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WHOOOSH! goes another month, and it’s time to report on how I supported some Free. Can any of you do something about the velocity of this new year? It’s kinda freaking me out.
OK… I have three things to report this time. First, I eagerly signed up for Hanna’s annual DIY Postcard Swap. It’s a huge swap that crosses countries all over the world. You make ten postcards to send out, and you get ten amazing handmade postcards back. I did this last year and loved it. (And you still have time to sign up, if you hurry!)
…And I was super glad to see that this year, Hanna is charging a small entry fee. She organizes this thing herself, and with so many participants, it has to take a lot of time. I absolutely got lots of value from the experience last year, so I’m more than happy to support it.
(Does this mean I think everyone should charge for group internet projects? No, of course not. But when you’re providing a proven experience, and doing that consumes a lot of your time, then why not get compensated a little?)
Image from Greek Art
Next, I was inspired by a tweet from my friend Elizabeth to check out these crazy insane amazing stitchable pendants on Etsy. I promptly ordered a selection, and when they arrived, I sent half of them to Elizabeth as a surprise. She provides so much value to me every day in the form of insightful tweets, beautiful shared photos and thoughtful comments here – it was great fun to play Santa. In February.
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…And that experience inspired me to my third act of supporting Free, but I can’t tell you about it because it hasn’t arrived yet! But suffice it to say, I found something really cool to send to a dear friend who’s always a cheerful presence in my internet landscape.
I’m really loving this little mode of saying, “Thank you for being out there every day.”
…And thank YOU, as always, for witnessing this little project! I’m happy to say that others are participating in this monthly effort now! Pam, Fanie, Tsoniki and the Dyhanaverse are all stepping up to support the cause of Free.
Are you? Please share your link in the comments – I’d love to know!