Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 5:10 pm

Are you sure you want to signup for Random Journal Swap?

Yes, sign me up! or No, I changed my mind.

This is a time intensive swap. Please read swap description carefully.

Someone had one of these swaps last September, but I was unable to participate because I just didn't have the time to do it (6 weeks I think). But I did get one started and have not seen it again since ~ sorry to anyone if they have, I just haven't seen it

For this swap you will do the following:

  1. Get a composition notebook. Starting at the front of the book, glue two pages together through the entire book. This stabilizes the pages and makes less pages to fill. (Compositions books with 80 pages or more are acceptable)

  2. Decorate the front and back outside covers of the book.

  3. On the inside front cover it must have the swap name "Random Journal Swap". "Made by" your name and user name. Address is optional

  4. On the very first lined page you will write about yourself. Try to fill the entire page. Tell about yourself, things you like, your thoughts on doing this swap, etc. You can do this now or wait until just before sending.

  5. Now start filling the pages. Magazine/newspaper articles, recipes, fill a page with stickers, product reviews by you, pictures, drawings, tips, etc. Do a search for more ideas. I've found some interesting pages to do.

I have found this is a very time intensive swap. I started filling mine last fall and still have not filled half of the book as of March. But then I haven't really concentrated on it either until recently.

I am giving several months to complete this. Because of the extended date, you should be able to do this thoughtfully and balanced, not just slapping stuff on the pages just to get them filled. My goal is to try to do 3-5 pages each week.

When partners are assigned and it's time to send you are required to send it in a Priority Flat Rate Envelope and provide the tracking number in the comment section below.

I am asking this because:

  1. The PO seems to take better care of mail this way and we will be able to track it

  2. If it gets lost in the mail, do you really want to try and do another one in a short amount of time?

  3. I cannot angel this swap.

Because of the extended date of the signup, your book should be completed by the send date. So the send date will be short.

Other requirements:

Newbies welcomed, with a well filled out profile (I DO CHECK AND WILL BAN). Because of delivery issues, multi-profiler/flaker concerns, and site policies I require real names. If you join a swap of mine with a fake name or no last name, you will be asked to fix it.

No recent/unexplained low ratings - This means message me with an explanation why you have a 1 or 3. PLEASE check out my profile page and read the "About Swaps I Host" section for an in-depth explanation of my swap rules.

Also ~ I live in "Boonyville" Michigan and sometimes our internet connection isn't very good. This is especially true when it rains & in the winter months. I have been told that swap hosts have 7 days after the sign up date to assign partners. So please be patient, partners will get assigned and if needed I will extend the send date.

If you know of a bad swapper signed up for this swap, I appreciate being informed, but please DO NOT post to the comment section! Send me a PM and I will deal with it that way.

Any questions, just ask. Comments are also welcome

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