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Tuesday, April 7th, 2009
11:08 pm
[dod_yhwh]
And...
Post here if you've received a round 2 journal (who you are, who it came from, and who'se journal you now have)

Thanks ;)
11:07 pm
[dod_yhwh]
Catch me up to speed, please!
Ok, so I'm finally posting what I should have a long time ago....

Post here if you've sent your round 2 journals (who you are and who you sent to, please)
Saturday, January 24th, 2009
9:55 am
[dod_yhwh]
List of addresses:
Just in case you think I have your address, I'm listing everyone's name of whos address I do have. If you're not on the list, please send me your address. Thank you! ;)

I'm listing first name, last initial, and where you're from to help cut down on if there are 2 Karin H's for example.

Sam H. (California)
Crys B. (California)
Louise M. (England)
Alissa O. (New York)
Julia J. (Austria)
Michaela M. (South Carolina)
Tasha D. (Singapore)
Sara M. (New York... and on hold)
Heather R. (Arizona)
Madison M. (Ontario)
Vicky F. (Conwy)
Mandy W. (Florida)
Michelle B (Mexico)
Kay C. (British Columbia)
Victoria Z. (Ohio)
Holly H. (Saskatchawan)
Maddie C. (Australia)
Elizabeth B. (England)
9:44 am
[dod_yhwh]
Addresses
I'm posting this just to make sure I have everybody's address. If you're simply sitting back and seeing how this group is run, that's fine. But if you want to throw your journal into the mix, make sure you e-mail me at warrior.chick516@gmail.com with your full name and address as it should appear on the package. I am organizing the new list for people who haven't sent a journal yet and I want to make sure everyone is on it who wants to be on it.

Thanks,
Karin
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009
6:51 am
[dod_yhwh]
Received Journals
Ok, so I got to thinking, not only should we have a thread for sent journals but also for received.


Post your name here if you've received your journal, please!

Thanks,
Karin
Wednesday, January 21st, 2009
9:40 pm
[dod_yhwh]
For easier tracking....
If you've sent your journal, please comment here with a) who you are and b) who you sent your journal to. THis way I can help to keep track of them, too.

Thanks!

Karin

P.S. for those who started after Friday, January 16th, don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you! Your addresses are still coming! ;)
8:36 pm
[sapphirevampire]
My journal is on its way to CA, USA. :)
2:03 pm
[aoudapoe]
Journal sent!!!!!


Hello...

Wanted to let the Community know that my journal has been sent to Louis M. in England.

-Aoudapoe

Monday, January 19th, 2009
1:37 pm
[crazed_romance]
Hi
Hi erm.. to be honest i dont really understand how this community works lol.. so if anyone could give a little help id be very grateful :)
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
7:32 am
[dod_yhwh]
I need a favor...
Whn you all post to the communtiy, can you please remember to put your name? I'm not keeping track of lj names because there are some people in this group not on lj and that's just one more thing for me to worry about keeping track of.

Thanks for understanding! ;)

Karin
11:28 am
[unsquickable]
I just sent my journal to Canada! And I'm really excited!
And I too asked for stamps on it ...
I'm really looking forward to getting it again, full of the great things all you guys will put into it ;-)

Current Mood: excited
Friday, January 16th, 2009
7:15 pm
[candypants_x]
Hello!
Hey all! Just stumbled upon this group and it caught my interest immedeatly!
I'm Maddie and I'm Australian. When I go into town tomorrow I am grabbing a book, then rushing home to send Karin my address! I am probably getting way too prematurely excited about it all, but that's okay!
I look forward to sending and recieving very soon!
Wednesday, January 14th, 2009
7:49 pm
[dod_yhwh]
Information for the Americans:
Ok, I mailed my journal off today to Austria. I figured it'd be best to just walk up to the counter and ask them for the cheapest way to send it. They told me which envelope to get, how to fill out the customs form (yes, still had to fill out customs... by the way, the easiest way is to label the journal as a girft, so you know) and then asked them to put a stamp on it, that I didn't want a meter on it. The lady looked at me weird and said, "Is it okay if I put a zero meter on it?" I asked why and she said that they needed the meter to track it. I said a zero meter was fine, but that it was just really important to get stamps (cuz I want to keep my stamps, dagnabbit! lol). She got the zero meter, got me the stamps, sealed the envelope (you apparently have to seal it in their presence- found that out the hard way) and off my journal was to it's first stop!

