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:
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?