Saturday, May 29, 2010
What if your blog had a lifecycle, say, of exactly one year? And what if you got others to write it for you? 365 different writers, one for each day? At the end, you'd have a fascinating collage, a snapshot of a year reflecting ranging perspectives. This is the brainchild of Len Kendall and Daniel Honigman who launched The3Six5 Project on January 1. It's a crowd-sourced diary that has already generated attention from press and blogs and an approach from a publisher. So far, they've compiled a wealth of interesting pieces. Bob Knorpp (The Beancast) shared a moving story about what it's like to have lost a hand. Bill Green (AdVerve) posted an eerie photo of a TV on a sidewalk and speculated about a world without Super Bowl Sunday. George Parker (AdScam) recalled (without nary a cuss) his life as a Mad Man when talk was face-to-face and people left offices behind when they went on vacation. Ann Curry, Edward Boches, Alex Bogusky and a great host of others are lined up for later. (Calendar here.) I'm honored to be included. Today is my day. 365 words. 9 PM deadline. Topic suggestions welcome.