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Good Evening gentle ladies

I'm Maddie your shiney new mod.

I'm helping theresa out as she is quite busy right now and i appearently have no life. lol
this post is just a check up on who sent their journals so far and who have recieved journals so far. please comment with if you have sent yours and if you have recieved one.

we will be starting a new journal project hopefully in the beginning of december so we can journal about our christmas.
the next round will include more promotion to get more people, more suggestions for you guys and more orginzation from us.

we promise to do it better. if you have any questions or suggestions we'd love to hear them.

so please make a comment saying if you have sent it and recieved one.

we understand if you haven't send one yet (stupid recession / lack of money)
life can get in the way sometimes.

p.s- i already bought my journal for the next round. i'm so excited.


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Oct. 28th, 2010 08:25 pm (UTC)
I have sent mine (gonna take over a month and cost $11.30 to get to freaking california)

and recieved one from lyssies in japan
Oct. 28th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
I sent mine.

I haven't heard anything about who I am suppose to be receiving one from. :(
Oct. 28th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC)
okay i'll get the trade partners list from theresa and find out then contact them for you.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 02:57 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to check back in with you.
Nov. 2nd, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC)
we have figured out brianna(xxloreleixx) will be sending to you and i will be forwarding melissa's journal to brianna since she was her origional partner. i have already given brianna your address so hopefully she sends it out soon.
Nov. 16th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC)
I haven't heard anything from her, so I did try to message her yesterday just to say hi/check in with her.
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:12 pm (UTC)
who did you send your journal to?
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Oct. 28th, 2010 10:38 pm (UTC)
I received mine from Moira :-)

I'm so sorry, Melissa. I haven't had a chance to send mine out yet but I promise it is going out soon! I had some unexpected expenses creep up on me.
Oct. 30th, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
It's ok. Please let me know when you send it!
Oct. 29th, 2010 07:27 am (UTC)
i have not been able to send as i don't have anywhere too. Have not recieved either. But i'd like to do the next
Oct. 29th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC)
i have figured out who you are to send to. i will send you the addrerss shortly.
Oct. 30th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
I'm happy that autumnxair is a new mod as she seems like a really nice person and very enthusiastic =)

I participated in the both of the previous swaps and I still have a few concerns that make me a bit reluctant to agree to join in the next round. While I'm sure everyone means well, the ongoing disappearances of moderators is a bit concerning. We've had these huge pauses in activity here in the community where nothing happens and you're left to wonder if the swap is even proceeding. To put it simply, if I commit to doing a journal swap, I expect the moderators to commit to seeing it all out too.

A couple of suggestions...
- Be clear on the deadlines from the beginning. Yes, things come up that cause delays but I think it would be good if we had a date decided on.
- If any issues arise, keep all affected parties informed of what decisions have been made.
- Ask people how they want to be contacted and stick to that method. Last round, we started off with lots of status updates and reminders when we didn't post our status updates. I don't think this was a bad thing but I'd prefer a private message, for example, to a public comment on my journal about it.
- Renegotiate things like how long the swaps are and how often we need to post status updates. What worked one time might not work this time. Things change.

I'd really like to see some more activity around here - not just suggestions, prompts and progress reports but attempts for us to actually get to know one another. As things currently stand, we're sending out journals containing what might be very private experiences to people we really don't know. I think some more discussion would be really good and maybe help us feel more comfortable with that.

I'm not trying to be harsh and I considered not commenting and just declining to join in the next swap. I like the idea of this community, though, and I still like the idea of doing journal swaps. I know things can go wrong in our personal lives, that shit happens and people bail on us, and I know that sucks. I'd like to see some of this stuff resolved, though, and I'd like to see the swap proceed with everyone still involved this time.
Oct. 30th, 2010 08:02 am (UTC)
Wow, that's long...
Oct. 30th, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
i agree. this swap will be more orgainzed and better.

reminders of statue updates will be a private message in your inbox from now on. the reason there was such a pause in activity was becuase the 2 mods disappeared and left theresa alone and she did not ask for help. that is where i now come in. there will be much more activity in the community for the next swap.

i agree we should get to know each other better. an idea was floating around to assign partners before th swap so it doesnt feel like we are writing to thin air.

what does everyone thing about an introduction quiz type thing and discussions/opinion questions once or twice a week as all respond to?

we were discussing haveing the writing period 3 1/2 months and then 2 weeks after that to send the journals out. what do you think about that? should it be longer or shorter?

we will be promoting the community to try to get as many new members as possible.we want this to be a friendly community.

thank you for commenting. we need to know how you guys want the community run. it will be different next time around. i am an extrememly orgainzed person and i will be on top of things.

does anyone else have any suggestions on what they would like to see or not see happen in the next swap?
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