Day 9 - Buy stamps and/or make your own envelopes or postcards.
I’ve been looking forward to today’s activity. I’ve been meaning to make my own envelopes for a ridiculous amount of time. Like, so long, I don’t even want to publicly admit how long.
Today, I made envelopes, wahoo!
I also bought some Love stamps and Aloha postcard stamps, too.
Did you make anything today?
Day 7 – Zine Reading Day
I read a few zines out loud to myself, this counts, right? Who did you read to?
Day 8 – Try something new day
For years, I have only written nonfiction, so my try something new activity consisted of writing fiction. Surprisingly, I absolute love writing fiction! I have no idea why I haven’t attempted fiction before now, but I am glad I gave it a shot.
Also, I finally signed up for the 24-Hour Zine Thing
I haven’t chosen a date to create my 24-hour zine, but I will do that soon.
Day 6: Re-read your favorite zines!
I think just about every zine in my collection is my favorite. So, that means I have over 300 favorite zines. But today, I randomly picked a few that I haven't read in awhile:
* mend my dress #4 by neely bat chestnut
*Hermana Resist (the poetry collection) by Noemi Martinez
*I Hear You Like Stories #3 by Meg F.
*cartography for beginners #3 by April
Today’s post is a combination of day four and five.
Yesterday, I did not try anything new. I took my kids to Ocean City, Washington, and played in the sand. That’s two days in a row that I played, but hey, it’s summer!
While I was at the beach, I did think of how I was skipping day four and had a little guilt, so I made this in the sand to post for you:
Yesterday, I started reading Pieces #7 by Nichole.
Okay, so on to day five. Today’s activity is to check out a different zine than you normally read. I am going to read Red Mellow. It's about the emerging indie & punk music scene from Brisbane, Australia.
Day 2 – It’s Zine Distro Appreciation Day!
As a distro owner, this day gives me the warm fuzzies because it is always awesome when people recognize the hard work that you put into your distro. It’s truly a labor of love.
It is important for people to support small distros, especially the ones that carry your zine. Orders keep the flow going for distros, allowing us to keep picking up new zines and supporting as many zinesters as we can. Orders keep us running.
I completely understand about money being tight for a lot of people, but there are great ways to support zine distros without spending money.
- send a letter, postcard, or email to distros that carry your zine or that you order from to let the distro owner know why you think their distro is so great. Okay, you might need to buy a stamp for this one.
- Share distro links on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, etc. Help them spread the word.
- Pass out fliers in your area for zine distros.
- Tell your friends about zine distros! Word of mouth is one of the greatest forms of advertisement.
And when you can, place an order or encourage your friends to. Let’s work together!
So, what did I do for Zine Distro Appreciation Day? I posted messages to the distros that carry my zines and thanked them for supporting me.
I am still reading the zine, I Keep Interrupting Myself & plan to finish it up today. I need to work on my daily comic today as well.