Given the way things are trending, I am inclined to kick these off on January 30. Sourcerer should be running smoothly by then, and this start date gives everyone time to recover from the holidays, etc. I will write the first post. I’m brainstorming it now, and it will be in the queue at the Monster at least a week in advance.
I need to know (at minimum) where the discussions for Feb. 6 and 13 are going to be, and I need that info no later than Saturday, January 17. If you hosted this year, you’d like to host on either of those dates, and you’re sure you are able to do it, I’ll pencil you in the minute you tell me we’re a go.
The last post for the first round needs to be March 13 at the latest. A lot of us are doing the A to Z challenge and need that time to gear up. We can start a second round in May once A to Z reflections are finished and everyone who’s in school is done with finals.
We have seven Fridays to work with for the first round. I can go either way on a break in the middle. I’m also fine doing a six-week run and letting March 6 be the last post for spring.
Given the interest I’ve received from this years’ hosts and the size of this group, I am not inclined to bring in any new bloggers for this first round unless we just have to.
What I need, more than anything, is to know where the next two posts are running before I start promoting the first one. That way I can promote all three from the get-go. If we can keep lining them up at least two weeks ahead of time, I’ll never have to wonder on Monday where the next Friday post is coming from. And it will be easier for everyone to join in, because you’ll know where the Friday post is being published well in advance.
So, what do you say? Who’s in for February, and how soon can you pin down a date to run a post?