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Shared journal experiment #20

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Swap Coordinator:JenL (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:42
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:September 14, 2012
Date items must be sent by:September 28, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

This is the 6th swap I've taken over in this series from the other swaps.

This is the 20TH swap in the series of shared journal swaps. Here's what happens:

IF YOU TOOK PLACE IN THE FIRST THROUGH NINETEENTH 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!!


Carrie2108 08/24/2012 #

Oh man, you mean I have to wait that long??? I already have the journal all answered and ready to go! (I think I need a 12 step program on patience!)

pyropae 08/24/2012 #

@carrie2108 I know what you mean. I am very anxious to move the journals along. I'm actually still waiting to receive the journal from swap #19.

Hollydays 08/25/2012 #

I know what you all mean too I find it hard to wait I'm still waiting on #19

JenL 08/25/2012 #

I know about the patience on these, I'm waiting to get mine from #19 as well. That's part of the reason I'm trying to space these out some so we have a chance to get them before the next one starts up.

corioliskat 08/27/2012 #

I have @amandat0913 's journal

savannahjan 08/28/2012 #

Well, theoretically, this round is looking pretty good! :)

IsadoraWing 08/29/2012 #

Still waiting on #19...

JenL 08/30/2012 #

Me too! Sorry for the problems. Keep me informed if anything else transpires. E-mail works best, but...

pyropae 08/31/2012 #

I have @happytuedayrain journal. :)

sherig47 09/ 1/2012 #

I am new to this so I have a few questions ok. What size journal 5x7 ok or does it needs to be larger? The journal prompt to your partner do mean a question? Do you have the same partner each time? Are you suppose to do all 80 swap pages or just if you want to?

basykes 09/ 1/2012 #

OK. So you have one partner. What happens when your partner gets your 80 page book? Does she answer your question and send it back to you, or does it get passed on?

skippydancer 09/ 1/2012 #

Ha ha, Carrie2108! I need a 12 step program, too, and #19 was only my first one!!!

Hollydays 09/ 2/2012 #

Finally got #19 and I have JenL one of her angels.

Hollydays 09/ 2/2012 #

JenL if you need an angel I have a journal ready to go

savannahjan 09/ 2/2012 #
  1. Most people are doing composition books for their swap journal.

  2. Yes, a prompt is a questoin your partner can answer.

  3. Liklihood of having the same partner everytime is quite unlikely.

  4. You only fill enough pages to do a.) a bio about you b.) a journal entry about you/your day/whatever and c.) answer the prompt your partner sent /you/. and d.) write your own prompt.

The idea here is that you are filling a journal with many, many different people's entries. Your journal will travel around the US getting filled up. And when it is full, the last person looks at the address written in the back of the journal, and sends it back to you.

thisphoenixrises 09/ 2/2012 #

This will be my first round, so I just have a question about what to do if you are the last person to write in the journal. For example, if your entries fill up someones book and you mail it back to them, do you start a new journal to send out for the next round? If you don't you wouldn't have one to trade anymore...I'm just not sure if I am understanding that part correctly! :)

Hollydays 09/ 4/2012 #

thisphoenixrises I have wondered the same thing. I would just start a new journal. But I really don't think you would have worry about it for a while all the journals I've gotten are far from being filled.

savannahjan 09/ 4/2012 #

If by chance, you get a journal in which YOUR entry fills it, you would send it back to the original owner (address in the back somewhere) and then you would create a new journal to send to your partner for that swap.

That's how it was explained to me.

But yea, I think few, if any, are close to being finished.

basykes 09/ 5/2012 #

If you are beginning a journal, do you write your own prompt, or ignore that part?

savannahjan 09/ 5/2012 #

You just write the question for your partner to answer.

wikkedlilgrrl 09/ 6/2012 #

Can someone PLEASE tell me if they have my journal? ...

JenL 09/ 6/2012 #

Thanks for answering all the questions ladies! I appreciate it! AND also thanks for all the offers to angel. Just want to check to see who has NOT gotten one for #19 yet.... pm me and let me know then I'll let hollydays know as well.....

IsadoraWing 09/ 7/2012 #

Mine came. It's Bonnie Core's.

IsadoraWing 09/ 7/2012 #

Ah I just realized this journal belongs to someone who's been fully suspended. Oh well, it will continue its rounds.

Cubsfanjennie 09/ 7/2012 #

Anyone out there have mine? Cubsfanjennie... I hope I put that in there.....if not Jennie Silha....sorry...midnight shift is killing me! ;)

savannahjan 09/ 9/2012 #

It had both your username and real name in it, @cubsfanjennie I got it first. Or, do you mean your original one? Because I know the pink one I got from you was a restart.

Carrie2108 09/10/2012 #

(NOT that I am planning this in the near future..just want info..) What do you do if you are ready to get out of the swap? How do you get your journal back, and who would you send the one you have to? (again, just curious about the logistics!)

Carrie2108 09/10/2012 #

And ugh! the waiting is killing me!

savannahjan 09/11/2012 #

@Carrie2108 I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that you're probably just out of luck. Hopefully your journal will continue to move until it is filled and then come back to you, but probably not at that point.

Really, getting any of our journals back is kinda a roll of the dice since people keep coming and going in this swap. I bet there are many people who dropped out, but their journals are still moving.

hands 09/11/2012 #

hi i am new and i know you said i need points to prove my sincerity. I solemnly swear i will make this book, do everything and send it out whenever it is ready to be recieved.thank you

thisisryanross 09/14/2012 #

the partner i sent to last time hasn't joined this one, and hasn't logged in since august. that's fairly discouraging :/

Shannoncollar 09/14/2012 #

This is exactly what I've been looking to do. I keep joining other journal swaps, and my partners are buying small books and filling them up and then I'm stuck with a journal from someone else. I like the idea of them moving along. :)

cykia 09/16/2012 #

I have @Chelle523 s journal!

Carrie2108 09/17/2012 #

I have corioliskat's journal...it's so cute!

corioliskat 09/17/2012 #

Glad to hear it's circulating! :)

lisacolleen82 09/20/2012 #

I will angel if anyone needs... Someone sent my journal back to me but had only a few entries.

savannahjan 09/21/2012 #

That was nice of them to send it back to you. :)

Carrie2108 10/22/2012 #

Sending out Diane herlihy's journal today. Already at post office. Sorry its so very late!

savannahjan 03/29/2013 #

For those of you who would like to be a part of the reboot for these swaps, here's the swap for that:

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