So, ask for a zero meter and stamps *nods* Wow... that was a long story to say that...

Karin
5:11 pm
[sweetheart_22]
journals
i think we should report to karin about any damages the journals may get as it is passed along and she can keep a list of what has happened to it.  what do you guys think. ( ex- liquid spilled on it, ripped cover, missing pages, etc) you never really know what can happen out there
Tuesday, January 13th, 2009
7:27 pm
[dod_yhwh]
A cool thought
Thanks, Michelle! I REALLY like this idea!

Suggestion for the group: let all the members save the stamps, country rate stickers, and the address labels that pass with the journal for the owner, that way, she can get a little extra once she gets her full journal. Or .... each member that receives the journal, can take the stamps (or whatever used) and the addresses and paste them on the journal and keep passing it along.



So, my thoughts for this are the person who receives the journal can cut the postage and all that off the envlope and glue it into the journal entry before them. Example:

Karin's journal is mailed from Michelle to Vicky.

Vicky cuts off the postage and all that and glues it some where onto Michelle's entry (without covering up anything).

Can we all agree to this?
2:10 pm
[aoudapoe]
New one
Dear Karrin....

Excellent idea, I'm in!!!! I emailed you my address so anytime you want me to send my journal , I'm ready!

Current Mood: dorky
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
12:04 am
[bluemoon02]
Newbie in the Ho!
Hello there! My name is Vicky and I live in North Wales. I came here from pen_pals, and thought this sounded like a really fantastic idea! I'm scouring the flat to try and find a blank notebook, but think I'll have to buy myself one when I'm next in town. But I'm ready and waiting for journals to be sent on to me! :)

Not sure what else to put, but I think this community's a really fantastic idea. What a wonderful way to find out about a huuuge cross section of other people!
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
1:20 am
[dod_yhwh]
Bio
Ok, here's the bio and some instructions to put in your journal, either on the inside front cover, or the first page, up to you.

Name
Age
Email (e-mail, not lj)
Address

Hobbies
Likes
Dislikes
Career/ School studies
Religion/Why you believe that way
Political leaning/ Why

Preferred journal theme
Preferred language (also list if you're fluent in other languages and which they are)
How many pages per entry
Special requests (i.e. if you want your journal taken in front of famous buildings in the area, or if you want a postcard with the entry, etc.)


And please put the following with your bio:

"Thank you for participatng in World Wide Journals! For tracking purposes, please e-mail (your e-mail) and Karin at warrior.chick516@gmail.com. When e-mailing Karin, please let her know who's journal this is and the date you received it. If you have any questions about this journal, please e-mail the owner. If you have any questions or concerns about the group, please e-mail Karin at warrior.chick516@gmail.com. Thank you and happy journaling!!!"


If you can think of anything else for the bio or the note, please post them in the comments section so all the members can add them to the bio and note.

Thanks!
1:09 am
[dod_yhwh]
Just a note
For those in the US, here's a site to help you budget:

www.usps.com

If you go to the pull down bar for mailing and shipping, there you'll find different sites to go to including an international table that can help you price your package. My journal weighs about 2 pounds, so to Singapore it would cost me $17.55 to ship it. To Europe, it would be $18.75. In the US you can get a flat rate box which would cost about $12.50 to ship in the states (like from Colorado to California)

Just thought you might enjoy that information for budgeting purposes.
12:29 am
[dod_yhwh]
Finally came up with guidelines...
And I'm calling them guidelines because I figured we're all adults,w e don't really need rules (plus I don't want to be a nazi about all this because then it's no longer fun and I'll just give up when it's not fun)

