Thursday, August 16, 2007

Pay it Forward

I have participated in a number of swaps through the Internet and have, for the most part, enjoyed both the sending and getting of stuff around a specific theme. I came across a new one the other day. It's the 'Pay it Forward' swap. Essentially the sender commits to send something to 3 others within a year....Then they commit to sending something to three others and on and on and on. It is a blog thing in that the sender posts in their blog that the first three people to respond to the 'Pay it Forward' posting will get something from the sender. They then commit to posting the Swap on their blogs to have three people commit and on and on and on.

A better explanation that I copied from someone else:
  • be one of the first 3 bloggers to leave a comment on this post and you win. What, you ask? The winners get something home-made and crafty from me within the next year, but you have to promise to post the same on your blog and follow suit for 3 new people. If you think this sounds like fun, just leave a comment and I'll get in touch with you.

Please comment on this posting if you would like to participate. In my case, you don't have to be a blogger as I know many of you aren't but I believe this concept works for other forums as well. If you don't have a web presence then I will take your word for it that you have paid it forward to three others for them to pay it forward to three others....

This could be fun! Let me know if you would like to participate.

Weather Update for Houston - Its now decided to start raining again after about 10 days of hot, humid and dry weather ... since this morning my gauge has measured two inches of rain with another few inches anticipated over the next couple of days - anyone like some of the huge nasty mushrooms groing in my side yard?


mamalife said...

Are you getting any of the tropical storm rains there?

DIANE said...

Alice, I happened across your blog today and loved the idea of the Pay It Forward swap. I would love to participate. I will post about it on my blog This was just the creative spark I needed today. :-)

mamalife said...

Ok, I'll participate and let you "Pay It Forward" to me... I've seen this idea floating around and thought about participating, but hesitated at first as with my crazy, busy life the thought of managing 3 extra crafts in the next year feels a bit overwhelming... but I think it will be fun and a good excuse to find some time for creativity!