1. What is 30 Days of Lists?
30 Days of Lists is a month-long project brought to you by Amy of Lemon and Raspberry and Kam of Campfire Chic. Each day during the month of March we will post a new list topic – always with the encourage to just journal a little bit (in list form) every day. We know not everyone can make a mini scrapbook in a weekend, or art journal every night. But journaling through lists is totally do-able. Check out the Flickr Group for examples from the March and September 2011 and March and September 2012 challenges (more than 6000 images added!)
Every day through the month of March we will be posting a list prompt – anything from confessions to childhood memories. At the end of the 30 days you’ll have a collection of entries creating a small snapshot of your life right now.
Only 5-10 minutes per day are really needed. While you’re waiting for someone, or when you’re the passenger in the car. You can even download the list topics ahead of time to get a jump start!
2. Who started 30 Days of Lists?
Amy and Kam partnered with Justine of A New Beginning in January of 2011 and began working on the first edition of 30 Days of Lists. A fortune cookie brought the three together in a collaborative project based on their love of lists and little time to create a huge crafty project each day. The trio each host their own blogs and online businesses.
3. Who can join?
Anybody can join 30 Days of Lists. It is aimed at list-lovers of all ages and boasts an international audience. The age range for this project is wide, but the common love for lists and the simplicity of each daily prompt levels the playing field. Participants need access to the internet, as this project is based on a private website that is updated on regular basis.
4. How do I register for 30 Days of Lists?
Registration for 30 Days of Lists is done through a third-party website that will take care of the secure transaction. Payment is accepted through PayPal, and you will need to include your name and valid e-mail address. Registration is generally announced a month before each edition of 30 Days of Lists, subscribing to the 30 Days of Lists newsletter is the best way to get up-to-date information on registration and other related topics.
5. I participated last time. Do I still need to pay full price for this time?
Each session’s 30 Days of Lists will be COMPLETELY new content! 30 new list prompts plus all new DIY projects and tutorials. Because of this completely new session we will not be offering any price break for previous participants. We are so grateful for the repeated support of so many of you, so thanks for understanding.
6. I’d like to register for my friend as a gift – what do I need to do?
Such a great idea! Especially something you guys can do together. Email the 30 Days of Lists Team and we will coordinate sending your gift!
7. How do I log onto the private blog?
The PDF download associated with pre-registration and registration contains all necessary information for accessing the private blog, basic navigation, and auxiliary website information including the Flickr photo pool and Twitter search. You will not be receiving that login info in any other form, so please be sure to save your PDF download. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download, in order to access the document.
8. How do I save the registration PDF?
You will want to save your PDF by either printing it out and putting it in a binder or other filing system, or you can save the digital copy to your personal computer by using the save option in the upper-left of the PDF. We suggest you save the registration PDF as soon as you download it, you are only given three attempts at downloading the PDF.
9. What am I getting?
Your registration includes a PDF download with ALL the information you need to register for the private blog (don’t lose it).
Once you have logged into the private blog there are many different options to participate, tutorials to follow, printables to download – all by your choice on your own time. New list prompts will be posted every morning during the month of March, and there will be several giveaways with opportunities to win. But most of all, you are getting entrance to one of the most supportive and creative communities of (mostly) ladies we have found!
10. Wait. Why haven’t I gotten any emails or anything?
Apart from the 30 Days of Lists newsletter, you will only receive emails from the #30Lists team upon registration. There are no automatic daily emails associated with this challenge – however you will have the option to sign-up for daily emails once logged in to the private site if you wish.
If you wish to receive communication regarding 30 Days of Lists, be sure to subscribe to the newsletter today.
11. I’m having trouble logging in. What do I do?
Double check to make sure the caps lock is turned off on your keyboard and re-enter the login information into the login screen. If you cannot reach the login screen, consult the pre-registration or registration PDF you received upon payment for the access information. We do encourage our participants to use a web-browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, or Safari when accessing the private blog as Internet Explorer may not be able to display the login page.
And finally, if you continue to have trouble, please try to login on a laptop or desktop computer. Occasionally the login page has trouble with mobile devices like phones or tablets.
12. Can I start the lists early?
By all means! We do ask that our participants not post photos of lists until the publish date for each prompt. Some participants do not wish to see the list topics until they day they are announced, so please be considerate of this request.
13. I don’t have time to check the website everyday; how can I remain involved?
The weekly prompt posts will be grouped together by week, and you can visit each week of posts using the button in the sidebar of the private blog. That way you can catch up on not only the daily prompts, but see some inspiration behind others. There is also the option to download a digital set of printable sheets with the prompts listed at the top.
A way to stay involved in the 30 Days of Lists community is to post your photos at the end of the week, comment on a few photos in the Flickr pool, tweet with other #30List participants, and visiting the message forum. We understand what it is to be busy and want this to be an enjoyable experience for you.
14. Is there a way to share photos of my lists with others?
A Flickr account is free and easy to use, but if you do not wish to create an account, we suggest starting a blog/tumblr/Pinterest board/website to post your photos. You will then be able to post a link to the photo of your list (and post, if applicable) in the comments section of the appropriate prompt.
15. How do I upload a photo to the Flickr group?
Once you have logged on to the private blog we will have a tutorial available with instructions. If you are not currently registered, there is an FAQ section on Flickr that can assist you with uploading a photo to the 30 Days of Lists group.
16. What does ‘#30Lists’ mean?
#30Lists is the hashtag we use on Twitter and Instagram to tag a tweet as part of the general 30 Days of Lists conversation. Using that hashtag gives anybody else searching for #30Lists on Twitter or Instagram the opportunity to see all the tweets at once. It is like a chat room on Twitter! The 30 Days of Lists team also uses #30Lists while posting to save our hands
17. I paid with an echeck, why does my registration say ‘processing’?
An echeck takes several business days to clear and ejunkie will not send you the login information until the echeck clears and payment is complete. Please be patient while the transaction takes place. If you would like to avoid this delay in service, please select another payment option.
18. How can I support 30 Days of Lists?
You can support 30 Days of Lists in several ways: By registering for 30 Days of Lists, by publishing a blog post that shares your thoughts on 30 Days of Lists and links to the main website, share a link to 30 Days of Lists on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, and other social media outlets, emailing your family and friends letting them know you are participating, and forwarding our newsletter to your efriends! There are so many ways to support 30 Days of Lists, the options are endless! We appreciate your help in letting others know about this fun and easy project.