As some of you may know, I’m off to California next week, so I just wanted to give you all a quick update about how the Shoe Challenge will operate for the next few weeks, while I’m gone.
When I first started the Shoe Challenge, I honestly had no idea how many people would want to take part. I figured maybe 10, or 15 if I was lucky, and as I also assumed that most of those people would probably only do one challenge per week, if that, it would be pretty easy to handle it during any vacations I happened to take. I’d either just take an hour or so out of each week to put together the roundup while I was away, or, if that wasn’t possible, I’d do one big roundup when I got back.
Of course, it didn’t quite work out that way, and to my absolute amazement (and joy!), we now have over 90 participants, many of whom are getting through multiple pairs of shoes each week. As wonderful as that is to watch, it does mean that, even with the best will in the world, there’s just no way I can hope to keep up with the roundups while I’m on vacation: quite apart from the time it takes to put together every week, we’ll also be travelling around a lot and I may not always have reliable internet access, so I don’t want to promise to deliver the roundup as usual, and then not be able to do it. And, of course, if I just leave the entries to pile up until I get back, I’ll come home to a few hundred emails, so that’s not going to work either.
So here’s what I propose:
Each Friday, from now until I get back, I’ll schedule a weekly roundup post which will essentially be an open thread. Rather than emailing in your photos, you simply post your links in the comments section of that post, and that way everyone else will be able to visit your blogs and see what you’ve been up to. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your images on the Shoeperwoman Facebook page, or on a free image site like Photobucket or similar, and link to that.
Now, obviously I know this isn’t ideal, and it won’t be as easy as seeing all of the photos in one place, and I’m really, really sorry about that. I just totally underestimated how popular the challenge would be, and this is the only way I can think of to keep the roundups going while I’m away (and make sure I don’t come back to hundred of images!). I promise this will only be for the duration of my holiday, though, and things will get back to normal as soon as I get back, so I hope you’ll all understand, and will bear with me for the next few weeks!
I don’t leave for a few days yet, though, so if you have any questions, feel free to ask!