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One Sentence Journal--October

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Swap Coordinator:Reallusionista (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Journals 
Number of people in swap:106
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.80
Last day to signup/drop:September 30, 2011
Date items must be sent by:November 12, 2011
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

You will be keeping a journal for the month of October. The catch for this journal is that you can only write one sentence for each day. You can write a very important thought you had that day, something you were very grateful for that day, something wonderful or awful that happened that day, a summary of your day...write whatever you want for that day as long as it is only one sentence.

Since we will only be writing one sentence, we will be keeping our journal in a mini composition book or one of similar dimensions. You may even make your own if you like as long as it's small...pocket size. Please decorate the cover of your journal; it doesn't have to be elaborate, just make it look nice.

I think this will be a fun and wonderful way to journal our month of October, especially if you are a busy person and don't have the time to write a whole page.

I am making this swap international because since these small notebooks are so light, the postage won't be much at all.

This is a newbie friendly swap, but do not join if you have the slightest doubt that you will be able to commit to this. No 1's or 3's within the last three months.

Discussion

Laylaaaface 09/ 6/2011 #

What size is a mini composition book roughly?

Reallusionista 09/ 6/2011 #

@laylaaaface -- 3x5 :)

Swan 09/ 6/2011 #

That is 3 inches by 5 inches. = 7.5 cm x 12.5 cm

savannahjan 09/ 6/2011 #

Very excited for this swap. It'll be a long September while I wait!

BambooPanda13 09/ 7/2011 #

I want to join, want to be clear, does it HAVE to be 3x5 or just pocket sized?

Reallusionista 09/ 7/2011 #

@bambooPanda13 -- 3X5 is just a guideline, so anything pocketsize will do :)

RaineyDay 09/ 7/2011 #

If we use a handmade journal (like a paperbag book) it will not have as many pages as a store bought comp book. Is that okay as long as we make a daily entry. Can we put more than one entry on a page?

BambooPanda13 09/ 8/2011 #

thank you!

Reallusionista 09/ 8/2011 #

@RaineyDay -- Yes ma'am, that'll be just fine :)

cazmae55 09/10/2011 #

Hi there I was checking out pocket size noteboks today for this swap I saw one that was slightly smaller than the 3x5 inches and before I make my final decision which notebook to use is it ok to use this one. it would make postage for me cheaper if I could. Cazme55

Reallusionista 09/10/2011 #

@cazme55 For sure, that's ok

Reallusionista 09/10/2011 #

@cazme55 For sure, that's ok

catnipitis 09/11/2011 #

I have a mini journal with the cover already decorated--will that be ok? Or should I find one where I decorate the cover?

Reallusionista 09/13/2011 #

@catnipitis -sorry for the delayed response---sure, that is fine by me :)

catnipitis 09/14/2011 #

Not a problem! I totally get life sometimes happens!

RyuLuna 09/15/2011 #

Couple questions here: 1: Can we decorate the page we write on? Say, I went to the movies, can I stick my ticket in there? And just be like ' Popcorn will always be my downfall.".

2: Can we start early!

Thank you!

Reallusionista 09/15/2011 #

@RyuLuna -yes you can decorate the pages :) the more the better...and yes to your other question as well!! You may start early, but you still need to have something for each day of October!!!

mulletwing 09/24/2011 #

I really like this idea! Maybe a haiku a day journal would be a cool swap too, I write at least one haiku daily already :)

Reallusionista 09/24/2011 #

@mulletwing -I love your idea of a haiku a day!! That would be interesting and challenging...I'll be thinking about that :)

milktea 09/25/2011 #

I'll be making my own book! It will probably be a bit smaller than 3x5 and only have just enough pages. The thought of leaving all those blank pages at the end of a little pre-made notebook kind of kills me!

Reallusionista 09/25/2011 #

@milktea ..I feel the same way and am making mine as well by putting 5 mini-zines together!!

fang0915 09/26/2011 #

I started my journal yesterday, but i wrote 2 sentences haha That doesn't count right? o.O

savannahjan 09/26/2011 #

Hmmm...I'm nervous with how many people are signed up....

Wingy 09/27/2011 #

This sounds like fun

kayleena 09/27/2011 #

can we put quotes in it, or does it have to be like a diary journal?

Reallusionista 09/27/2011 #

@fang0915 -- haha that's right, but it's ok as long as the ones for October only have one :)

@kayleena -- if the quote you are using describes that day of your life in some way then feel free to do so, but otherwise yes they should be diary type entries

kewlmom23 09/27/2011 #

This is going to be so fun!!! I am doing it but watching for now!!!

sassystyle 09/29/2011 #

What a fun swap! I'm going to make two identical journals, and keep a copy for myself. :)

kewlmom23 10/ 4/2011 #

We should do this again, at a later date, and add things like recipes. maybe do a paragraph journal with an extra here and there!

Moominbrooke 10/18/2011 #

I found the wee composition books at a dollar store two for a buck. I like the way they feel, and they took decoration very well. I think I will pick up a few more.

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