The end is nigh…

The past nine months have gone by in the blink of an eye.

Back at the very beginning

On Wednesday, I am no longer a trainee journalist at Cardiff University. Providing I pass my exams, I’ll actually be qualified to work on a local paper, can you believe it?

As you probably know, Wednesday also marks the official end of my Seamless pledge. Perhaps it’s all the furious revision I’m doing for my final exams, but it’s not quite hit me just yet!

I’m not the first to complete my pledge – over at Thread Carefully, Julia finished her pledge and reflected on it here. What’s really nice to see is she’s not wanting to give up on it and has decided to pledge for another year. Then there’s Juliet, who commented a few days ago that she’s planning to take her pledge until the end of 2012.

I’m definitely leaning towards taking my pledge onwards and upwards, but what I’d really like to do is cultivate the community we have here. Speaking about Me Made May ’12, I mentioned how much I’ve loved the community aspect of these challenges and with the end of my course, I’m going to have far more time on my hands to be able to make more of this aspect of the pledge.

You might not know, but Seamless already has a Flickr group and a Facebook page going, but I’d like to take this community aspect a lot further. I’ve got a couple of ideas in mind, such as featured pledgers and the refashioning me-mades challenge, but I’d love to hear what you guys would like to do.

Whether it’s some more challenges, giveaways, or spotlights on other pledgers, I’d love to know what kind of posts you’d love to see on the blog. If there’s anything you’ve particularly liked about Seamless so far, then I’d love to hear about it, equally if there’s anything you think I should work on.

In a way, I’d like the blog to be a focal point for pledgers to come, with groups on Flickr or Facebook acting as “support” networks while you’re pledging or even if you’re thinking of it.

Anyway, it’s time for me to get back to the revision! I shall see you all after exam hell is done…

6 thoughts on “The end is nigh…

  1. Crafting a Rainbow says:

    Sounds like you’ve got some really good plans! I also loved the community of MMM too, and I’ve been wondering how it could be continued or sustained… I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with! 🙂

  2. gingermakes says:

    Good luck with your exams! Hope everything goes swimmingly!! I’m excited to see what you have up your sleeves for the blog! I love the idea of a refashioning challenge!

  3. Vicki Kate says:

    Good luck with your exams!
    Community challenges that make us think about the pledge from a different angle would be fun! Maybe a challenge with a basic, such as refashioning a mans shirt, would be a fun place to start? Or a swap? I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

    • Elena Cresci says:

      Thanks! Yeah, the NCTJs aren’t exactly a walk in the park are they? I think they went well though. The weird part now is the realisation I’m no longer a student, waah!

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