Welcome and a confession

January 25, 2012 in Journal

Allow me confess that I am surprised, and delighted, by how many people seem to be excited by the Month of Letters challenge. I had thought that, if people seemed interested, that I would make a website for the challenge next year. La! Perhaps this year is a better idea.

However, that does mean that you are arriving at a website that is half-baked. I can see the need for a central location, but will need your help in understanding what the community needs. So stop in the Forums, poke around the tête-à-tête.

Let me know what you are interested in.

Oh, and get ready to send some mail.

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6 responses to Welcome and a confession

  1. I am so excited to do this! It would be neat if there was a way to submit your address to this website and then randomly recieve someone else’s address. Kind of like postcrossing works. Thanks for sharing this project!

    • I would love a way to do that, but it involves coding and I need to rope someone into doing it. Meanwhile, I did set up a place in the discussion forums to post that you are open to receiving mail from new people. It’s not an automated system, but it’s a start.

      Know any coders with the right mad skillz?

  2. I am a former letter carrier and think this is a fantastic idea. Here’s a quote that sums up why we need to save the Post Office from privitization;

    The Founders placed the idea of postal service in the Constitution because they saw a virtue in creating an infrastructure that would bind the nation together. “Bind the nation together” is a phrase that occurs over and over with respect to the USPS. The Founders understood that for our democracy to flourish we needed a neutral mechanism for the free flow of information. The USPS provided that and continues to provide that.

    Setting the Record Straight, part one: The Postmaster Takes the National Review to School. http://www.savethepostoffice.com/setting-record-straight-part-one-postmaster-takes-national-review-school

  3. This is wonderful! I am going to spend tomorrow gathering up all of my favorite notepaper and compiling my list of who to mail to. I am so excited!
    Thanks 🙂

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