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02 September 2016 @ 09:00 am
Come Ride the Crack Broom!  
Doing a quick pimp of one of my favorite communities! Basically you sign up for a month and an open pairing or pairing type (such as H/D, Next Gen, or fics with Charlie as part of the Main Pairing), and commit to reccing 4 fics and/or pieces of art over the course of the month. It's an AWESOME resource when you become obsessed with a new pairing, and spreading the rec love around is always a great thing. It looks complicated, but I promise you, it really isn't.

Come fly the crack_broom!

How to Participate (In 6 Easy Steps!!)

  • Read the RULES. Essentially what you need to know is: 4 recs per month, only 2 of these can have been previously recced on the comm, don't rec more than 2 times in one day.

  • Check the BIG QUEUE to see what "brooms" already have a rider for the Month. For example, this month you can see my name next to the H/D broom. :D

  • Go to the SIGN-UP POST and leave a comment with the month and broom you'd like to claim. Feel free to claim multiple months at a time if you're so inclined.

  • Think about what you want rec. Before making a final decision, make sure you look at the DATABASE OF PAST recs. Only two of your recs can be on this list. I generally just hit CTRL + F and then search for the name/author of what I'd like to rec to see if it's on this list.

  • Grab the POSTING TEMPLATE for the medium you are reccing for (the templates are under spoiler cuts), and fill out the relevant fields.

  • Post to the crack_broom community during the month you signed up for! I usually do all of my recs at the beginning of the month and then schedule them to post over the next few weeks so I don't forget. :)

How easy is that?!?

I highly recommend you consider signing up for a month or two. Reccing is such a great way to contribute to and bolster our community, and the more reccers there are, the greater diversity there is in the type of things being recced. I know several of you rec on your personal journals, but I'd really urge you to consider reccing here as well, as reccing on the comm means that your recs may reach a wider audience than recs on your personal journal--yay! Not to mention, speaking from personal experience, seeing a rec of my work seriously makes my day, every time. <3

So, even if you don't rec on a regular basis, I really urge you to give this comm a try!

And if you have any questions, feel free to poke me with them. I've been reccing there just about 3 now, so I'm fairly familiar with the format. :D
reijamira: [Text] IDKreijamira on September 2nd, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
Mmh, your post sounds so inspiring it really made me stop and consider. I'm one of those people who rec fics in their personal journal. I also follow crack_broom and like to check out the many recs there. BUT, I'm not a native speaker and therefore not as eloquent and gifted as many of the reccers at that comm. I'm simply too shy to post a rec there for everyone to see. I mean the comm is watched by almost 2,5k people. Whoa! :)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 2nd, 2016 07:45 pm (UTC)
Hey! You should ABSOLUTELY sign up! :D

I know what you mean, and I actually felt kind of self conscious about reccing as well, since some people's recs on the comm are pretty in-depth. But I've seen your recs on your journal and those are fantastic! Really, you shouldn't feel self conscious about them at all. When it comes to recs, people aren't generally going to be too fussed about perfect grammar, it's more about the enthusiasm. :D

I really hope you consider. It's such an awesome resource and I know they could use some regular reccers.
reijamira: [Stock] Cookie eats heartsreijamira on September 2nd, 2016 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hahah, thank you for your kind words and for the lovely ego boost. :D

I seriously consider participating. I've looked at the memories and noticed, for example, the Snarry ship has only 55 recs. Pity for there are so many great fics out there. It might be a good opportunity to re-read all those wonderful fics in my fanfic archive. :)

I have one question, though. Are the recs required to be written uniquely for the comm, or can I take part of what I want to say from recs I've already written?

Thanks for your reply!
reijamira: [SPN] Sam shockedreijamira on September 2nd, 2016 08:57 pm (UTC)
EDIT: Okay, hahah, there are more Snarry fics than just 55, after all. These were only the ones listed under "Harry Potter/Severus Snape". There are 434 entries for "Snape/Harry". :D

Edited at 2016-09-02 09:02 pm (UTC)
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 2nd, 2016 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yes, you can use recs from your previous journal for the comm! They don't need to be completely unique at all. :D

I really hope you consider playing along! :D
welcome to villa cariño!capitu on September 2nd, 2016 08:32 pm (UTC)
I want to ride the broom again! It's been ages! I need to check what's been recced to see if I have something new to offer.
wicked smut goddessgracerene on September 2nd, 2016 09:14 pm (UTC)
Do it!! I am SURE you have plenty to offer. :D