You walk into a dark theatre. As you stumble to find a seat, you realize that the movie has already started and it’s in a foreign language without subtitles. You think, “I’m screwed! Can I get my money back?”
But you decide to sit back with the popcorn and hope you can catch up with who is who and who is doing what on the big silver screen.
That’s what it felt like when I started working on the Wordsmith Studio Steering Committee. Luckily for me, the other members were welcoming, patient and accommodating to this newbie. I can’t claim that I have this all figured out, but I’m getting there.
In fact, our website is getting there. We’re waiting on a few technical issues and thingamabots. (This is the foreign language part for me.) The launch date is nearing, but there are a few things we need to do before all that can happen.
This is where you all come in, my fellow Wordsmithers.
If you haven’t already, please log into the site, www.wordsmithstudio.org, and input your biography, photo and avatar. Don’t actually “Publish” the post, simply save it as a “Draft.” A member of the Editorial team will turn it into a “Page” and add it to the menu bar. If you provide your information by Aug. 31, you will be awarded the use of a special badge indicating you are a Wordsmith Studio Founding Member. You will be able to post the badge on your personal blog, and it will appear on your bio page on our website.
What does the badge look like? Well … we don’t have one yet. Consider this a call for design submissions. Send your design/s to firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 31.
The badge does not have to incorporate the same elements of the logo that we’re using on the Wordsmith Studio page. We’ll put the submissions up for a vote.
Keep watching. Pass the popcorn.