Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Reviving the Pulse


If you have been a long time follower of my blog, you might remember The Pulse. If you are a relative newcomer...keep on reading.

Between 2008 and 2013, I hosted an online collaboration called The Pulse where I posed questions to creatives and posted their answers on my blog. At its peak, there were more than 150 participants. There were 5 online versions and the project was the basis for my two books.

Like everything else on the Internet, things live forever. All the responses are still posted and links can be found on my blog -- scroll down towards the bottom of the sidebar and plan to stay awhile.

With the decline of long form blogging in recent years, I have thought long and hard about ways to bring traditional blogs back to life. The most basic answer in my mind is to provide must-see content. With that in mind, it feels like the right time to bring back The Pulse to life.

With very limited time on my hands though, I am going to start small with one question:


What is the one technique or tool that you cannot live without?

If you would like to be a participant, please email me (shap97@gmail.com) the following:

1. Your response (which I might need to edit to keep all answers relatively consistent in length)
2. ONE photo that somehow relates to your answer
3. A link to ONE of your online sites

In the post, I may also be adding a link of my own choosing - could be to a video, a tutorial, a product, a piece of art, another post, or something unexpected. The participant will not know what the link is until my post goes live.

If you want to play, please email me the requested info by March 1. If there is a big enough response, there will be rolling submissions until the well runs dry.

Please help to spread the word and let's get this party started!

12 comments:

StampsandScrapbooks.com said...

Sounds like fun, Seth! I'll definitely email you. :)

Squiddy said...

That will make for interesting reading :)

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Can't wait to see the answers!

PocketSize said...

Exciting! I'll have to think about my answer and get an email to you :)

jinxxxygirl said...

Aaaah Seth i don't know if blogs can be resurrected. But i'm game to helping you try...lol I'll be sending you something.... Hugs! deb

Marit said...

Oh YESSSSSS... bring the Pulse back to life! I'm in! Will send you an email soon.

Annie said...

I am in for sure, off to email you. xoxo

Kay Wallace said...

Seems like The Pulse will be again having a pulse! That's a good thing!

Pawsitively Creative said...

How cool! I may have to jump in and see what happens. Wonderful resurrection! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

MARCH said...

Merveilleuse r├ęsurrection :-)

Kimberly Barcello said...

Blogs are out? Really?

kim TangledBlueRose said...

This will be so amazing to read! Happy to follow along and see where this journey goes...
~kim