Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fun CDPExch*nge Facts

All assignments have been sent, so, if you haven't received yours, please let me know!
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There are 42 participants in the current CDPE, so it was worth it to enlarge the Master List =)!

An enlarged Master List will hold 46 names, so that will be the cut-off from now on because enlarging the list again would make it unmanageable.

It took around 8 hours to find all of the information (who knows who, who has sent to who before, etc.) and put it on the Master List, decide on each person's assignment, and get each assignment email ready to send.
Partway filled out, Friday night
(Why is it when I WANT to take a fuzzy picture of something, I have to try 4 or 5 times, but when I DON'T want a fuzzy picture, it happens the FIRST time?!)

Assignments sent, early Saturday afternoon
There were 3 people who wanted to send but not receive this time.

There were 14 new participants.

11 people signed up on the last day of registration.

The participants are from 20 different states and 1 country outside of the USA.

In the various exch*nges, at various times, my feeble mind has needed to keep track of/not mix up:
  • 3 Lisas
  • 2 Maggies
  • 2 Emilys
  • 3 Heathers
  • 3 Kates (plus another which was spelled differently)
  • 3 Dianes
  • 2 Megans
  • 7 names ending in "y" or "ie"
  • 4 names beginning with "E" and 4 names beginning with "A"
  • 6 names beginning with "A", 3 names beginning with "E", 4 names beginning with "D", and 4 names beginning with "L"
I have coordinated 8 of these exch*nges so far =).
  • 1 person has participated in all 8.
  • 2 people have participated in 6.
  • 6 people have participated in 5.
  • 4 people have participated in 4.
  • 5 people have participated in 3.
  • 10 people have participated in 2.
  • 4 of the people who participated in the very first exchange, also participated in this one.
  • TWO HUNDRED TWENTY CDPacakges have gone out into the world through these exch*nges!!
Any questions =)?

12 comments:

Still Playing School said...

Just a big THANK YOU!

april said...

That is amazing - you are amazing! I only slightly regret my decision not to participate this month. I've saved nearly a whole box for my own crappy days, and I've sent packages to non registrants the past two weeks and will do so the next two weeks too. You are my inspiration!

Emily said...

This post makes me happy. Thank you for being awesome and organizing these!

And the master list is impressive. Really.

Swistle said...

That WAS fun! I love behind-the-scenes stuff!

T said...

Fun facts, thanks for sharing!

Doing My Best said...

Still Playing School--You're welcome! I really love doing this and it wouldn't be possible if people didn't particpate, so thank you, too =)!

April--That's great =)! I'm always happy to hear about CDPs going out into the world!

edbteach said...

I love hearing all of the *stats* that go along with the CDP exchange!! And to echo previous commentors, THANK YOU for spending your time coordinating all of this. It really brightens my day to have a CDP to look forward to when I need it.

Mrs. Irritation said...

As always, thank you again for doing this. You are so many kinds of awesome!

PinkieBling said...

This is so awesome, and it's all because YOU are awesome. Thanks, and hugs!

strangeHeather said...

Such awesome awesomeness! Thanks for doing this (and sharing the stats about just how overwhelming it can be). I completely understand the need to cap it for the future.

twisterfish said...

Agree with everyone else: you are awesome!

I wasn't able to sign up this time (many reasons) but have decided to purchase small things for myself as I'm out and about, to save for those crappy days I will surely have in the future. You've inspired me to be good to myself as well as to others, and that's HUGE. Thanks! :)

Doing My Best said...

twisterfish-I am VERY happy to hear that because YOU are important too =)!