Last week I told you about my New Year’s resolution to start writing letters again and made an invitation for people to become my pen-pals. The response was smaller than I’d hoped for, but that’s probably a good thing, as writing letters can be a bit time-consuming.
I am very thankful for those who did respond, and as a thank you I thought I’d send some traffic their way.
Tiffany Metzger is a graphic designer who lives in the US. She also writes, is a big fan of Jane Austen and the Jonas Brothers. I guess everyone has their faults 😉 Luckily she also likes Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. A regular feature on her blog that you should definitely check out is Friday Fictioneers – a blogging challenge she participates in where she writes flash fiction based on a photo every Friday.
Liese le Roux is a fellow South African who lives in Jordan. We both did an online writing course in 2012 and have been liking each others’ statuses on Facebook since. She recently migrated to WordPress from Blogger and I’m sure she’d welcome more followers. Look forward to humourous travelogues, stories of how she kills her plants and descriptions of meals that will have you wishing she’ll invite you for dinner.
John Howell lives in the US along the Gulf of Mexico. He has just published his debut novel, My GRL. He’ll in fact be stopping by here within the next couple of weeks on his promotional blog-tour for the novel. His blog focuses mostly on writing, but there’s other fun stuff as well, especially the Top Ten No Nos he posts every Monday.
Please go drop by their blogs and say hi.
And if you change your mind about the pen-pal thing, feel free to use the contact page in the menu to e-mail me and I’ll let you know what to do.
7 thoughts on “On my new pen-pals”
I just stumbled upon your blog, but I think it’s awesome that you’re doing this! I have around 15 pen pals myself– the most recent one being someone I found here on wordpress 🙂
Thanks. I’ve been procrastinating writing the first letter, as one does with New Year’s resolutions, but I’ve decided the first one must be mailed by Monday. Fifteen! I’ll stick with three for now. Ease myself into it 😉
The first letter doesn’t have to be huge. Tell the person a few things they likely don’t already know about you, some ideas for your blog, and how your holidays were. Once you get their response, it will be a lot easier to write them about anything and everything.
Small response? how many penpals are you planning/hoping on having? I’d be stressed out with 3+.
I think three’s a good number to start with, but I’d hoped many more people would be excited at the thought of writing letter. Oh, well. Their loss 😉
I didn’t respond because I thought you’d get too many. Feel free to add one more to the list. I love your ideas.
Just send me your postal address via the contact page in the menu and start watching your mailbox.
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