My friends, I’m feeling pretty generous these days.
I haven’t the foggiest idea why, but it’s not for me to question.
I’ve thought of something. You see, I have somewhere in the neighborhood of an extra $100/month just to randomly spend. Now, I thought about blowing this extra hundred at the casino because, well, I like to gamble. Blu says that I should do something better with my money, though.
You’re probably wondering why I’m telling you all of this. Are you? If you are, come close, and I will tell you.
I’ve decided that, instead of giving my money to people who, in general, couldn’t care whether or not I end up on the street after they bank on all my hopes and dreams and leave me with nothing, I will use this money to do one of the things I most enjoy.
“What’s that, Sahm? You gonna eat buckets and buckets of ice cream to smother your woes? You gonna rent a paintball gun and pay a visit to that one guy who keeps driving through your neighborhood at midnight playing his music as loudly as possible from his Suburban? You gonna paint the town red with the blood of your enemies?”
My… That escalated quickly…
No, my friends. What I would like to do is host two contests per month – a Poetry contest and an Art contest (art being anything in the realm of photography, painting, drawing, sculpting, that sort of thing). Now, I’d like to try this on a trial basis for about three months or so. I’d like to do this for two reasons. First reason, to test out my own consistency (mostly because Blu is always on my ass about my lack of said consistency). Second reason, to gauge interest in such a thing.
I’m not done planning this all out yet, but will be by 1 February, at which point I’ll probably kick this off. I’ll let you all know then how I will go about determining the winners for each contest. What I’m interested now are your thoughts.
Are monthly Poetry and Art contests good ideas? Are these something that you’d all be interested in?