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Revenant

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So, first off, thank you to NGC for the journal award!

When the announcement of what would be given out this year made no mention of the journal awards, I was thinking that meant there would be no journal awards this year - and I don't think I was alone in that assumption. Participation in the journals has dropped aggressively since 2017 and, given that, it certainly could have been an understandable move. I suppose it’s possible that it was their intent to do away with it, but then we pulled out enough participation this year to make them change their minds. Or maybe they were just hedging their bets and not committing. We’ll never know – I doubt they’d ever tell us even if they were considering it. :)

In any case, I am happy to be wrong and grateful to get it.

Of course, that’s not the only happy surprise here – part of the reason why I’m posting this today and not on Friday is I wanted to make sure I was reading the announcement correctly.

This year, for the first time that I’m aware of, the journal award winners are getting a $500 grading credit, just like the winners in the other categories – another cool thing to be grateful for!

I have a couple of ideas for how I’m going to put that to use – one is rather likely to happen if I can find a way to make it work. More on that later.

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Ugh, $500 for the journal guys? I hadn't heard that but if it's true, yi-ha! :golfclap: Congratulations on your journal award Revenant! ^^ I, like you, thought the journal awards got the kibosh and I was happy to discover last Friday otherwise. :) Gary.

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5 minutes ago, gherrmann44 said:

Ahh, $500 for the journal guys? I hadn't heard that but if it's true, yi-hah! :golfclap: Congratulations Revenant! I also thought the journal awards got the kibosh. I was happy to discover last Friday otherwise. :) Gary.

I'm not surprised you hadn't heard / realized. It's not something that seems to be getting any fanfare or attention. If you read the announcement they just list the Journals along with all the other major award categories and say that all of these awards get the plaques and the $500 credit:

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Since the journal awards were never included in this I sent them a message just to make sure I wasn't going funny in the head in my not-so-old age. lol 

Also, your profile is starting to look like the chest of some old general's parade uniform:

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Congrats again, Gary! I vaguely remember when you started posting here and 11 some-odd years later you're still a major fixture of this place and have been consistently. :)

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30 minutes ago, Eagles Nest said:

Congradulations!

I always enjoy reading your posts. 

Thank you! Always good to hear. :)

3 minutes ago, Lastufka Collection said:

Congrats! Glad they didn't do away with it, I love reading everyone's journal!

Thanks! And agreed 100% - I'm glad it's continuing. Even if they ditch the award though I could see the journals themselves continuing and those of us who enjoy it continuing to use it - as several of us thought was the case anyway.

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Question for you all - I haven't really paid all that much attention to journals in the past and just posted my first this year. How do you decide whether to post a journal or a regular post in the U.S./World section? What is the difference, or intended difference, between the two?

 

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24 minutes ago, Zebo said:

Question for you all - I haven't really paid all that much attention to journals in the past and just posted my first this year. How do you decide whether to post a journal or a regular post in the U.S./World section? What is the difference, or intended difference, between the two?

If my main goal is to start a conversation or ask for information from others in this community, I'll make a post in the forums. If my main reason for posting is to share or record something about my life or my progress on a goal or project, I'll post it to a journal. Somethings can easily go either place - like there's no reason why a post about a new purchase can't go in either place, but I'll normally post that to the journals, especially if it's a new purchase for a set I talk about a lot.

Ultimately the goal of the Journals for me is to tell a story both internally to each post and across the span of the entries with certain topics, threads and themes showing up repeatedly, but not all of them in every post. The journal also becomes a kind of log, with all the posts kept together long term in one place where I can go back and look at them and find them later if I want. When I'm posting / starting a new thread in the forums I'm not trying to have that post have any connective tissue to any of my other posts and I'm probably not going to care if I can find that post again 6 months, 1 year, or 3 years from now.

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That's awesome that the award comes with the grading credit, congrats!  Its a cool award anyway but that is a nice kicker.

"I have a couple of ideas for how I’m going to put that to use – one is rather likely to happen if I can find a way to make it work. More on that later."

Your going to allow each member of the board (who has a set just behind one of yours) to submit coins on you.  :roflmao:

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4 hours ago, Naked Angel said:

Congrats Revenant!  I too like to read your journals, they're always interesting.

Thanks! :D

3 hours ago, Zebo said:

Makes sense - thanks

Of course, you're completely free to do whatever you want with it. There's never been a clearly defined, "This is the way."

55 minutes ago, Coinbuf said:

That's awesome that the award comes with the grading credit, congrats!  Its a cool award anyway but that is a nice kicker.

"I have a couple of ideas for how I’m going to put that to use – one is rather likely to happen if I can find a way to make it work. More on that later."

Your going to allow each member of the board (who has a set just behind one of yours) to submit coins on you.  :roflmao:

Hmmm.... I'm prepared to accept donations... What you gonna send me? :D … To... submit... on your behalf... not keep forever. :whistle: 

 

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