I am looking for summer project. No, no! Don't give me any! Heavens! No, what I mean is that I'm looking at my existing project list and assigning a few of the projects to this summer: I need things to do when the children are doing THEIR summer projects, to give a feeling of solidarity.
Anyway, my summer projects so far are pretty grim and involve things like "clutter removal" and "labeling photos," and I need something more fun to do. First MzEll and I were fondly remembering the Pay It Forward contest, and then I read something on the same topic over at Alice's, and so I thought maybe we could do more of that.
In fact, when I say "we" I mean WE. As in, WE. Wouldn't it be fun to start a WHOLE BUNCH of Pay It Forward threads all at the same time? Like a Pay It Forward BOMB! It's hard to get involved in one, normally, because you have to WIN one. But not if you START one.
So anyway! I'm going to do one. And if you want to do one, too, I'll link to yours over here. We'll have a whole LIST of Pay It Forward Contests going on at the same time for people to enter! They can just click down the list, entering one after another! And we'll just go ahead and make it totally allowed for all the contest-givers to blatantly enter each other's contests, so maybe we'll get a neat looping effects going! And meanwhile there will be the fun of shopping for the Pay It Forward packages, and the fun of gifts arriving in the mail! I think this could be just the thing!
Summer is not the BEST time to do this, since it rules out mailing melty things like chocolate---but I think this problem is MORE than compensated for by the benefits of presents arriving when it is about as far away from the Winter Gifty Holidays as it is possible to get.
Do you have to have a blog to win, or to throw a contest? No sirree! I have workarounds for both of those issues, so worry not! If you want to throw a contest but don't have a blog, I can pick an additional random number when I'm doing the drawing for my contest, and that can be your winner. If you win a contest and don't have a blog, the contest-running person can choose a second number from their contest to be the person you send a gift to, and then that second person would carry it from there. Well, my explanation does not please me with its clarity, but trust me that it would work!
Let me know if you want to participate, and we'll coordinate contest timetables! I'm thinking...next week? We could post all the contests early in the week to give plenty of time for everyone to find them and enter them, and have all the winners later in the week. You can leave a comment saying you want in on it, or you can email me (swistle at gmail dot com).
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