When I read Kyle Mcdonald’s book, “One Red Paperclip”, about trading a paperclip for a house, he talked extensively about the fact this project was about the people.
I totally get that now. At first, when I was in the planning stages of getting this game going, it was about the trades. But now that there [...]
I knew when I went up to film Trade 2, that Mom had already found a trader for the quilt. She had been telling all of her friends about it. One friend was about to buy a new sewing machine from my mom’s shop and had one, still in good condition, that she wouldn’t be [...]
Finally! The second trade. You will recall, my mom wanted to trade the clay pot Brenden made for a handmade quilt. To make the trade I needed to go to Mom’s shop in Indian River, Michigan. That’s 3 hours from me, so I needed to find a day when I could go, visit, and stay [...]
If you haven’t heard of the “One Red Paperclip” project, you have to go check out the story at http://oneredpaperclip.com. Then come back here.
Kyle MacDonald, of Canada, wanted a house. But being young and under-employed, he knew this dream was not in his immediate future. Kyle wanted to be able to provide for himself and [...]
Awesome news! I have an offer for the next trade. Little Brenden’s grandmother, Barbara Richmond, has made an offer to trade a new hand-made quilt for Brenden’s homemade clay pot! Barbara is my mother, and I’m flabbergasted she would offer such a large item for the trade. Of course, Brenden’s pot is precious and valuable [...]
So, as you can see from the video, I have completed my first trade.
I received an email from my cool brother, Jason, informing me that my cool nephew, Brenden, would like the green fuzzy pen and had several items to offer as possible trades. Brenden offered:
One 3-inch wolf statue
One golf ball and tees with the [...]
When I first started thinking about starting this project, I figured this kind of game would be a good fit for me. I work with social media, teaching businesses how to use social media and blogs to market their busnesses. So I figure I have the skills to try to get this game up and running.
The first [...]
When I heard that a man name Kyle MacDonald in Canada played this game and traded a red paperclip for a house, I was so intrigued. “That’s what I need to do!” I couldn’t ge the idea out of my head.
What if I tried this? Would people think I’m nuts? Would they think I’m tacky trying [...]