The League of Extraordinary Bloggers was started a year ago, and it has been an amazing and fun ride! When I posted the idea for the League, the immediate response was overwhelming–to date, over 150 bloggers have signed on to contribute to the weekly blog writing challenge, and many of us have made new friends and connections with fellow pop culture enthusiasts. There’s no doubt in my mind that the League has helped every one of us to gain new followers and attract new visitors to our sites.
There have been over 50 weekly topics presented, and I tried to respond to all of them here on Cool & Collected, but a few had me stumped (Pirates? What do I know about pirates?). My favorite contributions were the blog topics that were more personal in nature. I really enjoyed having to sit down and write the State of the Site, and about 1984, the year I was 12 years old. I’m also fairly proud of the article I recently wrote about collectibles of the future, and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day I publicly admitted to never seeing Star Trek.
Here are some of topics that generated my favorite responses from the League:
- What if…?
- Jumping the Shark
- This is Halloween
- Young Guns
- How to Destroy the Death Star
- Star of the Show
- Reboot and Recast
- Road Trip!
- Top 10 Movies
- Geek Confessions
- Where are They Now?
So now what?
Not too long ago, I actually considered shutting down the League on its one-year anniversary. The interest level seemed to have slacked off, and it is getting difficult to generate fresh weekly topics, but the fact of the matter is that new bloggers continue to hop on board, and there are a few of us die-hards still here, who contribute regularly and really do see a return on their creative investment, so rest assured, the League will continue!
The second part of this week’s topic asked for ideas for future League topics, and the results that have been streaming in are excellent–I can’t wait to answer some of them, Plus, I have an exciting idea in store for a topic in the very near future, so you won’t want to miss that one!
I have actually been working on another super-secret project that will take a huge amount of time and effort, and I hope to include many of you in the venture, but more on that later. Anyone else have any exciting projects or ideas in mind? The League is nothing if not a community, so help me out here. Is the fire still burning inside? Should we be doing something other than weekly blog challenges to keep things fresh? The floor is open for ideas…