thing_a_day's Journal

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Jumpstarting your creative juices!

What’s this?
Join artists and creators of all types and backgrounds in a collective creative sprint. Thing-a-day invites you to join in a daily creative endeavor where everyone who signs up commits to making one thing (project, sketch, exercise) per day and shares it online on this collective blog. Take advantage of the opportunity to share ideas and receive constructive advice while developing new work.

How does it works?
* Starting on February 1st, make one thing a day.
* Document this work in anyway necessary to prove to the world that you've made something new: write, take pictures, videos, post things online.
* Do this everyday and post to the blog before midnight, 7 days a week.
* You can upload pictures straight to this blog (please use cuts when posting big images!) but you can also host your work anywhere online and post a link to it on the blog. If you have a Flickr account, use it please.
* Introduce your daily accomplishments: give them a name, a title, a punch line, a description, anything that will encourage others to check out your work.
* See what everyone else has been up to and steal ideas, comment on other people's work or reinvent something they did.
* No recycled old work, no posting someone else’s stuff pretending its yours' we'll welcome anyone who wants to join and we trust you know the basic net ethics (-we reserve the right to kick someone out if/when needed).

How long will it take me?
You should be spending an average of 20 minutes a day, and no more than an hour.

Do i need to have an LJ account:

* Probably. But if you don’t, google "thing-a-day" and you will find the original creators blog.
* If you already have your own blog, feel free to post your things anywhere you wish and link to them from here. But remember that people will be most inclined to check out your work if you post at least a picture or a good hook to your post.

How to join?
Hit the Registration link at the top of this page for details.

Why join?
* This is your chance to get your creative energy going and challenge yourself to make something out of all these ideas in your head
* Anything to make February go faster is good
* You know you always wanted to do it and never had the courage to commit
* You�ll get peer support maybe, an audience surely
* You can give up on all of your other new years resolutions after that
* Ze Frank did it for a year�

* This project was started as a class thought by Ze Frank at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Fall 2005. Every day, the twenty something grad students of this class has to post something new (that plus another large project a week so count yourself lucky).
* In February 2007, inspired by the Ze Frank effort, we created the thing-a-day platform and opened it up to the public.
* This is the second edition of Thing-a-day.
* This project is maintained by Mouna Andraos with Mohit SantRam and the precious help of Steve Lambert and a number of other super helpful people. Thanks.
*This LJ community was created by gothtique with the permission of the creators.

I emailed the creator of this project to get his permission to create a community here on LJ.
His response came today:
hi j,
absolutely. please spread the word!
many thanks,
Please, Spread the Word!