Swap-bot Time: July 20, 2019 6:47 am

Collected Journal Pages swap #11, Int'l

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Swap Coordinator:USAFwife (contact)
Swap categories: Email  Journals  Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:6
Type:Type 1: Electronic
Last day to signup/drop:August 20, 2018
Date items must be sent by:August 29, 2018
Number of swap partners:1

Welcome to the email version of my series of a journal swap! Join as many or few as you wish, and if you like this idea, maybe you'll join the type 3 version when I host those again. :)

If you have joined in previous rounds, please note I'm switching this round up a little bit. Pay attention to the requirements for this one! :) Hopefully, it will be fun!

I am continuing a series of Journal swaps from last year. You may join as many or as few as you wish. For these swaps, rather than sending a full journal - or a full file - we are only sending 3 entries. For this type 1 version of the swap, create your entries in a word document, and attach it to an EMAIL that you will send to your partner. You are required to send your swap by EMAIL, not by swap-bot PM! This is a requirement for the swap.

Please take the time to fully read the whole swap and requirements! Yes, it's a lot, but my aim is to be very clear.

This is an International swap, and would be a Type 3 swap, except we are sending by email, not by postal mail. This isn't a quick and done swap, please spend some time on your journal entries.

Requirements first: New swappers are welcome to join, with fully filled out profiles, and I will angel the swap if you are flaked on, after you rate accordingly.

If your rating is below 4.98, please PM me with the details, and I will decide, rather than just banning anyone with a lower rating. I want to be fair, give everyone a chance, but I need to look out for other swappers as well.

Any 1's or 3's on your record need to be resolved when at all possible, and please either comment about those ratings on your profile, or send me a PM to explain.

You MUST sign in to swap-bot within 2 days of sign up deadline, or you will be dropped from the swap. If you are unable to log in during that time frame, please send me a PM and let me know.

If I send you a PM, you must reply before partners are assigned. If I have a question about your swapping history, I need to know about this ahead of time!

This swap isn't profile based, so you can begin on it ahead of time. Sending on time is a must, and if for any reason you will be late, you need to contact your partner, and me (as host).

OK! Now the Swap!

For this swap, you will be sending 3 journal entries to your partner. You must complete all 3 parts of this swap.

**Use "Swap-bot: Collected Journal swap #11" as your EMAIL subject line." Hopefully, that will help it land in your inbox, and be easily identifiable!

Please use a word document for this swap, so you will have the guideline of length for each entry. You can send longer entries if you wish, but the MINIMUM is: All questions for part 1, a half page of text for part 2, and a full page for part 3 (A FULL page is around 500 words, in 12 point font, so a half page is around 250 words. Aim for those numbers, so we are exchanging the same length of a document.)

Part 1 will be a list of questions, "All About Me". Please answer the following questions:

Full Name

Do you have any nicknames? If so, what are they?

Place of birth

Date of birth

Astrological sign



Hair color

Eye color

Distinguishing marks


A color you like to wear

Regardless of size or circumstance, an animal you would like to own as a pet

A flower you would like to grow in your garden

Your lucky number

A hobby that occupies your time

A sport you enjoy watching

A city you like to visit

A country you like to explore

Your favorite meal

A drink you often order

A delicious dessert

A game you like to play

A book you strongly recommend

An author who has affected you

The magazine you read most frequently

The newspaper you prefer to read

Music you prefer to listen to when you are alone

The singer or bad you currently listen to the most

The film you could watch over and over

Part 2 will be a journal entry of your day, at least 1/2 page long, whatever you wish to share. If you wish to take more, that is fine. Please date your entry, though!

Part 3 This entry should be a FULL page. This entry will be a journal prompt reply. Please write the prompt(s) you choose at the top of the page. Choose 1 or 2 of the prompts below to write about:

Use a found photo - find one online, a random picture from a magazine, a bit of ephemera from your craft box ... - and make up a story about that picture. Who are the people in it? What are they doing? Or, what was that building used for? Who worked there? Or, When was that house built? Who lived there? What was their life like? Why did they leave? If possible, attach the photo to the page.

Write about your snail mail &/or swapping history. What does your swap-bot ID mean, why did you choose it? Is there a swap you've gotten that is especially memorable? Talk about it.

How would you spend your "perfect day" if money was no object? What would you do? Where would you go? Who would you be with?

What is your favorite season? Why is it your favorite? Share some memories of times during that season.

This swap is not profile based, so you can start on it when you first sign up. But this IS a journal, writing based swap, so please take your time, think it out.

If you have any questions, please send me a PM with any questions or concerns. I am trying to adapt this idea from a type 3 to a type 1, so I may have goofed the wording. :( Please ask!

The requirements you need to meet are the 3 topics. And it needs to be sent via EMAIL If you receive your swap meeting requirements, please rate your partner a 5.

I will angel this swap, if you are flaked on, once you have contacted your partner, and rated a 1.

I call this series the Collected Journal because we can collect our journal pages in a binder or folder. That isn't a requirement, it is simply for you. You may join as many or as few rounds as you wish. Thank you to @AmericanHeriess and @draco for allowing me to build on your ideas to create this one. :)

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please send me a PM. I don't check comments often, but do check my messages daily.


ankitabora 08/14/2018 #

Can I answer the Part I questions in a paragraph form, or do I have to answer in a Q&A format?

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