Week 3 passed very quickly with all letters sent and a few letting me know. We also had 2 birthday cards this last week. At least I think they were last week, days are starting to blend all into one now that we are heading into the silly season.
Once again yes I am late with my blogpost but I am nothing if not consistent.
It’s been nice to find out that I do have more followers than I thought as well.
Have been sick the last few days and the brain was being less than responsive.
I did however manage to capture some amazing shots of the storms that hit south east Queensland this last weekend. Will share my favs quickly since I am currently struggling to stay awake!
Until next week, unless I get the urge to come back early 🙂 oh I am very much due to do an easy Xmas post. Someone remind me to get onto that 🙂
Yes I know I am a day late with last weeks blog post. Yes I have been told but I guess my one and only blog fan 🙂 (thanks Janelle who was also the 1st of my 365)
This last week went by in a blur.
I also have a sick feeling that the letter box in our area hasn’t been checked which could be why some people may not have received their mail yet. This will be checked on with Aus Post tomorrow though.
Some big news on the letter writing front is that with a lot of help of many people I now have 97 people signed up to receive mail from me! Yes that’s right only 3 people off the 100 mark! Ever so slightly excited about that.
Of the 11 (not counting today yet) letters that have been sent I know that 3 have made it to their destination 🙂
I dont have a lot of mail photos this week as well there are only so many ways you can take a photo of letters without showing names or addresses.
So what else has been happening this week?
I climbed the Story Bridge here in Brisbane! Am still on a high about that as I didn’t think I would be able to let alone survive it. Now can not wait to do it again.
Will share a photo of this once they have been emailed through to me.
Today in my letter box I had my first Christmas card which in itself was exciting but it also contained a wonderful handwritten letter from my first mail recipient which made me both laugh and cry. It’s now hanging up on my bird photo hanger which I should really share with everyone at some point. Maybe next weeks blog 🙂
Right now its time for me to finish off todays letter and get some sleep.
Thanks to those who do read and enjoy my ramble of a blog.
I decided that I will post at least every Sunday with some photos of the previous weeks mail and keep everyone updated on whats going on.
So as I lay here shivering in bed here are the last 3 days worth of mail (not including today because technically Sunday is the start of a new week)
Tonight as I write this there are now 85 people signed up to receive mail from me!
That’s just insane right?
I wasnt expecting to get so many people so quickly and at best hoped for 30 to start me off but having almost 3 months worth of names already gives me the motivation to do this 🙂
There are people from all over Australia who have signed up, 1 from England and 1 from the US but am more than happy to have more people from OS join in. Also have a few kidlets to write to as well as someones husband which well I wasnt expecting men to sign up (I don’t know why not but it just never occurred to me)
Of the first 3 people, 1 was someone I know, 1 was a kidlet and the 3rd signed up as a friend of a friend so I didn’t know her. With a tiny bit of Facebook hunting (I promise I am not stalking people) I managed to see who she was and hopefully write something nice to her.
I had a random idea on the way to work this morning.
Since the pen pal trial seemed to fail miserably I thought I could do this without relying on others.
Who doesn’t like getting surprise mail that isn’t a dodgy bill or junk mail.
Something small and hand written that you don’t have to reply to but let’s you know that at that moment in time someone was thinking of just you.
I have so many note cards and bits of pretty paper just going to waste in my craft room that should really be used and do what they were made to.
So what I am going to do is send/write a note or small letter to a different person for 365 days.
This means I need 365 people to write to.
Currently on the list I have about 15 so not at all enough.
I am happy to send anywhere in the world so anyone is able to send me through their details.
As I have said I am not needing any reply (other than a MSG to say you have received it)
I do need help to share this around though because I would like to have at least a months worth of people to start with.
Have just set up an email address to let people add themselves to the list.
You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fingers crossed I can bring some smiles to others.
I had an idea earlier today that has been floating around in my head for quite some time now.
Many people seem to be losing the ability to write real letters, you know the things that were around before computers, the internet and mobile phones?
Personally I love stationery and presently I have a lot of it but just have no special need to write to anyone (not that that should be an excuse right)
Also a lot of people I have seen say online that they would like to make more friends and get to know more people, so what better way!
So the plan is this…
* Comment to let us know you are interested
* In the email include the info that I will list below
* I will match people up depending on how many people you would like to write to (yes you can write to more than one person if you wish)
* You then promise that you will have your first letter out within say 2 weeks? If we think this is too soon let me know
* This will be an ongoing list of people so if you are not “clicking” with the person you write to please don’t just drop out, let me know and I can repartner up.
Now don’t go thinking that 2 weeks is too short to send a letter, don’t be like that! You can just send a card to start with sharing a small intro about yourself, or you can go all out and write a crazy long letter if your heart desires.
Also there are already a few people from outside of Australia who are keen to join in so there will be a great diversity of people I hope.
So what do I want you to send through to sign up…
* Blog address if you have one
* 5 things that interest you (don’t worry if you can’t list 5)
* How many people you would like to write to (you are more than welcome to say one or more it’s up to you)
Please feel free to share this around, and also if you are of the creative persuasion let me know because I will be looking for an image to be created that you can share on your blog if you like.
I will see how we go with numbers before I say when I will hand out the matches.
Can not wait!!!
Does anyone else get that little bit of happy anxiety when checking the real letter box (you know that one outside the house not on the computer) and then the excitement when there is something other than junk or bills?
My husband is sure that I buy so many things online just so that I can get that letter box rush because of course its not due to my etsy addiction 😉
So since there is this thrill that people get when the postie puts real mail in their letter box why dont we write letters as much anymore?
Personally I really do want to put pen to beautiful paper (etsy of course) and send letters but I dont know what to write and worry that the receiver would think I was weird for sending an out of the blue letter.
How do you start a first letter? Is there a letter etiquette? How much is to much? So many questions but still the main hold up is the thought that there will not be a response.
I have never been a fan of emails and at work will call someone to discuss rather than try to explain myself on a screen. Even with friends I am hopeless at keeping contact with emails and am forever appologising to people for not emailing, messaging or even replying on facebook for that matter. With friends though I just never feel right giving them a call either because of that worry that they might be busy or not in the mood to talk or just dont want to talk to me lol Yes I am full of a fair bit of self doubt 🙂
As we can see this entry has gone off on a bit of a tangent but in short its about letter writing of the old fashioned style.
Do you have someone you share letters with?
Would you be someone who like to receive random letter goodness?