The Third Anniversary of the Jon’s Creator Showcase!

3 Years Already!?!

I never thought this project that almost died in 2018 would still be going strong three years later. Your support on this has been awesome and I’m excited to see what 2021 has in store for cool creative content! Hope you’ll join me for more Showcases and other fun events year-round!

The 2020 Complete Collection

Happen to miss out on any of the showcases last year? No problem (and not like I blame you, it was a year)! I’ve got your back, now you can read up here! You’ll find links to each host and their respective showcase along with other helpful information if you want to learn more about the program or help keep it going.

Reflecting on the Past Year

Last year we tried a lot of different things with The JCS with mixed results. We saw some truly innovative approaches to hosting that I’d love to see more of, one of them being a digital magazine! Super cool. Let’s look at a few other things I personally tried as a bit of a check in.

New promotional materials were largely received well and have been fully integrated. I’m pleased with this result. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said for the visual schedule. Since we had some people cancel, others change usernames, and other kinks means I won’t be doing that again this year as it’s too much effort for something that quickly becomes functionally useless if any changes happen at all. Plus, nobody used it.

The idea behind the visual schedule was a good one though. People always ask me who’s hosting next as opposed to just checking the schedule here. While I am the event organizer, this does get kind of annoying since the info is publicly available at all times, but it looks to be a necessary evil for now at least.

Hosting Schedule 2021

Speaking of the host schedule…

You can find the schedule here via the Doodle poll. We need folks for 2021 so please sign up and join #TheJCS to keep the community event going strong! This program is volunteer based so it doesn’t happen without folks like you. You can find more info here.

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I’m Hosting #TheJCS This Month!

Now on to the good stuff! I’m hosting this month so I want your AMAZING content from December of 2020. Anything from written posts, drawings, to videos and more! If you made it, are proud of it, and it’s creative we want to see it. Full instructions below:

Submissions are open from 1/4/21 until 1/22/21

  1. Share something YOU created, from December 2020. This can be anything from a blog post, piece of art, video, podcast, or anything you created! Do this by using #TheJCS on Twitter and preferably tag me @JS_Reviews if you don’t reply on the main thread. Alternatively, you can email me, reply here below, or hit me up on Discord. See my contacts page for that stuff.
  2. When putting your submission in, be sure to mention that we are looking for December 2020 content. These threads get long and people get confused by the 15th tag and have no idea what this is for. Build good habits and avoid the headache of needing to repeat yourself to people!
  3. Invite a few friends to join in on the fun! Do this by tagging (I suggest 3) friends when making your submission. It doesn’t matter if the person you are inviting only has a few followers or millions, if you think they are an AWESOME creator, please don’t hesitate to tag them!
  4. If you get asked a question like, “What’s this showcase thing all about?” please do your best to answer. You’ll find some useful resources below:
  5. Last, but certainly not least, explore the showcase and help promote it! Look over some of the submissions that came before you, retweet some that you enjoy, and maybe even follow a new creator or two! While it’s true that I’ll be compiling everything for a MASSIVE post at the end of the month, there’s no reason to wait on discovery amazing creators and interacting with each other.

Once again, I’d like to extend a warm “thank you!” to everybody who has participated in the project so far. Your support is greatly appreciated and I’m so glad that there are all these people who enjoy this community initiative of mine. Whether you’ve hosted, participated each time, or this is the first you are hearing of it, thank you so much!

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