Do you ever stumble across a blog and think: damn, I wish I’d thought of that?
I do. And this is exactly how I felt when I discovered 3six5.
3six5 is a unique social diary, a year told by 365 different people with very different points of view. And the really fascinating thing is, the people are just like you and me. So much so, I decided to apply for the 2012 entry list.
The idea is you get allocated a specific day. Mine was last Thursday the 23rd February. You let the events of that day unfold and then write your post in the evening of that day. With me being in Australia, mine would be a little early (as with everything on this side of the world). If something happens on your day that created world history, the editors encourage you to write about it – one writer recently expressed her feelings toward Whitney Houston’s death. Or, if like me, your day is just an average day, you can write about your thoughts, feelings or general musings.
I remember applying for my spot from my bed in dreary London Town and thinking, “Wow, I’ll be in Australia by then. Who know’s where I’ll be, or what I’ll be doing.” Now I’m sitting in my city apartment in Sydney. How times change.
I think this is what makes 3six5 so exciting. The diversity of its authors and the sense of scale you get whilst you’re reading it. I for one, am glued to the site every day. You can read my post here and start enjoying the actual blog here.