The second forum to be featured on this blog is our very own,
Oceangram Stories Yahoo Group.
It was created on August 5th. On August 7th, Anna from Finland was brave enough to be the first poster. She posted many of her oceangrams and since then we have had 190 people join. They are a diverse group of people from age 15 to 60. While many members are from the U.S.A., we also have members from Finland, Australia, England, Romania, Holland, Canada, and Singapore and invite members from all countries to join us.
There is a great group of people who regularly post, and I can count on the group to give me their honest opinion about ideas I have for the blog, etc. Often, oceangrams for the Oceangram Archive site are found by group members and are first posted in the group.
Quotes from the group:
..........................................My name is Pat and I live in Wisconsin. This is an awesome site and its very addicting as well. Thank you so much Sera for the super job you do to keep it so great.Pat
Paducah, Kentucky, USA
"Quilt City, USA"
and next door to Metropolis, Illinois "Home of Superman"
When I first began to visit Oceangram, there had been
around 1400 bottles delivered. Last time I looked,
there's been nearly two and a half million! This site
is a great way to pass time; I find it relaxing with
an unexpected laugh every now and again. Kudos to the
folks that started the site! And Happy Bottling to
the Oceangram Stories Group.
~seeker/Sydney-sider in Singapore
My name is Robin & I live in Madison, MS. USA
Here's my quote for the day- 9/10/06-9:30 am.
Doubt vs Faith
Doubt sees the obstacles
Faith sees the way.
Doubt sees the darkest night
Faith sees the day.
Doubt dreads to take a step
Faith soars on high.
Doubt questions 'Who believes?'
Faith answers, 'I.'
- Author Unknown
Talking about Oceangramming...
- "It's amazingly fast to go around the world in one msg. in a bottle floating along the eternal destinations of the internet sea!"
- "Oceangram is like random IMs"
- "I love this site! It's a great way to to put some sweetness and Light out into the world."
- "Started this on 8/1/06. They can't make me stop until they pry the bottles from my cold, dead fingers :) "
Here are some recent Oceangrams found by members of the group:
- I am Natsuka--found by Lingly
- Global Drinking Party--found by Lingly
- Around the World and Back Again--found by bigalsbrat
- The Night was Cold and Dreary--found by caframont
Oh, and there was the Stupid Bat Story oceangram shared by Caframont, which I didn't repost because it's an internet classic already, but it was funny. ; )
I want to thank the Oceangram Stories Group (OGS) for being my guinea pigs sometimes and letting me test ideas out on them and also for letting me repost their Oceangrams. They are an understanding group. If you would like to join the group, please click on this link and follow instructions, or find the "join" button in the sidebar of this blog and enter your email address there. We look forward to meeting you.
Don't forget to make your guess about the Five Millionth Oceangram!
The deadline is coming up on Saturday. Try to win the "Blue Ribbon" and the "Forum Cup" by making the closest guess.
It is not illegal to talk in your forums about your guesses before you officially enter. By the way, you don't have to have a "forum affiliation" to enter. You can be a "free agent" or join "Oceangram Stories Group."