If you're reading this, you probably know that the core of the Oz fandom is still based on LiveJournal, but you've also probably noticed that LJ has experienced a dramatic decline in its user base in recent years. Many fans have left for other fandom platforms, making it difficult for small fandoms like Oz to maintain communications and relationships with its members.
Therefore, I’ve created both a new tumblr, Oz Fandom
, and a new Twitter account, Oz Fandom
, as a means to stay in touch with fans who might still be interested in the show but have moved their fandom activities to those sites.
These accounts will only be used for fandom announcements
, such as:
- New fests and challenges (for both fanfic and fan art)
- Deadline reminders
- Hardtime100 prompts
- Masterlists that result from Oz fandom activities
It will NOT be used to announce the posting of individual stories, actor news, beta requests, etc. (In other words, I will NOT be cluttering up your dashboards or feeds.) There are numerous Oz communities on LiveJournal that still communicate that information.
So, if you utilize either of these forms of social media...Please consider following
these accounts if you’re interested in Oz works, whether as a consumer or a creator.Please consider re-blogging/retweeting
the accounts' introductory posts if you have followers who may be interested
. Being relatively new to the fandom, I have little communication with the "old-timers" who have come and gone, but who might still be susceptible to breaking parole and getting drawn back in, so to speak.
Anything to help get the word out would be appreciated! Let's keep this fandom alive and kicking!