Dead Advice: We Want Your Letters!
Last year, I launched a site called Dead Advice – a side project of mine that I loved, and still love a great deal to this day. While there was a decent amount of momentum when the site first launched… over time, submissions slowed and eventually stopped. I’d like to see if I can get a few more folks to participate, and to ask folks to help pass along the URL. I’d love to get some more eyes on this project – and that’s where you come in.
Here’s how it works: users are invited to submit letters to the site. You can write about whatever topic you’d like – a note to the young, a letter to a child yet to be born. Some people have written advice to the world at large, and still others have written about secrets, using their letters as a kind of confessional.
Here’s a small excerpt from a letter entitled Dear Everyone:
If you were to die today, what words would you share with the rest of us? What cautions would you send, what tasks would you urge us to undertake? It you were dead, what advice would you give to the living?
Submissions are open to everyone, and there aren’t really any restrictions. Well… except for one. The only rule is that every letter submitted to the site has to start exactly the same way. Every letter must begin with the sentence: Now that I’m dead, I want to tell you a few things.
If you’d like to learn more about the project, I’d recommend visiting the site and reading over some of the letters. In particular, I’m fond of Beautiful Life, For My Daughter and The Day the Boy Almost Drowned.
My goal is to get more readers and letters for the site, so if you would share the site on Facebook, Twitter and G+, I would take that as a great kindness.
And of course… if you feel so moved, I’d love it if you submitted a letter (you can even do so anonymously, if you wish).
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