More Joy Day

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Event: More Joy Day
Participants: SDWolfpup
Date(s): annual, January 2008-present
Type: celebration
Fandom: multifandom
URL: sdwolfpup's more joy day tag
works tagged "More Joy Day Fest" on AO3
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More Joy Day is a concept thought up by SDWolfpup in January 2008. It is an annual day devoted to spreading JOY. SDWolfpup's suggestions for celebrating that day include:

Write a fic, make an icon, make a vid, or make a fanart for someone. Buy someone paid time or userpics. Leave someone a nice comment. Say something nice about something fannish someone else loves. Say something nice about something fannish you love and encourage squee (and squee on someone else’s post if they make one!). Offer to beta for someone. Offer to donate five dollars to the charity of someone's choice. Send flowers to an online friend in a different city. Buy someone you know online a present. Or a virtual present. Plant a tree or a flower in someone's honor and take a picture of it and post it to your LJ. When somebody cuts you off at work, wish them well and hope they get where they’re going safely. Make somebody a friendship bracelet. Or a construction paper heart. Call someone you love and tell them so. Or anything else you can think of![1]

2008 #1

The first More Joy Day was January 10, 2008.

"In the interest of spreading more joy, I’m proposing that a week from today, Thursday, January 10th, we each engage in one act, either here on or outside of LJ, which brings joy to another person, in the hopes that that person will spread that joy further, and exponentially onward."[1]

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2008 #2

In the first year, there were two More Joy Days. The second took place on July 3, 2008.

"The goal of today is for us to seek out and give joy to others, in the hopes that it will expand outward into the world. We're giving ourselves a booster shot of joy to make it through the rest of the year with a little bit of our sanity intact. :)" [5]

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2009

More Joy Day 2009 Banner

In 2009, More Joy Day was held on January 15.[8][9]

From SDWolfpup's LJ:

"The ultimate goal is to do just one joy-filled thing for someone(s) today; either something small, like letting someone in front of you in line or in traffic, or something big, like writing a fic or making a vid for someone. The smallest amount of joy helps, and is a kindness that wasn't there when you started. You're further encouraged to then post about it and comment here with your link for further joy-sharing." [10]

Other comments:

"You cannot have a bad attitude upon this day, this wonderful day that comes but once a year. It’s simpler than Christmas, because there’s no commercialism. It’s better than Easter, because the chocolate sellers aren’t as pushy and all the good stuff is still in the store. It’s more fun than ANZAC Day (I’m an Army Brat, it’s Happy ANZAC Day), because the stores are open and you can go shoe shopping if you like." [11]

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2010

In 2019, More Joy Day was held on January 14.[20][21]

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2011

In 2011, More Joy Day was held on January 13.[28][29]

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2012

In 2012, More Joy Day was held on January 12.[33][34]

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2013

In 2013, More Joy Day was held on January 10.[37][38]

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2014

In 2014, More Joy Day was held on January 9.[40][41]

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2015

In 2015, More Joy Day was held on January 15.[46][47]

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2016

In 2016, More Joy Day was held on January 14.[48][49]

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2017

In 2017, More Joy Day was held on January 20.[50][51]

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2018

In 2018, More Joy Day was held on January 25.[54]

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2019

In 2019, More Joy Day was held on January 17.[55]

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2020

In 2020, More Joy Day was held on January 17.[59]

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2021

In 2021, More Joy Day was held on January 15.[60]

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2022

In 2022, More Joy Day was held on January 14.[61]

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References

  1. ^ a b More Joy challenge, Archived version, posted to livejournal by sdwolfpup, 03 January 2008.
  2. ^ The Joy of Picspam: Part 1! Of probably lots!
  3. ^ Joy of Picspam: Part 2 -- Misc Callum
  4. ^ More Joy Day!
  5. ^ SDWolfpup's MJ day post
  6. ^ More Joy? FREE HUGS!
  7. ^ More Joy Day 2008 snippets & ficlets: First set
  8. ^ 2009 More Joy Day livejournal post
  9. ^ 2009 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  10. ^ SDWolfpup's More Joy Day Post, Jan 2009
  11. ^ Hip-hip-HooRAY, it’s MORE JOY DAY
  12. ^ More Joy Day!
  13. ^ More Joy Day!
  14. ^ More Joy Day!
  15. ^ More Joy Day offer: Sincere, if sadly lacking in originality!
  16. ^ More Joy! part one.
  17. ^ More Joy! part two
  18. ^ TFL Friending Meme!
  19. ^ More Joy Day: Podfic for All
  20. ^ 2010 More Joy Day livejournal post
  21. ^ 2010 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  22. ^ Midgits to murder, but I'll make short work of it
  23. ^ Happy More Joy Day
  24. ^ More Joy Day
  25. ^ More Joy Day Part 1: DVDs for Free
  26. ^ More Joy Day!
  27. ^ Icon Offer for More Joy Day :D
  28. ^ 2011 More Joy Day livejournal post
  29. ^ 2011 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  30. ^ More Joy Day Part 1: DVDs, CDs and Books for Free
  31. ^ More Joy Day Part 2: Podficlet recordings
  32. ^ More Joy Day (Once again!!)
  33. ^ 2012 More Joy Day livejournal post
  34. ^ 2012 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  35. ^ HAPPY MORE JOY DAY, EVERYONE!!! \o/ ♥ \o/ ♥ \o/ ♥ \o/
  36. ^ drawble offer
  37. ^ 2013 More Joy Day livejournal post
  38. ^ 2013 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  39. ^ More Joy Day: Have some DVDs!
  40. ^ 2014 More Joy Day livejournal post
  41. ^ 2014 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  42. ^ FREE HUGS
  43. ^ It is time for my FAVORITE INTERNET (and RL) HOLIDAY!
  44. ^ in the arms of the ocean
  45. ^ Happy More Joy Day 2014: Postcards & Artwork
  46. ^ 2015 More Joy Day livejournal post
  47. ^ 2015 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  48. ^ 2016 More Joy Day livejournal post
  49. ^ 2016 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  50. ^ 2017 More Joy Day livejournal post
  51. ^ 2017 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  52. ^ Prompts for More Joy Day!
  53. ^ More Joy Day
  54. ^ 2018 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  55. ^ 2019 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  56. ^ in honour of More Joy Day 2019
  57. ^ More Joy Day 2019 (fic offer)
  58. ^ More Joy Day 2019: It's that time of the year again!
  59. ^ 2020 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  60. ^ 2021 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  61. ^ 2022 More Joy Day Dreamwidth post
  62. ^ It's More Joy Day! \o/
  63. ^ Signal Boost: It's More Joy Day! \o/
  64. ^ More Joy Day Writing Chat Thread!
  65. ^ Actions for More Joy Day