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A Day On The Planet 09.09.09

Updated on September 8, 2009
One Day - Seven Billion People - One Book
One Day - Seven Billion People - One Book

A Global Diary

Have you ever wondered what an average day is like for someone in another part of the world? Now is your chance to find out, and to take part in an historic moment by submitting your own one page story about what affects you the most on a single day, September 09, 2009

A Day On The Planet is a book that will contain approximately 500 true stories written by ordinary people from around the world. All of the stories happen on the same day, 09.09.09, and will be translated by an international team into eight different languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic and Russian.

A Day On The Planet

Snapshot Of A Single Day 09.09.09

At any given moment on the Earth there are as many experiences as there are people who are living them. Right at this very moment, all around the globe, people are laughing, crying, loving, dancing, working, sleeping and going about their daily lives.

With the advancement of technology comes the increased ability to connect to and communicate with people you might not ordinarily have the chance to meet in person. Yet, how much do you really know about someone's average day? This is your chance to share your story and to discover the joys, triumphs, trials, and occurrences in the lives of other people.

Thousands of miles away, there might be a child learning to read in school, or a carpenter building a house, or a couple watching a sunset. Events that may seem completely ordinary to the people who live them, might well touch the hearts of others and seem quite extraordinary.

Worldwide Collaboration

A Day On The Planet has been in the planning stages for over 3 years. The core of the ADOTP project team are the creator of the project, Matthias "Matze" Kluckert, and his friends Dino Lampl, and Florian Heine.

A group of over 50 people from around the globe, including journalists, translators and editors, are working together to bring the project to its culmination in the published volume.

Roughly 500 representative stories will be hand-selected to be translated and published in the final version of the book, A Day On The Planet. The articles will be organized in around the world fashion beginning at time zone zero GMT, in the direction that the sun rises around the Earth.

Matthias (Matze) Kluckert
Matthias (Matze) Kluckert

Tell Your Story

Beginning September 09, 2009 you will have the once in a lifetime chance to participate and connect with people from many different countries, languages and cultural backgrounds by submitting your own story about what your day was like on 09.09.09.

Write a one page real life story about what affected you the most on September 09, 2009 and submit it to the A Day On The Planet team by September 25, 2009 for your tale to be considered for publication in the book.

Your one page article should be truthful and personal. Try to describe your honest feelings and thoughts about what affected you on 09.09.09. This is your chance to give someone with a completely different cultural background a true glimpse into a single day of your life.

There are 3 rules to follow when writing your story about your experience on that day.

1. The story you write must be about something you experienced yourself.

2. Your story should be about one page long.

3. You must include your name, age, city, country and the time that your story takes place.

To have your one page story considered for publication into A Day On The Planet, submit it to:

You can find out more about the project, read the FAQ, and see an example one page story at the project website:


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      rebekahELLE 8 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I'm looking forward to writing about my day tomorrow. It certainly should be a significant day~~ what a wonderful opportunity.

      Thanks for letting us know about this!

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      netadept 8 years ago from Northern California

      Thank you for your wonderful comments!

      I for one, will definitely be taking mental notes about what my day is like on the 9th so that I can write a story and submit it to the A Day On The Planet project. Even if I can only write about spending time with my family, or having a nice sandwich while I enjoy a lunch break from work.

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      PWalker281 8 years ago

      What an intriguing project! I just may participate. Thanks for sharing!

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      newsworthy 8 years ago

      nedadept, thank you for sharing with the world wide web and hubpages, the keen foresight of this creator.

      By posting this project, you have extended the open door for beginning writers and established writers,to belong in the world of publishing.

      Well done.

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      cosette 8 years ago

      what a wonderful opportunity. thanks for publshing this hub!