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Motivated by elionwyr, I have signed myself up for therealljidol. I have to admit, after having scrolled through several pages of links about it, I don't fully understand what the fuck that means. Do I have to write a certain number of public posts every day/week/month? Who the fuck knows. Every FAQ is about how joining will let you win friends and influence people.

But what the heck -- let's see what happens.


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Oct. 14th, 2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
Basically every week you get a prompt. You can write whatever you want based on that, or even ignore it all together, though that isn't usually done. It's usually loosely related to the topic at least. You get about four days usually to write, and you have to post your entry to your journal and link it back to the entries thread before the deadline. Then, voting begins. Contestants are divided up into tribes, the number of which depends on how many people are playing. People read (hopefully) everyone's entries and then vote for them individually based on if they liked it, or don't vote them if they don't. Voting usually runs three days. At the end of voting, the person with the lowest votes from each tribe is eliminated.

Mostly though, it's about writing and reading a lot of excellent stuff, and meeting some really awesome new people :) Last year was my first year and it was the most wonderful experience.

Welcome to the fun! :)
Oct. 14th, 2011 06:23 pm (UTC)
I can't say I totally understand it all, myself. But I've been reading along for a few years now and I'm mostly just looking at it as a writing exercise. But nyxocity has done a good 'this is what it is,' I think.

(Goodness..I influenced you? What a surprise! *hug*)
Oct. 14th, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
Nyx pretty well summed it up, but yes - you'll be given one topic per week - you can write whatever you want (fiction, nonfiction, essay, poetry, screen play, etc) and tie it in to the topic in whatever manner you choose. You'll post a link to your entry in that week's topic thread, and clauderainsrm or his duly-appointed assistant will take everyone's offerings and put them into a poll. You read and vote for as many entries as you like (and ALWAYS vote for yourself), and at the end of the poll the lowest vote-getters are sent to the "home game."

Then you get a new topic and it starts ALL over again! =)

Welcome to the party, and have fun!
Oct. 15th, 2011 03:38 am (UTC)
Welcome to Idol! I think nyxocity and roina_arwen described it pretty well, and writing for the competition will help with the rest. :)
Oct. 18th, 2011 02:16 pm (UTC)
Welcome! By the time you understand what's going on, you'll already be hooked! ;)
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