It’s my one year blogoversary! I can’t believe how time flies. When I wrote that first post, I had no idea how long it would last, if anyone would be interested, or if I had enough to say about my love of writing letters to fill more than a few posts.
Well, one year later, I have almost 175 blog entries, 145 Twitter followers, and more ideas for posts than I can count! In short, it’s been a lovely year on this blog (even when it wasn’t a lovely year for me beyond the blog), and you, my readers, have made it worth the effort. Thank you!
The timing was perfect for my entry into this world of letter blogging, because it was within the last year that the U.S. Postal Service made the news about its financial woes. The media attention put snail mail back into the general conversation. Jon Stewart’s Daily Show did two bits about the agency’s struggles. And practically every newspaper in the nation ran an article like this that asked people if they still wrote letters. Folks typically said, “Occasionally…not as much as I’d like…but they’re still very special and I wish we did it more.” Some said, “I only communicate by email and text and can’t see the purpose of the post office.” (Those people clearly never got nice mail from awesome penpals!)
So, in this world of most-people-love-getting-letters-and-we-may-not-always-have-a-USPS-like-we-do-now, I will continue to spread the love and joy of letter writing. I will use wonderful postage stamps (well, at least the ones I can get that don’t come in a coil of 1000!) and fun stickers, and make pretty mail and connect with others. I hope you will, too!