Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2022 3:36 am

Dear Diary Swap -- Spring into Summer :)

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Swap Coordinator:aligurl75 (contact)
Swap categories: Journals 
Number of people in swap:10
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.98
Last day to signup/drop:April 15, 2022
Date items must be sent by:August 12, 2022
Number of swap partners:1

I received permission from CraftyMommaOnABudget to host this and any of her other swaps that I would like. Due to family reasons, she is needing to leave Swap-bot for the unforeseeable future. She is hoping to return when things have settled down. We wish you well V, and will be praying for you and your family!

I'm going to follow her guidelines for the past Dear Diary swaps because these are my favorite swaps on Swap-bot!! I may tweak things here and there so make sure to read all the requirements! This IS a requirement for this swap.. HAHAHAHA.

Here's What We're Going To Do:

  1. Composition sized notebook, no mini journals.

  2. Create Diary Entries for: April (7+), May (15+), June (15+) and July (15+).

  3. The number in the brackets above is the MINIUMUM journal entries you need for each month.

  4. This is NOT a junk journal, this is a WRITING swap. Write at least one paragraph consisting of 5+ sentences a day. You can write more, but not less.

  5. Talk about your day, a book you are reading, a recipe you tried and/or activity you love doing. You can share the weather and temperature for that day, a poem you wrote. Just keep it fun :)

  6. Try and keep it positive please. I know we all have terrible days but it's up to us to try and seek the positive. It's fine to say, "I've had a bad day today, this happened...." but it's not cool to send a journal with 60+ depressing entries.

  7. Feel free to add other entries in ADDITION to your required entries. If you like drawing, add a picture. If you have tons of washi tape, do a sample page. Feel free to add pictures and decorations to your journal. Make it fun!!!

  8. Try to decorate the front of your Dear Diary in someway. It doesn't have to be fancy. Even just a title and some pretty stickers are better than nothing. :)

  9. Please date your entries so we know where we are in the journal.. hahahahaha.

  10. Please mail on time. I am giving plenty of time to mail your completed Diary.

  11. Even though the sign up date is APRIL 15th, Start your Diary NOW if you wish so you can get your 7+ required entries in for April.

  12. Please remember that you are more than welcome to write EVERY day if you Wish..... you don't have to stick to 15 a month. I LOVE writing entries everyday.

Thank you for joining this swap and keeping CraftyMomma's swap going while she is away.

Journal Entry Examples:

NOT acceptable Example:

Went to store today. Walked dog. Weather is cold.

GREAT Example:

Hi! Today is so cold outside. I can't believe it is Spring but the temperature is still in the 30's. How crazy is that?? Today when I was walking Lizzie (my adorable dog) we saw the signs of Spring everywhere though. I can't wait to see the tulips and daffodils bloom again. I look forward to it every year. Later today I plan on making a big crockpot full of Loaded potato soup. It feels like the perfect thing for a day like this. I'll attach the recipe for you. You should really try it, it is so delicious!


kizzlets 03/31/2022 #

Hi, can you clarify this part, This is NOT a junk journal, this is a WRITING swap. Write at least one paragraph consisting of 5+ sentences a day. You can't write more, but not less.

It say's "can't write more" so not more than 5 sentences?

cynaemon 03/31/2022 #

Sounds like fun. But we can't do 15 entries in July if we re mailing it out on the 8th of July.

aligurl75 04/ 1/2022 #

I fixed those two issues above. Thank you for the feedback :)

Lablauri57 04/ 1/2022 #

I just took a bookbinding class . Is an 8x6 a good enough size? It’s an easy dimension when folding copy paper.

aligurl75 04/ 1/2022 #

A composition book is 9.25 by 7.5 so I think 8 x 6 is okay, just no smaller.

They sell 5x7 composition journals and please DON'T use those.

Thank you :)

cmalaina 04/16/2022 #

Are partners going to get assigned

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