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How Anyone Can Set Up a ReadaThing

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1LucindaLibri
elokuu 17, 2014, 4:47pm

I started a "How To" page about ReadaThings listing the steps involved to set one up.
I used the steps I followed for the upcoming ReadaThing.
I'm sure others have used more or fewer steps, but this is a place to start.

http://www.librarything.com/wiki/index.php/ReadaThingHowTo

I also included some History. I had forgotten that the first six ReadaThings were single day "ReadaThons". (The longer RaTs are a more recent invention.)

Anyway, feel free to comment/ask questions below. Minor edits of the RaT How To wiki page are welcome, but it did take a long time to write up, so PM me if you think i've gotten something terribly wrong and want to delete or change huge portions.

P.S. This is also my way of saying that I won't be able to set up any future ReadaThings. I'm happy to consult, but need to focus my limited energy in other directions. Thanks for understanding. In the Relay Race Spirit of ReadaThing, I pass the torch!

2jjmcgaffey
elokuu 23, 2014, 10:19pm

I edited it a little, mostly formatting (and removed one duplicate line). Very useful! A great idea, thanks.

3LucindaLibri
elokuu 23, 2014, 11:03pm

Thanks!

4majkia
elokuu 27, 2014, 4:14pm

wonderful idea!

5VampAmber
elokuu 31, 2014, 9:14pm

I'm not quite confident in either my organizing abilities, nor my responibility-having-ness, to run a ReadaThing on my own, but if anyone else were to do the things that are too scary for me at the moment, I would absolutely love to do everything in my power to help out. This is so fun, I want it to happen as often as possible. Glad I found it through the newsletter. ^_^

6LucindaLibri
syyskuu 1, 2014, 10:36am

>5 VampAmber:
My hope is that posting the process will enable groups of new folks to get us on a more frequent schedule of ReadaThings. So as people stumble upon this thread I encourage you all to be willing to (1) figure out which pieces of the puzzle you might be able to help with and (2) feel free to put a call out for other folks to do the rest.

When I first started participating/helping I knew nothing about dealing with the WIKI, but eventually (with help) I figured it out. Sometimes it works better to divide up the chores (monitoring the threads, spreading the word/PR, WIKI, Time Zone Chart, etc.). There's NO requirement that one person do everything . . . but sometimes it works out that way. :)