Saturday, January 15, 2011

The "pass it on" Project *updated* I figured it out.

In February of 2009 I started a project named "pass it on". I mailed out notebooks to friends of mine in England (Birmingham and London), Norway; Australia (Manly), USA (New York, Auburn, Murray and Baton Rouge), France (Rennes), Canada (Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver) Germany (Leipzig) and Mexico (Veracruz).   and left some of them around Victoria as well...on the bus, etc. They were given these instructions:

Find one of my notebooks. Add something to it; a drawing, a story, whatever. Send me your e-mail address and pass the book on. When the book is full, mail it to the address written in the back. If money is an issue, I can also mail you a self-addressed-stamped envelope. It's simple. It's fun. Good luck! note: if you're not interested, please give the book to somebody else. thanks!
 I started a blog  for it and everything, and updated it when people found the notebook and let me know. How exciting it was to hear from France, Germany, Mexico...it was a really cool project but it seemed to die out really quickly. And so I deleted the blog. And completely forgot about it.

Get this: today I received an e-mail notification that someone left a comment on my (deleted) blog...it was on a book that previously I had only known as being "released" in Vancouver B.C., Canada. Here's what the message from "anonymous" said:

Hey! I see that the blog hasn' been updated in a while. Anyway, I got this book in Madrid from an Italian friend from Barcelona. It has travelled with me to Beijing (China) and it is about to be given to my Chinese friend. I hope these are good news! Cheers!

Oh. My. Gosh. I am SO EXCITED ABOUT IT! Project BACK ON! But now what do I do? How can I redirect a deleted blog somewhere? Or can I re-open it? HELP!!

**update** I figured it out. Turns out, Blogger is kinda idiot-proof. Cool. 

And now I'm inspired to do a "Pass It On" part 2. Anyone interested?

17 comments:

  1. Yes!! I wanted to do the 1000 journals project but it was too hard to get in on it.(and now I'm curious how you turned your blog back on. Is there a button somewhere?)

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  2. I would love to participate in something like this! Very cool.

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  3. I am totally loving this, and would love to be a part of it!

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  4. Okay guys, I'll let you know if I get anything going. And I'll make announcements and junk blog-style.

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  5. BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN
    Why American men should boycott American women

    http://boycottamericanwomen.blogspot.com/

    I am an American man, and I have decided to boycott American women. In a nutshell, American women are the most likely to cheat on you, to divorce you, to get fat, to steal half of your money in the divorce courts, don't know how to cook or clean, don't want to have children, etc. Therefore, what intelligent man would want to get involved with American women?

    American women are generally immature, selfish, extremely arrogant and self-centered, mentally unstable, irresponsible, and highly unchaste. The behavior of most American women is utterly disgusting, to say the least.

    This blog is my attempt to explain why I feel American women are inferior to foreign women (non-American women), and why American men should boycott American women, and date/marry only foreign (non-American) women.

    BOYCOTT AMERICAN WOMEN!

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  6. I'd play. I'm near Philadelphia, PA.

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  7. HAHAHAHA HAAAA what?

    Also mim, yeah totally!

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  8. Don't go to that guy's blog btw, he's just trying to spark up controversy to drive up his traffic.

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  9. i'll play! I'm in Toronto, Canada. Not soooo far. but uh, still. I'll play.

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  10. Haha, I got that comment too. I didn't publish it. Or go to the page. WTF?

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  11. Ashley, you're in if I ever make it happen!

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  12. I owuld like to be a part of this!

    Pearl

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  13. I got that comment too. I should delete it. I didn't go to his blog but Kurt's rebuttal was GOLDEN!

    Maybe he has it out for our 'group'. Or am I just so self involved that I could come up with something like that?

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  14. haha, weird spam... I'd definitely be interested in the journal project, though. I'll check back for updates :)

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  15. Wow! That's brilliant, I can't wait to hear more!

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