Sunday, 31 August 2008


hi everyone, i am currently in the process of collecting addresses, if you have not already sent me your postal address could you please do so as soon as possible, thanks.


Thursday, 28 August 2008

D-Day is announced!

well well, i did not expect the amount of interest at all, i have seen many projects like this start up and never finish or gain enough interest to keep going but not us. there is initially only room for 3 more people! this does depend on you all using the full 8 pages, if not there will be room for more.
I never thought an idea from a 30 something years old nobody from a little insignificant village in lancashire uk would ever have its own little corner of the web! I am extremely chuffed and unbelievably exited, i hope you all are too? 
Well i have the initial path of the moleskine planned. I have also decided to post it off on the 1st of september, thats monday! too keep you all in suspense I am not going to reveal the location it will got to first, it will be a suprise to whoever gets it! I think I may even keep this up throughout so the only people who will know where it goes will be me and the person who sent it off!

Good Luck people and I hope you all have fun with this project!

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

just through the door

just through the door, originally uploaded by AlwaysSecondBest.

it has arrived

it has arrived, originally uploaded by AlwaysSecondBest.

the book has taken its first journey, from mojolondons stock rooms to my door! where next?

just over a week to go!

just a quickie to let everyone now we now have 22 people signed up to contribute to what is no longer 'my' little project but 'our' little project. 

also i am adding a links section to the sidebar linking to contributors blogs and stuff. only another week or so and it will have started! who will be the first contributor? how long will it take to finish it's journey? 

i have gone with the idea of  pasting the postage stamp at the start of everyones entries with their name and location. it will give the book more of a 'traveling' feel to it.

hope your all as exited as me.

Thursday, 21 August 2008

group mailout

Hello to all the travelling moleskine contributors,

                First off, thank you all for joining in with my little project I was not expecting it to take off this quickly or get so many people from different places. Most of the interest I have drummed up has been through flickr and its various moleskine related groups. Again thank you all.

                Ok now to the nitty gritty, the moleskine will be sent off sometime in the first week of September, basically when I get off my fat arse and get to the post office! I am estimating the project will take approximately 18 months to complete dependent upon the time the book is in the postage system. I will also try to co-ordinate the journey of the moleskine to reduce postage costs as much as I possibly can.

                I will e-mail each of you when the book is headed your way, all I ask is a return e-mail when you receive the book, then you will receive another e-mail with the address that you must forward the book to, again I would like you to e-mail me when you post the book, the main reason for these e-mails is so I can track where the book is and I will also know if it disappears in the postal system. Also every time the book moves location I will update the blog so we all know where it is.

                What to post to the group photo pool? Anything as long as it is directly linked to the moleskine itself, i know your all going to post the pages you have contributed to as thats the whole point of it! But you can also post things like the envelope it came in (block out the address though) maybe take a picture of the postie who delivers it? Anything you like as long as you link it to the moleskine. Once you have posted to the group you will also become a moderator of the group just to make you feel even more special.

                Now for the contents.... anything you want as long as it family friendly material, simple rules. You must also put your location, the date you received the book and your name or pseudonym that you use on flickr.

                I have a few other things to discuss which I wish your opinions on, what should I do with the book once it returns home? Also how do you all feel about writing a small entry for the blog when you have the book in your possession? And lastly what does the collective think about keeping the postage stamps from each envelope? I could post a pocket cahier to go with the book on its travel we could stick the stamps in there with a small note about its travels and what it did while it was with you? Sort of like a little travel journal for the notebook! There are discussion threads on the flickr group for you to leave your ideas on these.

                And now for something which I must bring to your attention, the privacy of your information, as you all know somebody has to have all your names and addresses, which would be me. What I intend to do is that you all e-mail me with the name and address you wish the moleskine to be posted to, I then will record the details in a mini Volant (all the pages are perforated) and delete the e-mail.  Once I have received an e-mail to say you have received the book I will then tear out the page with your address and shred it. This is the most secure way I can think of to hold the information.


Lastly, good luck with you input and remember to keep spreading the word of the travelling moleskine project! I shall be in touch in time to let you know when your turn will come.



Ps if you have changed your mind and no longer wish to join in please let me know.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

privacy statement and deaparture date

okay than september it is. the departure date for the traveling moleskine that is. i will contact all the contributors in the next two weeks to let you know an approximate where and when to expect the book. i would also like to stress the attention i am going to give towards the privacy of any details i will have of yours. they will only be seen by me and the person who sends you the moleskine, meaning that only 1 other person will be given your name and address, hopefully we are all trustworthy people and will also treat other deatails with respect and privacy.

speak to you all soon.

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

drumming up some interest.

i have been leaving notes all over the web to drum up some interest for this project, with the way things are going i think that the moleskines departure date will be in September as i don't want the poor thing hanging around for too long so i need to have enough people signed up to keep a continuous chain of people to keep it going.

Monday, 4 August 2008

a flickr group just for the moleskine

we have a flickr group

nothing on it yet but once the moleskine is on it's travels it will be full of stuff!

how do i get the word out there?

okay people, i need your help. 
suggestions on how to get this blog out there and how to drum up more interest. 
i am staring a flickr group for 'the traveling moleskine' and possibly a myspace and facebook page, 
is there anywhere else i should be going to? let me know. 
we need to get this thing underway and in the scope of more people.