What is Timasomo?
Timasomo is "Tildes' Make Something Month," a creative community challenge that takes place in the month of November. It was inspired by NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month.
What are the rules?
Timasomo is self-driven and its goals are self-selected. On November 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 November 1st and ends November 30th. All creative output towards your goal(s) should be confined to this time. This week prior to the start of November is for planning, and there will be a few days at the beginning of December given to "finishing touches" before we have our final thread, which will be a showcase of all the completed works. The showcase date is TBD and will be decided by the participants toward the end of the month, once we have a better idea of what we'll need to do wrap up our projects.
Can I participate?
Yes! Timasomo is open to anyone on Tildes! If you would like to join, post your goal here. 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.
Thread #5: Reflection for Week Four of Four
Timeline for the Close of Timasomo:
- Timasomo officially ends at the beginning of
MondaySunday (lol), December 1st, wherever you are.
- I will post a closing thread at that time with next steps for all participants.
- You have until Thursday, December 5th to put the finishing touches on your creative works to ready them for the showcase.
- The showcase will begin Friday, December 6th.
Give a Progress Update
This is the final stretch! What do things look like for you as we close in on the finish?
What still needs to be done? Are you going to be able to easily finish in time, or will you have to cram things in at the last minute?
Wrap-Up and Polishing
How do you plan to spend the few days of wrap-up time? What edits do you need to make or polish do you need to add, if any?
Discussion Topic of the Week: Ideas for Other Events
Timasomo was my first experiment in doing a Tildes-based "event." I plan to post a thread at the end of it specifically diving into whether we want to do another Timasomo down the road, and, if so, what changes could be made to the processes and setup, but for now I'm curious as to what other ideas are out there: what other Tildes-based events would be people be interested in?
They don't have to follow the same format as this, and they don't have to be entire months. The format and function are totally open. Would you want to do a Tildes game jam? A poetry contest? A donation drive? Pen pals?
Share your ideas here for what community-based "events" you would like to see here on Tildes.