In your own space, share a favorite memory about fandom: the first time you got into fandom, the last time a fanwork touched your heart, crazy times with fellow fans (whether on-line or off-line), a lovely comment you’ve received or have left for someone.
( The time I got on a train so I could watch a wonderful, cheesy Western with a bunch of lovely English girls. )
In your own space, rec at least three fanworks that you think would make a good intro into XYZ fandom. Rec a fandom overview, a introductory picspam, stories that define and shape the fandom.
( Welcome to the Robin Hood Fandom, Friend! Have Some fics. )
Comment to someone you haven't ever interacted with before. Afterwards, leave a comment in this post with the equivalent of "I did it!"
It doesn't have to be anything complex - it can be feedback for a fanwork or discussing something you might have in common or even simply admiring their icon. The point is to reach out to someone you normally wouldn't and connect with them, even if it's only for the briefest moment.
This one was fun and easy... I searched through the self-rec posts from day one until I found one that had a fandom I recognized and a work I had something to say about, and I finally found Treed by panisdead. I haven't read a lot of Stargate: Atlantis fic, but this one about Ronon and Rodney being stuck a tree was hilarious and very in character.
In your own space, post a rec for at least three fanworks that you did not create. Drop a link to your post in the comments. See if you can rec fanworks that are less likely to be praised: tiny fandoms, rare pairings, fanworks other than stories, lesser known kinks or tropes. Find fanworks that have few to no comments, or creators new to a particular fandom and maybe aren't well known or appreciated. Appreciate them.
( A video and three fics. )