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US Only Journal W/a Twist 3

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Swap Coordinator:julief (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:15
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:June 5, 2008
Date items must be sent by:July 14, 2008
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This is Round 3 of the US Only Journal W/a Twist Swap. I am also hosting an International Version. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/14942

For this swap you will have one partner and keep a journal for one month. During this time you will write at least twenty entries (but feel free to write more). Each entry should contain at least one page of text. Text could be a story, a poem, a couple paragraphs about your day - whatever you feel like writing.

Here's the twist: each entry should also contain an "extra." Extras could include an illustration, a recipe, a collage, a photograph, a song (you could make a complimentary mix cd), a little something that you picked up that day (brochure, piece of candy, etc), or whatever else you can come up with. The extras can vary by day, so you could have a song for the first day, a recipe for the second day, and a photograph for the third, etc.

Extras can either be glued into the journal (think recipes, photographs, etc) or packed in the box with the journal (think mixed cd, sweets, etc). However, for things that are packed in the box, please note which entry they are for.

*I've received several questions on the monetary value of extras. It's impossible to say what each extra should be worth, but I do think it's necessary for there to be an assortment. There should be at least a few that are higher value (either money-wise, think $3-5 USD or effort-wise, think a handmade object, etc). I hope this clarifies it a bit, but if you have any further questions, please message me.

Basically the intent of this swap is to create a journal stuffed full of interesting text and goodies. You will send the journal to your partner after one month and they will keep it.

The journal itself can be any size. It can be store bought or handmade.

Please remember to give out hearts for extra "extras" and anything really that goes above and beyond.

This swap is a big commitment. It will require a commitment so the restrictions are as follows: You must have a rating of at least 4.8. You may not have any "no sends" for the past two months. I don't like banning people, but I want to ensure that everyone who puts forth the effort for this swap receives a quality journal in return.

Due to problems in other journal swaps I've hosted, I reserve the right to skip any person before the send by date. This means, I reserve the right to contact the person who sends to that swapper and have them instead send to the swapper's partner, thereby skipping them. I would not do this lightly, but I will not hesitate to do it if the person's ratings fall significantly, they fail to send out multiple swaps, or they do not sign into swap-bot for 2+ weeks. I would hate to do this, but if it becomes necessary I will. This is a big swap and I don't want people disappointed because they worked really hard on their journal and received nothing in return.

I think that covers everything. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Discussion

browniemommie2005 04/22/2008 #

Thanks for hosting again. I was in Journal w/a Twist 2 and I really enjoyed the writing and collecting extras for my partner. :) So looking forward to this one.

lannoe 04/22/2008 #

I was in the #2 Swap too and it was great. Do we write June 5 - July 5 on this one?

julief 04/22/2008 #

The sign up by date is June 5th, but you have until July 14th to write and send it out by.

Also, you can start the journal before finding out your partner, if you want.

So glad you all came back for another round :)

smallwood 04/26/2008 #

This has been one of the most rewarding swaps I have been in. I was in round two. I had the most fun putting my journal together and lots of fun enjoying the journal sent to me. Thanks for another round!

lannoe 04/28/2008 #

Last time I had a hard time journaling about each day, cause I lead a pretty typical life. Can we write on different things other than our day??

julief 04/29/2008 #

Definitely! The "journal about your day" is really only an example. You can journal about whatever you feel like journaling about.

lannoe 04/29/2008 #

Great! That helps alot!

Lori

KatieBelle 05/14/2008 #

Thanks! I love this swap idea!

ScarletT2344 07/13/2008 #

Journal mailed Priority Mail at Post Office today.

waterpixie 07/16/2008 #

Well i sent it and got it returned, will have it back out in a day or two..

waterpixie 07/17/2008 #

back out

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