What is Project Thanks?
What isn’t “Project Thanks”?!
That’s not an answer. Are you trying to get out of describing it?
No. Maybe. Okay. Whatever.
I’m asking folks to email me one or two or three sentences (I don’t really care what the word count is but just think not too short and not too long) describing a person in their lives that they want to thank for something specific.
They can choose someone that they want to thank for 10,000 things (like their mom or a teacher) or a person they met only once. But I want to focus on one story about the person. It can be a “small” thing they want to say thank you for, or a very big thing. I won’t publish the email suggestions. Instead, I’ll go through the emails and pick an idea that I want to expand upon. Then, I’ll set up a phone call with the person who sent in the idea and interview her or him. I will write up the story and post it. Because I’m only doing this every now and then, most email suggestions will not become stories. I hope that’s not — as they say in Playboy — a turnoff.
The person to be thanked doesn’t have to be living. But, I do want it to be a real person with whom there was a real exchange.
That still sounds so vague.
I’m not going to disagree with you.
Where did you get the idea?
Remember how I ran the series “People Who Kick Ass” a long time ago? I liked doing it. I’ve been trying to think of something I could do like it, but I didn’t want to do the same thing again.
How often will you post these and for how long?
Whenever I feel like it. Once a week? Once a month? More? Less?
I am going to be doing this until I’m not. And I will announce when I end it. So, until you hear otherwise, it’s on like Donkey Kong. I just made that expression up. If you read it elsewhere or have read it elsewhere before, please keep quiet.
Where do we email you?
Send ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Remember, just send two or three sentences to me. You don’t have to write the story out. I’m trying to limit the work on your end.)
“Project Thanks” is kind of a cheesy name.
Not a question, yet again. But yeah, it kind of is. I couldn’t think of anything I liked better, and “Bill Cosby’s Sweaters” seemed like a lawsuit just waiting to happen.