Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
Please read the page "What Is IFJM" for details.
Learn the difference between Faux, Fake, and Fake Historical Journals.

2019 IFJM Celebration
IFJM has been suspended indefinitely. Please read the pinned post about this below.

Participants who Post Their Journals
A list of 2018 participants who are posting their fake journals this year will appear near the top of the right side bar of this blog around April 6. Lists of participants who posted their pages in 2010 through 2017 appear lower in the same column. Please pay them a visit and check out their fake journals.

View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

Tips on Keeping a Fake Journal
Click on "tips" in the category cloud.

Remember, "Life's so short, why live only one?"

Thursday, April 9, 2009

An IFJM Contest

Left: T-shirts and a button will be awarded in the IFJM Contest. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

Today I'm celebrating 6 months of daily posting on my blog Roz Wound Up.

It seems the perfect time to have a contest related to International Fake Journal Month. And that's exactly what I'm doing.

Please go to my post on Rozworks today, to check out the procedure for entering. It's not complicated, but there are some very specific guidelines you need to follow.

Whether or not you take time to enter the contest I hope that you are enjoying your fake journal experience. Take a moment to keep me posted on how it went at the end of the month.


Anonymous said...

Hi Roz,
I've set up my own feedblitz subscription to your regular blog (since I didn't see a way to get your notifications by email on your regular blog). Reading your blog post is literally the first thing I do every morning (on my iPhone, in bed, trying to get motivated to get up). Anyway, I'm finally convinced to try the fake journal and have a fun idea for who I'll be. Meanwhile, I LOVE the buttons! Will they all be for sale? I want them all! Your adoring fan, Jana

journalrat said...

Jana, I'm sorry that I don't understand all that feedblitz stuff. I thought on the regular blog people could subscribe by clicking on one of the icons I installed, but from your feedback I know that isn't the case now. I'll have to ask someone about this.

I'm so glad that you enjoy reading the blog. (ON YOUR IPHONE!!! I love it)

And I'm even more excited that you are going to do a fake journal!

I know you've already written to me about the button thing, but for people who don't know, if you want a button you can click on the gull image at the top right of this blog and see the button of the week. Only one a week because sadly Cafe Press only lets you have one item in your shop unless you upgrade to a different level of shop (something I didn't know when setting up there; and then I didn't have time to set up elsewhere).

I wasn't counting on selling many buttons as you can guess!

But selling the world on fake journals, well that's another thing!

Have fun.