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17 topics for this week?

I'm just posting some lj idol meta about the therealljidol competition. In one of the last weeks of the race, it has been decreed that the final 8 contestants will be having to write 17 idol entries this week.

That is an insane number of quality entries that need to be churned out in an insanely short amount of time.

Since I'm not competing, I don't have to do that, but you know what? I have no less than THREE of the final eight finalists on my friends list. That's right. I have some serious quality writers on my friends list, and they are so freaking awesome.

And to be fair, I really need to read everyone.

And what makes me really sad, is that at this point I don't have a hope in hell of reading 17 entries from everyone. I don't have a hope in reading 17 entries from just the three on my friends list. I could probably manage 17 total this week. It's been a gong-show.

So right now, I'm feel super duper sorry for my friends as well as the other contestants, who just about killed themselves writing 17 quality pieces EACH this week, and I am seriously concerned that they may not get the attention they deserve, because I highly suspect that there will be people like me, who just can't manage all that reading.

So if any of you have some time, and would like to lose yourself in another world for a while, I would really encourage you to read these contestant entries. They're still populating C, but I suspect that by the time you get there, it will be fully populated.

They are linked as comments at the bottom of each of the following posts - the 17 entries were posted in a three-part series:
Topic Links Week 36 Part A
Topic Links Week 36 Part B
Topic Links Week 36 Part C


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Aug. 3rd, 2012 10:34 am (UTC)
4 of them are on my flist... and I don't have time to read them all either. They're down to 7 contestants, though, because one of them bowed out at part A.

Hopefully I can find some time to check some of them out though. I'm curious to see how the voting will be.
Aug. 3rd, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
6 of them are on mine. I win.
Aug. 4th, 2012 12:05 am (UTC)
haha. Yeah, but you're playing. If I'd played this season, they might've all been on mine too :P
Aug. 3rd, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
I feel bad for those writing their asses off too, because I'm not sure I'll have the time to read everyone's entries either :( and I know how it feels to write so hard and then get so few comments, ugh. But I only really have one day free per week and sometimes not even that!
Aug. 3rd, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure I can read everything either. It's not easy! Especially as I'm writing too. And you're right... It is a little sad to do all this writing and think no one is going to read them. I have one friend who is reading all of mine, so that's sweet. But yeah... Well we do what we have to do and hope some people read them eventually :)
Aug. 3rd, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
It's brutal, for sure. But there is a possibility that he's going to whittle down the entries for a more manageable poll next week. I mean, that's 136 entries between the 8 of us! So maybe, hopefully, some how, some way, he's going to narrow the actual reading list to a manageable number by the time the poll rolls around.

Or perhaps I'm just being hopeful here. lol...

Seriously though, there is nothing for you to feel bad about. That's a serious time commitment and when you have kids, it can't be easy. I know that with everything on my plate right now, I'd be VERY hard pressed to get 136 entries read. No beating yourself up, missy. No need to do that. *HUGS*

I'm morbidly curious to see how exactly this whole thing is going to work. lol...

Aug. 6th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
It seems more than a little sadistic. And although I love Idol, I am starting to feel like I scroll through my friends list and see nothing *but* Idol.

Maybe Gary will let each contestant pick their Top X out of the entries they submitted, and then everyone will vote on those. At the same time, bummer for all the work people are doing that won't be appreciated. :(
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