the yearbook will have: portrait photo, a preferred first name they are called, blog address, and a section like a senior quote, 150-characters maximum.
CERTAIN FORM SPECIFICS:
// As I know that certain people do wish to have their privacy protected or they're just really uncomfortable with photos (because I'm pretty sure that we have at over one hundred photos where we're caught making awkward faces at the camera). If that is the case for any of you, readers, may enter in a nom de plume that you go by in the blogging community and if you cannot show your face, you may use a photo that does represent you without showing your face, such as covering your face while reading a book.
// Photos must be in color, landscape oriented, and in the highest resolution possible-- otherwise, it may turn out grainy and pixelated. It's also super preferable to have it be a photo from this year, because if this yearbook idea is continued for subsequent years, then it would be neat to see how you have grow.
The one thing I would like to ask the blogging community before closing out this post is to invite bloggers to come take part in this. This is a small idea which can grow big, and for a lot of bloggers, they haven't met the other sides of the community, from the book bloggers to the thought bubblers to those who wish to carry out ministry work. Email blogging friends, share on social media, mention it on your blogs, do what you can to let this idea spread. The deadline call for submissions within the form is December 8th, which is plenty of time. If you have any more questions, ask below!
Ready to take on this seemingly impossible challenge?