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Jon’s Creator Showcase: A Welcome to the June 2019 Iteration

“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.” –Erma Bombeck

Today is the first day of June, and with June’s arrival comes an opportunity for me to host Jon’s Creator Showcase, an initiative intended to allow a variety of bloggers of all skill level and all topics to share their content with other bloggers. The idea began in December 2017 at Jon Spencer Reviews and aimed to have bloggers promote content they were particularly proud of. last month’s Jon’s Creator Showcase was hosted by Mechanical Anime ReviewsScott. In the process, seeing what other bloggers were doing proved inspiring to bloggers, creating a powerful sense of community. This project is now a year and a half old, and through it, I’ve been able to see how other bloggers structure their blogs, as well as how they walk through presenting their thoughts on things they enjoy (and enjoy less): it is an eye-opening experience to see, and besides giving people a stronger sense of community, the programme also drives more exposure and engagement amongst bloggers. In short, there’s no part of this that I don’t like, and especially in a world where discord and enmity is prevalent, it is fantastic to see a community show a stronger bond built on friendship and trust. With the formalities done, Jon’s Creator Showcase has a few details that participants should be mindful of. Submissions are traditionally handled via Twitter: all one needs is an account, and then 1) respond to the thread the host has going in Twitter for the active month, 2) tag the host with a link to their post or 3) link a post with the hashtag #TheJCS. I will be relaxing the standards and also accept submissions through Twitter’s Direct Messages, or even here in the comments. Participants are encouraged to submit one post from the previous month: for this month’s iteration, please submit your favourite post from May 2019. The post needn’t be about anime and gaming, which are the topics of my blog: they simply need to be something that you particularly enjoyed writing for. Subsequently, I will read through your subscription and showcase it towards the beginning of July.

  • I’m greatly looking forwards to seeing what submissions will be made. For each submission, I will be summarising it into a few sentences, explore what stood out about the article for me, and then go through what I got out of reading it. Folks familiar with my blogging style will probably be aware that I can talk about almost anything in some capacity, so I’m very welcome to featuring posts that are not about anime or games.

There are a handful of guidelines to be mindful of for Jon’s Creator Showcase: while the choice of topics is very diverse and ultimately up to you, I remark that submissions cannot contain hate speech, harassment, violence or illegal activities. That means if you’re trying to show people how to build a do-it-yourself backyard fission reactor, I’m not hosting that. I also will not be hosting content that is unintelligible, links to malware and other unpleasant things or that which only exists to sell a product. Beyond this, the floor is open to whatever topic of your choosing. This month, I am accepting all posts that were written in May 2019. Once your submissions have been made, I will be returning in July to go over every submission that I receive in detail and will be creating a special post to highlight the submissions that are received in all of their glory. The previous Jon’s Creator Showcase hosts have all done a spectacular job of presenting their content, so I anticipate that expectations will be high as we inch towards my turn to present the June edition of Jon’s Creator Showcase. I am excited to see what everyone enjoys in their writing, and what things are most moving or important to them. A blog is intended as a place to share one’s thoughts and acts as a bit of a public-access diary, so seeing just how diverse and varied the community is is always an encouraging thing for me. I encourage everyone to participate, and above all else, to have fun with this initiative: it is no joke when I say that many of the bloggers I follow out there write with conviction and clarity, presenting content that consistently matches, and even exceeding those of professional writers. Hence, I’d love to see this continue.

7 responses to “Jon’s Creator Showcase: A Welcome to the June 2019 Iteration

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  3. Jon Spencer June 2, 2019 at 20:25

    Thanks for taking on the hosting duties, especially since this is your first time! I hope you really enjoy the experience and please feel free to reach out if ya need anything 🙂

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    • infinitezenith June 2, 2019 at 20:35

      I appreciate it! I’ll send you a DM if any questions arise during the course of June: your document has been superbly helpful, so it’s been pretty smooth so far.

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      • Jon Spencer June 2, 2019 at 21:24

        Awesome, I’ll be sure to check often and get back to you ASAP if ya do need me. I’m glad to hear that the document is good and useful as well, means it wasn’t a waste to make it up lol XD

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  4. magicconan14 (Aria) June 3, 2019 at 05:17

    I think, having participated since the beginning of the JCS, it’s pretty usual to take submissions through the comments – it’s just that not many people use that option. While I’m at it, I might as well try submitting through the comments this time, with this post (hopefully it doesn’t go to spam…):
    https://animangaspellbook.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/what-i-mean-when-i-say-sarazanmai-is-basically-a-magical-boy-show-but-also-has-hints-of-kiznaiver/

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