So, on with the guidelines:

1. Buy a sketchbook (or if you insist, journal. I suggest a sketchbook, though, just in case whoever gets a hold of your journal is an artist then they can draw what they want without lines going through the art work. I also like to make collages from pictures and magazines and those lines annoy me, too, so just a thought... but there is some cool artwork that can be done with lines...) Also have fun with the sketchbook. Let it reflect your personality ;). Mine has pictures of Venice on it. I figured since it was traveling it should be a traveler's sketchbook, lol.

2. Let me know via e-mail when you are ready to mail your sketchbook. I will then e-mail you your first address of who to send your journal to.

3. Once you receive a journal, please e-mail the original owner and myself. This way the owner knows where it is and can get excited about how far their journal is traveling, and I can keep track of where the journal is. It sucks sending out a journal (or postcards, whatever) and not getting anything back. It would especially suck sending out your own personal journal and never seeing it again.

4. That being said, by sending me your address you are committing to paying shipping to get journals around the world if need be. If you've been in the circuit for awhile and something happens that you can't afford to send journals anymore and need a break, please let me know so I can take you out of the rotation. At that point, please have the courtesy to send the journal back to the original owner. Let me and the owner know an estimated date that you'll be able to afford to send the journal back. Again, this goes back to common courtesy. We are signing up for this club trusting that when we send our journals out we will eventually see them again, hopefully full of fun travel marks.

5. You have 2 weeks with the journal. The owner of the journal will list what they would like the topic to be (whether it's to describe your home town, draw your favorite animal, participate in a round robin story, etc.) Please try to follow the opic. If you can't draw then try to be creative- make a collage from a magazine, etc. If someone has n prefeence, hopefully they will say "Do what you want." When your entry is done, send the journal to the next address.

FAQ:

"How do I get my next address?"
Great question! When you receive a journal, again, e-mail the original owner and me. When I receive the note that you have a new journal in your possession, I will e-mail you back a new address.

"What happens when I get a journal that's full?"
To be kind, I'd put my entry on some lose paper, fold it up, put it in the journal, then send it ack to the owner. Also, send an e-mail to me to let me know who the original owner is and that it's full so I can e-mail them and see if they want to put another journal in the mix.

"How many journals can I have out at once?"
I ask that you only have one journal loating out there somewhere. So, if you want a journal to have a single topic and you have 5 topics you're curious about, then write them all down and save them for when this journal is full. Then you can send out a new one when you get this one back. I figure this makes it cheaper for everyone since we all ready have people signed up from all over the USA, Europe, and Asia.

"How will people know what I want my topic to be?"
I'm developing a bio for you to put in the inside cover of your journal. In it you can list what you want the topic to be, what languages you are fluent in, and a little about yourself.

"What if I can't afford to send internationally?"
Let me know so I can try to make your shipping a little cheaper. But I'd recommend saving up to be able to send internationally soon. The reason being it's not fair for one or two people to ONLY send within the USA. I understand when money gets tiht so I'll work with you if you can work with me. Worst comes to worse you can send the journal back to the owner and take a break from it for a bit.

"How much will I have to spend each month?"
I honestly can't tell you that, but I hope that you only have one journal to send each month. It would suck if you got 4 journals all at once and then had to send them across the seas on one paycheck. Let me know, though, if the mail system in your neighborhood is UBER-fast, in which case you can have some extra time with a journal.

"What happens if I've sent a journal off and I'm waiting for the next journal to come in?"
Then just be patient. Mail from the other side of the world can take awhile to get to you. I remember one time it took a post card 2 months to get to me from France.

"How can I know I'll get my journal back?"
I am developing my own tracking system for it. Plus, this is the honor system at its best...

I think that's all I could come up with... bio to come shortly!

Sincerely,
Karin

warrior.chick516@gmail.com
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