Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Goals and Such [Please Read]

Early on and shortly after the creation of this blog, I posted a question to everyone, inquiring about goals and aspirations. The vast majority of our members here stated that they didn't really have goals, that they were doing this solely for fun. That's cool. Very cool. Writing should be fun, whether it's about Star Wars or Astro-Physics. I think it's great that all of you enjoy this.

As some of you may remember, I and a few others mentioned aspirations towards writing professionally, and perhaps making our Internet presence at least somewhat lucrative. As our membership has increased, a few others have joined us who have also expressed these goals. In fact, a couple of them have actually written professionally before.

In line with those goals, a couple of days ago a few of us decided to start a new professional-looking blog which will serve the purpose of attracting the attention of potential publishers and driving traffic to our prospective blogs.

Does that mean that we're excluding the rest of you? Not at all! Once the blog is ready, and once we post the guidelines for membership, you are all welcome to apply if you're interested. More on how to do that later. We haven't included everyone in the planning stage (which is where we are now), because it would just be too chaotic to have 30 people try to decide together on things like blog color-schemes and posting guidelines.

Does that mean you will all want to belong to the other blog? Probably not. Remember, it's designed with very specific goals in mind. There will also be very strict guidelines for membership including the requirement for members to post at least once a week, to have a strong command of the English language, and to be very careful about the use of proper grammar and spelling. Along that line, not everyone who applies will be accepted.

Are we breaking up the band? No! We all consider ourselves a part of Star Wars: Unplugged. We love you guys and want to continue writing with you and hanging out together in cyberspace. Our little group has almost become like family (family squabbling included). We'll still pop in here from time to time and post. You'll still see us in the comments of your blogs. Nothing is really changing. We're just adding a new element that will help some of us further our careers.


Blogger Anakin Skywalker said...

Very, very cool.

Just so long as we still get to read about Yoda's dislike of "Guess Who Farted", it's all good. :)

August 31, 2005 10:51 AM  
Blogger flu said...

Can writing about Astro-physics be fun?

August 31, 2005 1:34 PM  
Blogger Master Yoda said...

Stephen Hawking seems to enjoy it. Of course, he doesn't have much to compare it to. I don't see him doing a lot of rollerblading.

August 31, 2005 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jo Jo The Monkeyboy's Ghost said...

Can I join? It'll be the swellest!

August 31, 2005 1:49 PM  
Blogger owenlars said...

I did spell Phoenix wrong, once, so I'm quite sure that this is enough to keep me out of the "ultimate site.". Good luck with it, though, as I'm sure you'll make a killing by excluding those of us who don't fit into your "general" profile. The rest of us "hacks" will just have to continue to hen-peck the keyboard with adventurous tales of board games and pajama parties. A word of warning to you administrators- never allow anyone into your ring who might have a different spin or approach, as this can only lead to envy and miscontent(See Third Reich, 1933). Let's face it, we can't allow such diversity, especially when we're promoting free-thinking and creativity.

September 01, 2005 1:13 AM  
Blogger Leia said...

Ahhh. Good luck. Just remember we're all still here, reading your posts. In other words, what Dee said.

Ummm... What's with ^?

September 01, 2005 5:39 PM  

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