What interesting thing can I do with 200 notebooks?
November 17, 2005 2:17 PM   Subscribe

I have about 200 of these notebooks. I've been thinking about starting a project, maybe something similar to the Wandering Moleskine Project, but I don't know what. What kind of fun/interesting things can I do with them?

The notebooks have 20 wide-ruled, 8 1/2 in x 7 in. pages. I plan on doing all the setup (website, mailings, etc.) for the project, I just need a compelling idea.
posted by SoulOnIce to Writing & Language (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
After you've filled them, maybe you can do something like this.
posted by weirdoactor at 2:35 PM on November 17, 2005

i'd do round-robins, sending each one to a friend, telling them to fill a page or 2 with whatever they want, and having them just send it on to someone else. When it's filled it comes back to you. If you want, we can do a Mefi one too. They'll fill up fast.
posted by amberglow at 3:28 PM on November 17, 2005

Or give each one a theme, or give each one a word to trigger responses, or give each one a scrap of ephemera or piece of ad/magazine/newspaper/wrapper, etc...
posted by amberglow at 3:29 PM on November 17, 2005

You might want to focus on an unusual community, such as children, prisoners, or residents of retirement homes.

Or an unusual venue, such as the subway or, for that matter, Subway restaurants.

I believe that if you affix postage-paid envelopes to the notebooks there is a greater chance you will receive them in return.
posted by tarintowers at 4:23 PM on November 17, 2005

You might want to focus on an unusual community

posted by Robot Johnny at 5:53 PM on November 17, 2005

1000 journals?
posted by skrike at 9:40 AM on November 18, 2005

A mefi-based project sounds pretty cool. I know there are quite a few interesting souls around here. I'm kinda new to Mefi so I'm not sure how to get it all started. Should I post in MeTalk?
posted by SoulOnIce at 1:56 PM on November 18, 2005

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