Here it is! The promised new feature! The new feature which will make all your dreams come true! And cure your acne and male pattern baldness! Woohoo!
As mentioned yesterday, I'm the proud new owner of bags o'useless chatchkies (sp?), thanks to my friend, Heather. I intend to share the love, people. Let me tell you how it works ...
Every Friday - y'know what? The last Friday of every month - I'll post a photo of a quirky item. You, brilliant, creative bloggy friends, will write a story about said item. You can be the item itself, or write from the item's owner's point of view - whatever you want to do. You can submit your story one of two ways: 1) write the story at your blog and email me the link (feel free to right click on the photo and use it in your post); or 2) email me your story and I'll post it on my blog with a little linky love heading your way (this way even my non-bloggy friends can enter).
You'll have a week to enter, deadline being midnight of the following Thursday. The next day, Friday, I'll post all links and emailed stories and let you, the bloggy audience, vote on a winner! You'll have till the following Tuesday to read and vote.
Now comes the good part: the winner of the useless piece o'crap is challenged with posting their story and item to EBay in an attempt to sell it. You don't have to. You may like the item, or want to wrap it for an upcoming white elephant party. It's always good to have one mildly obscene object lying around the house for events like those, after all. But, if I were you, I'd give away the story with the object if you do that. Make it appear valuable.
I'm going to be writing stories right along with you. Posting them on EBay strikes me as fun!
So! Here, again, is the first object:
Cool, huh? Write to your heart's content. As long or as short as you'd like. A paragraph description, or a longer story. Whatever floats your boat! Interpret what these two are doing in whichever way you please.
Oh, and if you post to EBay? Please let me know. We'd all love to track your progress, tell our friends about it. See if we can drive up the bidding, just for you.
I look forward to hearing from all of you!
Until I write again ...