WIT :: revamping Thoughtful Third Thursday


Remember my sturm und drang concerning T3? When I was worried that people weren’t participating, not because they wouldn’t but because they couldn’t? When I felt the parameters of T3 were restrictive and/or cumbersome?

Well, I shared my fears with Selah and, like a soothing balm over my agitated angst, she calmly created the following manifesto which she then graciously allowed me to plagiarize to my heart’s content. Selah is a true tortare to my hapless hare. Here, then, are her words of wisdom:

Now that we’ve got a few months of T3 under our belts, we can see its strengths and weaknesses, and we’ve decided to tweak it a bit. We want to make the link up as accessible and fun as possible!

First, we want to clarify the outfit portion of T3. Obviously, we love seeing you wearing your outfits. Your lovely faces and quirky personalities add to the experience! However, sometimes the perfect outfit just isn’t available. Please, please don’t let that stop you from linking up! Get creative with a Polyvore ensemble, or draw a sketch. Our hope is that this clarification makes T3 more accessible, especially for those who aren’t style/fashion bloggers.

Next, we’re introducing themes to T3. Instead of always focusing on our most current reads, we’ll offer up a variety of prompts. Again, our hope is that having these themes will make it easier for everyone to get sartorially inspired, and not feel rushed to read something inspiring just for T3 (or not link up at all because you’re feeling uninspired by your current read ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย ).

The themes for the next few months are as follows:

June 2014 – Favorite Childhood Read
July 2014 – Favorite Villain
August 2014 – Freebie (use your Current Read, or create your own theme – just don’t be surprised if we borrow it later ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Last, but not least, we want your input! ย If you have ideas for future themes, please let us know in the comments.

Isn’t she absolutely brilliant?! So clear and succinct! So very approachable and encouraging. See, left in my hands, that manifesto would’ve sounded less Churchill and more Stalin.

Regardless, I hope y’all get the point. We really want this linkup to succeed. We want to build a symbiotic relationship with readers and fashionistas because we believe that both are not mutually exclusive. And since the upcoming week marks this month’s third Thursday, I felt it apropos to mention this now to give everyone a chance to recalibrate their approach to T3.

It’ll be a Freebie Month since it’s a bit too late for a theme at this point, but hopefully we’ve managed to pique your interest and get your creative juices flowing.

See you Thursday!


11 thoughts on “WIT :: revamping Thoughtful Third Thursday

  1. […] link up is Thursday, 5/15/14! We’re particularly exited this month, because we have a special announcement to […]

  2. I’m reading Infinite Jest right now and probably will be for the next three months as well so I think these new themes will help me immensely.

  3. […] link up is Thursday, 5/15/14! We’re particularly exited this month, because we have a special announcement to […]

  4. jenortega says:

    Lol…tortare : )

  5. Val S says:

    Whew, I’m glad you didn’t change it too much because I’m already formulating mine. And it’s not strictly an outfit post – in fact, not at all! But I am in it, and I’m wearing clothes, so I guess that fits.

    The prompts should be fun! For June I’ll have to figure out how to dress up like a Sneetch (one with a star, of course). And favorite villain – that’s going to take some thinking…

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yep, Selah was a genius when she crafted the revisions! It’s geared to make things even easier so I’m glad we didn’t put you out and that your plan is still a go. ๐Ÿ˜€

      If my fave childhood read was Narnia, does that mean I get to dress like a lion next month?

  6. Churchill & Stalin, huh? ๐Ÿ˜› I’m just planning to add the announcement to the end of my T3 post on Thursday, but I will add a link to this on Monday & Tuesday.

    • mtsedwards says:

      I’m more of a World History gal rather than a U.S. History one. Glad you appreciated the reference. Of course, I just found out that my family on my dad’s side was super tight with former Philippine dictator, Ferdinand Marcos, and that my aunt’s godmother was none other than shoe maven herself, Imelda Marcos! Crazy, right?!

      • Wow, that is crazy! I didn’t study a lot of World History in highschool, but I minored in Political Science in college, so I know a bit about Churchill & Stalin. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I want to make sure my kids get a good foundation in history (world and US).

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