Inspired by this, this, this, this, this and of course this, I thought it was time we had a really slow twitter. Something less rushed and immediate but still brilliantly rich and daft. So I've set up dawdlr.com. (I say 'set-up', I've registered a domain name, created a tumblr blog, rented a mailbox and written this post, and that's it. But you know.)
I've tried to make dawdlr way slower than twitter. I reckon most people I know twitter about twice a day, so dawdlr is going to update twice a year. To try and get people to say what they're doing, you know, more generally.
To submit a dawdl send a postcard to this address:
77 Beak Street
I'll scan them in and upload and update them every 6 months. Regular as clockwork. I'm curious to see if something that slow can be 'viral' or will it just dwindle to nothing as everyone forgets last time around. Or if it's not an immediate enough call to action to get people to participate, or if actually getting a postcard and writing on it is too much work. Or whether, maybe, it'll all work and be rather nice.
Dawdlr is a tiny community of friends and strangers answering one simple question: What are you doing, you know, more generally? Answers on a postcard please.