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The Shared Journal Experiment #19

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Swap Coordinator:JenL (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:37
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:August 10, 2012
Date items must be sent by:August 24, 2012
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is the 5th swap I've taken over in this series from the other swaps.

This is the 19TH swap in the series of shared journal swaps. Here's what happens:

IF YOU TOOK PLACE IN THE FIRST THROUGH EIGHTEENTH ROUNDS: you have received a journal with a bio, a journal entry, and a journal prompt. Your task now is to answer that journal prompt, write a bio about yourself, and a journal entry to include a response to what your partner wrote, and then end with a journal prompt for the next person to answer, and then send your journal off to your partner.

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST ROUND: Please feel free to join even if you didn't take part from the start. What you will do is get a journal, notebook, comp book, anything with at least 80 pages and on the front cover, write what the journal is for and who you are, on the back page write your name and address and where to send the journal home when it is full. Then you will write a bio about yourself (about a page or so) and then one journal entry about your day, your self, your thoughts, life, the world, whatever comes to mind that you want to write about. On the next page you will then write one journal prompt for your partner to answer. That's it; send it off to your partner!

FOR THE FINE PRINT: I will be going through everyone's ratings, etc, to check over and prevent any issues or flakers on this swap. I've been flaked on already in this swap but didn't want the coordinator to angel as I had a spare journal in hand. I will angel if necessary, but am COUNTING on everyone upholding their end of this swap! In order to join, you must have a very complete profile as well as have completed a bare minimum of 5 mail swaps. I will ban people if they have recently flaked on any of these swaps. I currently have one in mind...There's been several flakers and I'm adding more to my list.

You will have two weeks to send out your journal. Feel free to p.m. me if there are any questions! Let's fill up those journals that are out there!!

Discussion

ElizabethObviously 07/24/2012 #

I have @honeyblossom s jurnal...was so much fun to read thru a journal that is from round 1!!! Been moving for over a year now!

AmericanHeiress 07/24/2012 #

I have @PurpleDragonFlies journal for the 2nd time, that is pretty cool, since a lot has changed with me in the past two months. (WINK WINK). Can't wait to start swapping' again. xoxo

Hollydays 07/24/2012 #

I have amanda0913 it's been fun reading this as well as the past ones I love the journal prompt

Hollydays 07/24/2012 #

I'll angel if you need

JenL 07/30/2012 #

Thank you ladies for posting all of these. I have Lucy's AND Tabitha's journals. Thank you, Hollydays, for volunteering to angel, too, if necessary. :)

corioliskat 08/ 1/2012 #

I have @pinkart300m 's journal!

cerenaleigh 08/ 5/2012 #

anyone have mine? I just want to make sure its still circulating :D

cerenaleigh 08/ 5/2012 #

This is my favorite swap. I have mine ready to go. I had it during quite a hard time, so whoever gets it better get ready for some crazy reading.

Megan1228 08/ 5/2012 #

I am so sad that I just found this! I would have loved to participate from the beginning, will you be starting a new one at the beginning of the new year?

JenL 08/ 5/2012 #

Megan1228 - You are more than welcome to join at ANY time during this. I plan on keeping this going on for as long as I possibly can and as long as that there is interest in it. There's been several join since I've taken it over, so feel free too!

thisisryanross 08/ 6/2012 #

i joined today and haven't completed any swaps, but please let me join. :~(

cricketsarge 08/ 6/2012 #

Can you please explain what a journal prompt would be?

cerenaleigh 08/ 7/2012 #

A question for the next person. Something like " What is your favorite family holiday tradition" or "What have you done that you thought you'd never do in life".

StamperF 08/ 9/2012 #

Hello. I am Faguni. I am an Indian but I live in China. I really want to join...

savannahjan 08/ 9/2012 #

Were newbies always allowed to join? I'm just wondering if that might account for the increase of flakers. A quick look at this round's participants shows a pretty big number of newbies, making me nervous. I'm staying in because my previous partner deserves to have her journal passed along, but I'm feeling very uncomfortable with this round.

mermeredith 08/10/2012 #

I'm so excited for this swap! It's my first round. Picked out my journal & am ready to go!

wikkedlilgrrl 08/10/2012 #

Very curious to know if MY journal is in safe hands ... I've LOST two other journals in two different swaps --- it's kinda disheartening. :(

savannahjan 08/10/2012 #

Wow. I really hope our coordinator checks profile. The first newbie I clicked on? BLANK profile!!!!!! Please watch out for us!

AmericanHeiress 08/11/2012 #

Um...Its the 11th. When do we swap? I want to mail mine on Monday xoxo

JenL 08/11/2012 #

I apologize as I have been in and out yesterday and today. I will finish up here really fast and click the assign partners tonight. I noticed that there were a few people that were from out of the region of USA that signed up and I have already banned them from the swap. Those few also happened to be newbies. I have had 2 others that have gotten ahold of me and asked for permission to join. I have granted JUST those 2 and if someone gets flaked on, I apologize and will, of course, angel for them. I am going back to look at things again now, and did this morning. I will submit for partners tonight (it is about 10 p.m., CST). Sorry for the delay and for the increase in newbies as I don't want to discriminate, but there have been several flakers and I agree with wikkedlilgrrl: it is VERY disheartening that it happens. Once again, sorry for delay and issues here!

bmarion01 08/12/2012 #

Have the partners been assigned, because whenever I click on partners assigned to, nothing opens up. Just curious:)

JenL 08/12/2012 #

I assigned them last night, around 10:30 p.m.

Tsukamei 08/14/2012 #

I have Bonnie Cote's journal. Does anyone have mine? I have asked in the past three swaps with no response and am starting to worry.

lattejust4me 08/17/2012 #

I have been swamped at work and bought my journal today. I will get it mailed out to my partner tomorrow.

Carrie2108 08/20/2012 #

First journal swap for me, I got a "new" one in the mail from skippydancer today, already wrote four pages in answer to her question! So cool to be the first one! Can't wait for the next swap...how long does it usually take to do the next round? (I am so impatient!) Now...what question to ask the next person?

BluGinhm 08/24/2012 #

I have Lauren Lyle's beautiful Parisian journal (MarieAntoinette), and I'm sending it on today! The cover's so beautiful, I hate to let go of it! But I'm trying to take great care to protect it through our post.

bmarion01 08/28/2012 #

Thank you Cathy(lattejust4me), I got your journal today and really enjoyed it. I will fill my part out tonight and hold onto it safely for the next round:)

Tsukamei 09/ 9/2012 #

I have not received a journal from my partner yet.

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