This is basically the same Intro post from last year with a few additions/changes
Just a short post giving you an idea what you can expect from the challenge and how it's going to work. This is also a great place to ask any questions and hopefully I'll have an answer for you:)
I think most podficcers are of the mind that any feedback is better than no feedback! So, while you might feel like you ought to write a multi-paragraph ode to someone's accent/style/technical genius, sometimes all you really have to say is that you enjoyed it. And that's ok!
Challenge yourself to leave some kind of feedback for every podfic that you listen to during the 2 weeks of the challenge and hopefully you'll be inspired by the more specific mini challenges to stretch your feedbacking skills even further.
If you're not sure what to say in your comments, check out klb
's Podfic Feedback Toolbox: 5 ways to give great podfic feedback
or hear it read aloud
. You can also check out commenting on podfic
some meta by yue_ix
and story love, body love, performance love
For each piece of feedback that you give we're scoring as follows:
Leave basic feedback: 3 points
Example: Great job, I had fun listening to this!
Leave feedback with specifics about what you enjoyed: 4 points
Example: It was a treat listening to this while I was out walking today. I could hear the affection for the characters in your voice, and I loved the song you added at the end.
Leave feedback with specifics about what you enjoyed PLUS rec it somewhere accessible to fandom at large: 5 points
Places you could rec: your personal journal/tumblr/blog or a public reccing space like podficpool
or podfic_love Unless otherwise stated in the mini challenge you can't give yourself points for the challenges + points from the regular points scale.
ie: If you're claiming points from any of the mini-challenges for a piece of feedback you can't *also* claim points for reccing (another 5 points). It's either/or.
For the purposes of this challenge, giving a kudos/liking does not count as giving feedback and wont be counted in the points system.
There will be a post one week in and then another at the end of the second week where you can log your points.
This years mini challenges can be found here:Mini Challenge 1: What's that podfic?Mini Challenge 2: Grow a podfic tree!Mini Challenge 3: Challenge YourselfMini Challenge 4: Commenting on works with no comments
At the end of the 2 weeks points will be tallied up and we will see who has been the most awesome at letting podficcers know how much they're loved. You can play without bothering about the points, they are just there for people who find competition motivating and fun:)
In conclusion: listen to the podfics you normally would, give feedback, get points, join in on the challenges if you so desire, most importantly: have fun! Also, the podfic you feedback *doesn't have to be ones you've listened to in the space of the 2 week challenge*, it can be a chance to catch up on your backlog.This years challenge runs from April 1st to April 15th