The 3six5: A Round-the-World Diary Worth Reading

A collaborative blog called The 3six5 features an entry from a new person each day.

From Twitter to Facebook to Flickr to blogs, there are a million different ways to keep a record of what’s going on in your life. With so many people broadcasting their every move, sometimes it’s tough to keep track of what they’re actually saying.

So maybe it’s time to slow down: trade in the manic speed of Twitter, and try following someone for a whole day instead. The next day, learn all about someone new in an entirely different place.

That’s the premise behind the3six5, a collaborative blog that features a diary entry and a photo from a new person each day. January 8th, Elvis’ birthday, featured a story about the author’s connection to The King; a writer on March 13th (3/14) shares a few thoughts on Pi Day; and on January 21st, a man reflects on living for 10,000 days with the HIV virus.

The writers aren’t quite a cross-section of society as a whole—all are English-speaking, and many seem to work in the tech and communications industries and have Twitter accounts—but even so, they show a fascinating range of thoughts, opinions, and experiences as they reflect on their days of choice.

If you’d like to participate in the project, you’re a little too late: all of the days for 2010 have been booked already. But then again, there’s always next year.

Check out the site.