Timasomo is "Tildes' Make Something Month": a creative community challenge that takes place in the month of October. This is its fourth year!
If you would like to participate (or simply follow along), make sure you are subscribed to ~creative.timasomo.1
The Roll Call thread will be posted there on October 1st. That is where people will formally commit to projects for Timasomo.
What is Timasomo really though?
Timasomo is a chance to create something/anything!
There are no restrictions on what you can choose to make.
These showcases are the culminating event of Timasomo -- a public gallery of participants' creations. Each item in the showcases was a project that community members chose to complete for the event.
In the weeks leading up to the showcase, discussion threads will be posted where people can share their progress.
Can I participate?
Yes! Timasomo is open to anyone on Tildes! Please make sure you are subscribed to ~creative.timasomo.
The greater Tildes community is also encouraged to participate in discussion threads even if you are not actively working towards a creative goal. This is meant to be an inclusive community event -- all are welcome!
If you are interested in participating but do not have a Tildes login, please e-mail the invite request address here for an invite to the community.
How do I sign up?
Make sure you are subscribed to ~creative.timasomo.
On October 1st, there will be a Roll Call thread. By posting your plans to participate in that thread, you have formally signed up for Timasomo!
Didn't it used to be in November?
Yes. Timasomo was originally inspired by NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month, which takes place in November.
Initially, I wanted people participating in NaNoWriMo to be able to share their work with Timasomo as well. Over the past three years, however, no participant has publicly submitted any work from NaNoWriMo to Timasomo. Instead, Timasomo has gained its own identity independent of NaNoWriMo.
Many participants from previous years have shared that October would be a better month for them personally, so we moved the event to October this year.
Also, the event was so fantastically popular that it regularly upstaged American Thanksgiving, thus we only felt it fair that Canadian Thanksgiving be targeted as well.
What are the rules?
Timasomo is self-driven and its goals are self-selected.
On October 1st, participants will commit to a creative project (or projects) that they plan to complete within the month of November.
There is no restriction on the methods/products of creativity: writing, painting, code, food, photos, crafts, songs -- if it's creative expression for you, it works for Timasomo!
Though most will be participating individually, collaborations are welcome too!
What is the schedule?
Timasomo begins October 1st and ends October 31st.
All creative output towards your goal(s) should be confined to this time.
This week prior to the start of October is for planning. There will be a few days at the beginning of November given to "finishing touches" before we have our final thread, which will be a showcase of all the completed works.
Below are the dates that I will be posting weekly threads:
Saturday, October 1, 2022: Roll Call Thread
Saturday, October 8, 2022: Update Thread #1
Saturday, October 15, 2022: Update Thread #2
Saturday, October 22, 2022: Update Thread #3
Saturday, October 29, 2022: Final Update Thread
Saturday, November 5, 2022: Timasomo Showcase Thread
Do I have to share my creation(s) publicly?
Tildes is a privacy-respecting site, and you are not obligated to share your creation here if you do not want to. We'd still love to hear about it though, if you're willing to share process and details!
Is it Timasomo or TiMaSoMo?
I personally use "Timasomo" because I think it looks cleaner and because too much time on the internet has made my brain incapable of reading "TiMaSoMo" as anything other than sarcasm, but go with whichever you prefer.
The best option, however, is “𝑻𝑰𝑴𝑨𝑺𝑶𝑴𝑶” for reasons that are self-evident.
This Thread: Planning!
Post your ideas.
Give feedback to others.
Set up collaborations.
Everything in this thread is non-commital! Bounce around ideas and figure out what you'd like to do in our communal brainstorming session.
Also, please do NOT start work on your project yet! Stage setting, planning, and other preparations are allowed (e.g. getting supplies/materials, setting up workspaces, etc.), but save the creation initiation for the 1st.
Get excited for another round of awesome projects!