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January 2020 Journal Swap

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January 2020 Journal Swap
Swap Coordinator:ladyaduial (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:14
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.99
Last day to signup/drop:December 28, 2019
Date items must be sent by:February 12, 2020
Number of swap partners:1
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Hello all! Welcome to the Journal Swap!

Here's how this swap works. Get some kind of journal like a composition book or other journal and fill it out over a month. You can make a journal or do a junk journal. I do not have a size requirement. Use your best judgment that you can send a nice and journal that is worth your partner's time. Try to stay away from smaller journals like pocket journals (a journal that can fit in the back pocket of your jeans).

You can do whatever you want in it just make sure you fill it with stories, journal entries, collages, art, recipes, whatever you want. Your goal should be to fill a page or pages every day. Do not join this swap unless you can commit to at least doing an entry every couple of days, preferably every day but we all know life happens.

IMPORTANT: Each entry should be something of substance. A few stickers on a page doesn't count. A FEW SENTENCES ON A PAGE AND NOTHING ELSE DOES NOT COUNT! Please put some thought and work into this so that your partner receives something that they will enjoy. Do not send a journal you have made previously and only join this swap if you can commit yourself to it throughout the month.

This swap will start on January 1st and end on January 31st. So you should fill up the journal throughout the month and mail it by February 12th.

Since this is a long-term swap, I am not opening it to anyone with 3 or 1 rating within the last 6 months. (If you would like to be considered please message me with details on a low rating.) Also, no newbies. You must have participated in at least five other type 3 swaps.

Keep in mind that you want a nice, well thought out journal and full journal in this swap so don't send anything less than that out. When you receive your journal, rate it on how well it is filled out, not necessarily if what is in it is completely tailored to your tastes. However, when putting your journal together it would be considerate to at least make it somewhat enjoyable for your partner.

** THERE IS A NEW RULE ** To cut back on flakers, I am asking that everyone who joins this swap message me before partners are assigned to let me know they are aware of the swap and promise to make a journal for their partner. Anyone that does not message me will be removed from this swap.

If something does happen and you are unable to finish or have a chunk of time missing, be prepared to send what you have and get in touch with your partner to work it out. Please let me know as well.

Any questions, message me!

No bullying. If you have a concern about something IN THIS SWAP, please message me.

Discussion

sleepingrover2010 10/23/2019 #

For this swap I will be requesting that the finishied products be mailed to a different address. Please check my profile to get the address to mail your art projects to me. Any questions, contact me. Thank you!

Barb sleepingrover2010

sleepingrover2010 12/12/2019 #

I will put my new address on the site as soon as I have my new address. I will be going back to Albuquerque tomorrow. Then the end of January or first of February I will be at a new address. I will put that in as soon as I have that available. Thanks. You can start sending to my Albuquerque address for now.

ladyaduial 12/19/2019 #

@sleepingrover2010 Also forward your mail if you can.

kleedawn 12/26/2019 #

Couple questions please so I make sure I’m on the same page :) 1. Will we eventually get our journal back ? 2. We will be writing in a different journal every month? 3. Will you be creating a new swap every month to assign. Re partners ?

Hope it all makes sense ... sorry just wanted to make sure I understood it all :)

kleedawn 12/26/2019 #

And I just realized I can’t join :/ but that’s on if you don’t mind answering them for suture reference so I can know and join in the future :) thank you

Tverne05 12/27/2019 #

@kleedawn this swap normally take place every other month. You will have one partner to send to. You will write in a journal for the month of January and at the end of the month you will send the journal to your partner. You will not get that journal back. Whoever gets your name will send you a journal and that will be yours to keep. I participated in this swap this year 2019 and it was fun to participate in. Not only to create for someone else to read but to receive and learn about other people. I’ve laughed and I was almost moved to tears in some. Overall it has been rewarding to me. Also seeing how others create and how they write in theirs gives me different ideas on how to do mine. I hope this is helpful to you. @ladyaduial I hope you don’t mind me responding.

Lablauri57 12/29/2019 #

Looking forward to this new year and a new joirnal

Lablauri57 12/29/2019 #

I also make a copy of my journal In case it gets lost in the mail.

ladyaduial 12/29/2019 #

@Tverne05 thank you for responding.

@kleedawn what she said haha.

ladyaduial 01/ 2/2020 #

Everyone should have started their journals!

ladyaduial 01/29/2020 #

I have had some health problems this month so I am extending this swap to Feb. 12th.

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