Here it is, Friday, December 30, 2016. Wednesday of next week will be January 4th, and I've been planning to kick off the 52 Albums series then, assuming there is still interest.
As I discussed in a comment thread a few weeks ago, I want to do this one a bit differently. Rather than having people commit in advance to specific dates, and me maintain a schedule, which quickly falls apart and ceases to be updated, just send me pieces whenever you like. I'll put them in a separate mailbox, so I can see at a glance what's there and what order it was received in, and publish them in that order. If the well is dry, I'll post something.
I want to keep Wednesday as the standard day for publishing, so sometime Tuesday I'll either grab the next piece from my list or write one myself, and anything received after that will go into the queue. I can't really give you a hard-and-fast time that I'll always adhere to, but in general I won't start preparing the Wednesday entry until Tuesday afternoon or evening.
Formatting etc.: I haven't yet had a problem opening and converting any document anyone has sent me, so I don't think there will be any difficulties there. One thing I've found, though, is that it's easier for me to handle graphics if you just send them to me as separate files, rather than embed them in the documents. I end up having to remove and re-add them anyway. So just send the graphic files as attachments to the email, and put some kind of note in the text telling me what graphic goes where. Something like:
[insert Lennon-McCartney photo here]
Same goes for a video, if you want to include a YouTube version of a song or songs.
Also, I know one or two people have expressed hesitation about being able to write about music. By no means do you need to have any kind of specialized knowledge about music. Just treat albums as you would a movie or a novel. And it doesn't matter what genre.
This should be fun.