The official Month of Letters is over, which makes me a little sad. What relieves that is knowing there are still letters in the mail. All of those packages, postcards,and things you send on February 28th are still in motion, still creating ripples in the world. Today, someone will get a letter from one of you and their day will be a tiny bit nicer because of it.
Just because it’s March, you don’t have to stop writing letters even if there aren’t shiny badges to earn.
No badges? I’m afraid it’s true. It’s fairly time consuming to manage the badges and achievements and, as you noticed, we had some bobbles this year. It’s hard to test something like this in real conditions, which involve thousands of you. So we’ve closed the report page and achievements until 2014. Here are things I’m thinking about for next year.
- A counter to show your overall achievement score, the number of letters, and the number of days.
- Badges for art cards, zines, thank yous, and sending mail to children.
- Self-directed goals — In addition to the main challenge, you can add your own goal to try to achieve.
What else would you like to see for 2014?