Saturday, June 1, 2013

June Topic! and Happy Birthday to us!

Hi everybody!

Socializing Engineers is officially one year old! And although it's occasionally neglected, everyone seems interested in keeping the project going into another year. We've discussed a bit behind the scenes and should have some interesting stuff coming up.

However, since no one was proactive enough to notice the anniversary of the blog approaching, June will just be a regular month where we write about a topic of everyone's choice.

The May poll closed with the following breakdown of votes:
  • 0 votes: body mods, something you love, something you hate, character
  • 1 vote: religion, food

I'm going to make an executive decision and say that the topic for this month is food. It seems more appropriate for a laid-back summer month, and I expect to see some recipes!

Contributors: You can interpret this topic any way you want, and you can write as many posts about it as you want (within reason, obviously, not like 200 posts over the course of the month, but I don't think any of us have that kind of time on our hands). When you write your post, make sure you tag it with the topic and your name/blog identifier, so that if any potential readers like you and hate the rest of us, they can find your posts easily.

Everyone: Blogger polls are kind of sucky, so I decided to try something new this month. You shouldn't notice any differences to your voting experience other than the fact that your vote will hopefully actually show up this month. Also, there is a new "Other" category that should allow you to suggest new topics within the poll itself. The poll is in the sidebar (not visible on the mobile site), and you can vote until the 25th of this month. Whichever topic gets the most votes gets written about next month.

The topics have been shuffled in with old ones that were kicked out over the course of the last year, and there will only be five per poll from now on. Comment on this post or the topic ideas post if there's anything you'd like to see added to the poll in July. As far as I'm concerned, any topic is fair game, so suggest away!

1 comment:

  1. Topic idea: vision

    (I'm going to pick up a new pair of glasses today!)