This is yet another entry on postcrossing. Or rant, to be exact. I've been wanting to join one of those travelling notebooks project in the postcrossing forum. Travelling notebook, just like the name suggest, is a project of one note travelling to several places and every member of the group fill in a page of two with their dreams, stories, photos, or anything at all depending on the theme that the group agreed on.
There's this one member who made creativity travelling notebook round robins. Which means instead of one travelling notebook, each member of the group has one notebook that we pass on to other members. In the end we supposed to get a notebook filled with other people's creative entry. I excitedly, ambitiously joined when she started a new group. I made an awesome notebook that I passed on to the next member. It has a good cover with pink rubber elastic cord that I attached to the book using eyelets. It was a good notebook. It was my first ever rather successful handmade notebook:
Everything seems to be going great and in order until half way. In fact, of all the three TN RR that she maintain, this was the fastest, the smoothest one. Now three notebooks has came back to their owner and other three are supposedly still travelling ... except for mine. I think mine is lost somewhere between USA and Germany, because the person in the US sent it out on March 6, which was almost two months ago. And usually postal items don't wander that long before they reach their destination, which made me certain that it is, in fact, lost into the abyss.
The moderator didn't say anything about this, and that makes me sad. As a moderator of the group you have to make sure that the travelling goes smoothly and when it's not, ... you at least can offer some suggestions or options?? Like whether I would like to restart my book or not. I mean ... everyone's getting their notebook back and I'm the only one who doesn't and I'm really sad about this. And I did my best to make my entries for everyone's book.
Does no one care? Maybe I should give up on the idea of a perfect travelling notebook project, no one can guarantee if your postal item gets lost somewhere.
You know, even though the mod asks me if I want to restart or not I might will say no anyway, but it would be nice to have someone care about it, especially after I mentioned to her several times that I wanted to be in the RR and that if she makes another one I really would like to join. After all that hassle and excitement, now everything ended in nothing. What a waste of time and energy. This sucks.