We hope that you, our lovely followers, have been enjoying the new (and hopefully improved) FY!Seattle, and we’re definitely enjoying the submissions we’ve been starting to receive (and all our new members — thank you!), but we’re going to momentarily don our mod hats and put forward some guidelines for making submissions to us.
If you’re submitting pictures or movies, please submit either original pictures/video or Creative Commons-licensed pictures/video, and indicate who created the picture/video. Obviously we ourselves prefer to post images with attribution anyway, but we’d much rather prefer to use images that we have clear permission to use for this noncommercial purpose. We will consider posting interesting unlicensed material, if there’s a creator credit, but if the creator asks us to take something down we’ll comply.
Please also indicate in text what the picture/video is of and where it was taken! While we love Seattle desperately, we’re definitely not Seattle experts, and it’s not always clear to us (or other followers) from the picture what we’re looking at. We definitely don’t expect paragraphs of prose like we sometimes provide (see the recent History Theme Week!), but a sentence or two would be great, and will bump your stuff to the top of our list. Also, we’re willing to go a little beyond the city limits to capture things that capture the essence of Seattle! (Though we also recommend fuckyeahtacoma and 42ndstate for more PNW/Washington goodness.)
We’re also thrilled to endorse/support local photographers/musicians/etc, for as much as our endorsement and support is worth, so if you’re a local artist or supporter who wants a little bit of bandwidth bump, send us your info! We’re much likelier to post your event submission if it’s something locally run — for example, we’ll probably toss, say, a Cirque du Soleil ad in the bin, but a show by local bands or a benefit art show for 826 Seattle would be right up our alley.
If you’re sending in something — be patient! We’re busy people, and while we do check messages at least once or twice a day we can’t always reply immediately, and since we use the queue for most of our content it might take a while for something submitted to appear. We’re generally posting submissions on Fridays, but if we start building a backlog we’ll post them more often. If something you’re submitting has a relevance deadline (it’s an event, it’s pictures of Seafair or the cherry trees at UW), please say so in your submission, and we’ll definitely respect it.
While we took over this Tumblr because we love and wanted to celebrate Seattle, we also do this for you, because you love Seattle, too. Show us what you love about our favorite city! Please keep submitting and sending your feedback!
Love and drizzle, ladymeag and shub-internet, Your FY!Seattle Mods
Thanks for the submission, lolalongbottom! We won’t normally post pictures without knowing where they were taken, but we liked this so much we had to share it with our followers. Does anyone know where this was taken?
I've loving the theme week! I'm from Seattle and didn't even know some of this stuff.
Thank you for the feedback! Even before the comments from Anon that we got just after we took over this Tumblr, we were thinking of how we could make FY!Seattle more than just a picture blog. One idea we had was an occasional Theme Week — a week dedicated to a topic evocative of life in Seattle. Seattle’s rich (and sometimes troubled) history immediately came to mind for me, and it would take years of theme weeks to really do it justice. If we get enough positive feedback (or suggestions!) we’ll definitely return to Theme Weeks in general and Seattle history in particular. It’s such an awesome town, and we’re happy to point out its quirks — present or past.