I have two things to talk about today! The first one is the birthday challenge! I have had a nice bunch of sign-ups for this challenge, but we are down on last year, so if you want to be in, go to this post for details and to sign up! It's not too late as long as your birthday hasn't already passed for this year. If you want to be in but your wishlist is pretty much like last year, feel free to copy it from this 2014 post into the 2015 one - no-one's going to mind!
And on that note, I asked everyone to check through the 2015 list to see who they may consider offering gifts to this year, and to sign in at this post to give me an idea of who those people may be. You are under no obligation to actually provide something! If time gets away on you and you can't make it, no one will penalize you! This is a voluntary gift-giving challenge, but as we all know, it's so nice to get a little something on your birthday, so give and ye shall receive is really the order of the day.
I have some great offers so far (and the comments are screened, so only K and I will be able to see who or what you're pledging, and we only expect what you can manage and no more, so don't feel obligated to fulfil a promise if life has been busting your gut or you're having a block. All I ask is for you to try to fit a few small creations for others into your busy schedule over the year), but the following people don't have many gifters so far, so if anyone feels they can look at something for them, please do go to the link in the previous paragraph and comment there. THANK YOU!
We need more gift offers for:
Thank you to everyone who has signed in and advised me who they're hoping to give to, so far. At any time in the year you can go back and comment again or edit your original comment to offer more gifts if you find yourself in the position to help. I do already have a couple of back-ups, so thank you to those people! I will be in touch if need be. A couple of people have also gifted unexpectedly and I didn't know they were going to, which is awesome! You are also welcome to do that too, any time.
Just in case you've forgotten (and these things do sometimes escape us; there's no fault if it has), these people have not been in touch to say they've got giftees in mind:
mierke (thank you for reccing to galadriel34, btw!)
Maybe you just haven't seen any fandoms you create in yet, so you'll come back, and that's fine too, but I just wanted to give you that chance.
Thank you all again for playing! There's been some great gifts so far, and I know this is going to get our numbers up this year - in fact I am counting up all the gifts as we go this year (not individual words, but if each gift is on average equal to 200 words or more, that's going to make for a good percentage of our count, anyway!)
AND #2 on my list to talk about today is BINGO! I know we have a lot of keen bingo players here, and that is fantastic! Would anyone like to help me make some Bingo cards and/or reward graphics for February Bingo? This is next month's challenge and I'll be running that one, so any help you guys could offer would be much appreciated. I'll post again soon to announce the card topics and to ask for prompts, so watch this space! ;-)