Pay it Forward

December 21, 2007

Since I’ve always loved the concept of ‘pay it forward’, I decided to jump on the bandwagon after reading stereotypical single woman’s post about it. I am like her in that I’ve been jaded with online exchanges, as I’ve sent my fair share of gifts/cards/postcards and never received anything in return. In spite of that, I’ve decided to give it a shot anyway and hope for the best!

Here’s how this little ditty goes:

The first three (3) lucky people to comment on this post will receive a gift from me in the mail. The only thing you have to do in return is post the same concept on your blog and send three (3) people (best if their strangers) a gift from you. As far as I know, there aren’t any rules as to when you write your post and how much you spend on the gift. Some people are sending homemade items, and some are purchasing theirs. It doesn’t really matter what you send. Though, as a rule of thumb, I would send something you might like to receive yourself.

My personal promise to those three lucky people who comment and, in turn, receive a gift from me, is that I will research your blog and choose something appropriate for you from Etsy.com. I can’t make a homemade item worth giving myself, but I would be happy to purchase a homemade item from Etsy.com worth giving! ;-)

One last note: If I know you in real life, you aren’t eligible for a gift if you comment. You probably already got a gift from me! :-P

So… anyone want to play along? It should be fun!

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January 20, 2008 at 12:23 am

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Dan Boyle December 22, 2007 at 2:43 am

Great idea. Keep up the good work. Dan

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Jenn December 22, 2007 at 6:04 am

This sounds swell! I wanna play! :)

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Simple Mindz December 22, 2007 at 9:36 am

Thats a great idea! I think I will try it. No rules? can I send gift certificates?

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Binary Blonde December 22, 2007 at 1:43 pm

Dan Boyle – I wish I could claim the idea as my own, as it is a great one. Even though it’s not my idea, I’d like to think that I’m keeping the idea alive!

Jenn – Great! You’ll be my first gift recipient! I’ll be contacting you via email for your mailing info shortly. :-)

Simple Mindz – Yay! My second gift recipient! I’m glad you want to join in! I’ll be contacting you shortly via email to get your mailing info.

To answer your question, as far as I know, there are no rules as to what you can send – a gift certificate sounds like a great (and easy) gift idea to me. :-D

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CmanLong December 22, 2007 at 2:58 pm

I know I’m not in the first three but that doesn’t matter. This is a great idea. Thanks for passing this along. I am planning on writing a post on this in the coming days and will link back to your article. Thanks again and have a Very Merry Christmas.

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Binary Blonde December 22, 2007 at 11:52 pm

CmanLong – Actually, you are in the first three (3) people that have a blog! I’ll be in touch soon. :-)

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bryan December 31, 2007 at 9:18 am

nice to see that u have kept ur promise and responded to the first three way to go…

nice blog btw…

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Binary Blonde January 3, 2008 at 9:31 pm

Bryan – Yes, I sent my gifts about a week and a half ago. Hopefully, my gift receipients will be getting them shortly! Also, thank you for the compliment on my blog. I hope you return!

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Mik April 5, 2009 at 9:00 pm

Here via StumbleUpon!, great idea, and something to think about doing on my own site. mmmmm [thinks].

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Mik April 5, 2009 at 9:01 pm

I just saw how old this post was :)

Still something to think on.

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