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SoFoBoMo 2010

Posted in Solo Photo Book Month by Paul Butzi on March 6, 2010


I’ve gotten a large number of emails and comments recently, asking about SoFoBoMo 2010.

Here’s an update.

First, SoFoBoMo 2010 will definitely happen. The fuzzy window will run from June 1, 2010 to July 31, 2010. The rules will be unchanged from previous years.

Things that have been done since last year:

  • We’ve set up a non-profit corporation, the Cunning Plans Group, which can take contributions, pay bills, and provide transparency and accountability. The non-profit has no employees, and is run by a board of directors that consists of: Martin Doonan, Colin Jago, Gordon McGregor, Bill Saltzstein, Bryan Willman, and me.
  • We are in the final stages of getting the non-profit ready to take donations. When we’re ready, trust me, you’ll hear about it.
  • Bernie Sumption and Amanda McGlothlin, our intrepid web designers and developers, are in the process of polishing the final details on our new website. I have seen the new website, it is awesome, and it includes an integrated discussion forum, wiki based pages to hold resource information, and so much more.
  • We’ll be putting out the promotional blurb and calling for donations as soon as the website is ready to go live (we’re talking by the end of the month). We’ve got the promotional blurb translated into a slew of languages and we’re planning a big push to help SoFoBoMo break through the language barrier.

So you’ve got just a little under three months to get ready!

Got questions? Put’em in the comments, and I’ll try to answer them.

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  1. Paul said, on March 6, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    It is amazing how fast this puppy has become a full grown dog! I’m excited. Thanks again, Paul, for all that you did and continue to do.

  2. Anil said, on March 6, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Paul / Colin / Martin / Gordon / Bill / Bryan / Bernie / Amanda – thanks for keeping this going and developing the project into a truly International “event”. Will be happy to contribute keep this project alive, will check-in once the donations page is up and running.

  3. Chris Klug said, on March 6, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Ok, so you gonna use the M9, I would think?

  4. Paul Perton said, on March 6, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Hi. I dropped you a note a couple of months back regarding stats for SoFoBoMo entries – suspect it went astray. I’d love to see some kind of tracking; page visits, downloads etc. Can do?

  5. Juha Haataja said, on March 7, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Good to hear! And thanks for the work which has been put to this effort, a great idea is becoming even greater.

  6. Kjell said, on March 7, 2010 at 5:39 am

    As soon as SoFoBoMo 2010 goes public, I will submit a press release in the major photography web site in Norway ( I will encourage everyone to contact your local publications (web or printed), and submit press releases in your own languages.

    Maybe teh SoFoBoMo organization could provide a boilerplate text in English for such a press release.

  7. Paul Butzi said, on March 7, 2010 at 10:48 am

    Ok, so you gonna use the M9, I would think?

    Oh, I’m nowhere close to making that decision.

    A couple of months ago, I was vaguely considering doing SoFoBomo 2010 with my cellphone camera, as a sort of experiment.

  8. Ove said, on March 10, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Cool, I’m really looking forward to see what you come up with, I’ll bet it will be really welcoming with a discussion forum.

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