Now that we’ve had a week of rest from the spectacular end to Crits for Water 2012, I am of course thinking of next year. So first of all, yes, there will be a next year (well, unless the world ends or something that, yanno, I can’t control). Yes, it will hopefully be bigger and help even more people.
But I learned from the wonderful madness of this year that I can’t do it alone. I had spectacular help from Jess and of course all the amazing Guest Critiquers. However, if next year continues to grow to the extent that this year did, I’ll need help. Lots of help.
So I’m putting out some feelers right now–Crits for Water 2013 could use some minions. I’m thinking no more than 10, but I’ll be flexible depending on schedules. If you’re interested, just comment on this blog post. That doesn’t mean you absolutely must help in 2013. And you would also not have to help for the full three months.
Probably sometime in February, 2013, I’ll contact the folks who commented here, and we’ll go from there.
- Tech minions would help out with coding and forms. If anyone’s got skills in database design, especially something that could sync up with google docs or something of the like, that’d rock my world.
- It’s possible that the campaign could use some new graphics, too, or things of that like, so anybody with an eye for design, feel free to say, ‘Aye.’
- Organizers would help out by scheduling and writing blog posts, tweets, and also keeping an eye on active critique events. Folks would need to be comfortable with WordPress, Twitter, and be relatively obsessed with checking their emails.
- Though, again, commenting only indicates interest (you are NOT signing a contract in blood, swearsies), running the campaign takes time. I would estimate a commitment of about five hours per week.
If you’d like to be a minion, you can still participate in the campaign (bid/enter for critiques)–but only for critiques that you’re not managing.
ALSO, even if you’re not interested in becoming a 2013 minion, if you have any suggestions to improve the campaign, I am all ears. I’d like Crits for Water to be as smooth and helpful as possible, and obviously I hope to raise even more next year. The best way to do that is to get feedback.
So let me know guys! And thanks for the last amazing three months, and ahead of time for anybody who might want to keep me from going insane during April-June 2013.