24 September 2015 @ 09:40 am
New community input  
Good morning,

I hope you all are doing well. So this mod took over a Merlin community and now doesn't know what to do it. The new community seems to be dead. I need this community input on what to do with it, please.

Any suggestions?

Please head to harlequinmerlin and tell me what you think it should be about.

♥ cd_mods

P.S. This community will still be running as it always have. So no worries. Camelot_Drabble is our baby.
Endora: gwensidhe_faerie on September 24th, 2015 03:16 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately. this is the fate of most of the Merlin Communities. I have at least a half dozen dead ones on my list now. Maybe the question to ask is: "What kind of community is this fandom lacking?" From there you can just fill in the gap.
cd_modscd_mods on September 24th, 2015 03:25 pm (UTC)
That is a good question! And I know what you mean about so many dead Merlin communities. I still love this show and to see interest community die sucks. This is why I took over the community. I don't know exactly what to do with it. I was thinking a monthly fest of just a place where artists/writers can post/rec fic. Don't know yet. There's seem to be no interests for the people there.
Endorasidhe_faerie on September 24th, 2015 03:31 pm (UTC)
I'll sign up for just about anything once (sometimes more than once). I obviously still write a lot of Merlin. Maybe a quarterly fest of some kind. The name reminds me of Harlequin romance novels.
Yennyyenny2206 on September 24th, 2015 04:11 pm (UTC)
The community is based on it.
Endorasidhe_faerie on September 24th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
There is one on dreamwidth like that. I did it this year with an original story. We wrote fic to the summaries of published romance novels. I loved it.
Eurydiceeurydice72 on September 24th, 2015 05:33 pm (UTC)
That is always fun. :) Along the same lines, writing romance stories using the titles as inspiration. God knows there enough of them.
cd_modscd_mods on September 25th, 2015 03:35 am (UTC)
That is a good idea. Giving book tittles as prompts.

We'll see how activity in the community so far is zero.

Don't know if I should pimp it or delete everything and start from over. Or just leave it as it is.
Endorasidhe_faerie on September 25th, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
Pimp it. Ask others to pimp it out too. When I did the fest this spring there was one Merlin story on the finished list. I know the author and I could give her a heads up.
Endorasidhe_faerie on September 25th, 2015 10:32 am (UTC)
Heres the link to the one on dreamwidth. its open to all fandoms and original works.

Yennyyenny2206 on September 25th, 2015 12:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link.

I have to really think and plan about how is going to play out. Rules, pimping and such. I like to have the community set up first with rules, how is going to work, etc. Before pimping.
Because of work and real life this might take a while.
Bekah: Alex Vlahos & Colin Morgan 00ms_bekahrose on September 25th, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
This is a BRILLIANT idea. And who knows, it may give some of us the nudge we need to get back into writing again...
Yennyyenny2206 on September 25th, 2015 12:19 pm (UTC)
We are glad you are part of this community. Everyone here are awesome and caring :)
Eurydiceeurydice72 on September 24th, 2015 05:51 pm (UTC)
Well, I just started watching in hopes something really does come from it. I wish I had some ideas for you, but I'll think on it. The suggestion to find a lack in the fandom is a great one.
cd_modscd_mods on September 25th, 2015 03:36 am (UTC)
Yeah so far the community has had zero activity. No traffic whatsoever. No interest.
Bekah: Alex Vlahos 00ms_bekahrose on September 25th, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
I didn't even know this community existed! In saying that though, I've been a bit MIA for the last twelve months or so - not for lack of trying, real life just gets hectic - ... I'd love to be a part of it.
Yennyyenny2206 on September 25th, 2015 12:20 pm (UTC)
We love having you. Prompts are every Friday :)
ajsrandom: mergana4ajsrandom on September 24th, 2015 07:59 pm (UTC)
Just poked around over there and found the first mod post: http://harlequinmerlin.livejournal.com/393.html

It's an interesting concept, but maybe too narrow to survive long?
cd_modscd_mods on September 25th, 2015 03:37 am (UTC)
I think so too. But the community has been dead for a few years and as of now no interests.