Wednesday, November 19, 2008

You have been challenged

As I have detailed on several posts on this website thingy, I am a member of swap-bot. This is all linked to my first Gocco swap where Lisa (the coordinator) recommended that I check out swap-bot because of the positive experience I had with the Gocco postcard swap.

Of all of the categories of swap-bot that interested me, I was drawn to the postcard and note card swaps. I especially became interested in the handmade versions of these swaps. While I was researching the different aspects of the postcard swaps, I fell upon an article detailing a new website: is a website dedicated to those people who love to swap postcards. You can swap domestically or internationally. I decided—what the heck, why not? As my compulsive nature took over, I can’t seem to get my postcards out soon enough. I anxiously wait for someone to receive one of my postcards so I can immediately request another address.

People seem to love to receive postcards from New York City and I never know what to send. So here is my challenge to you:

If you had to send a postcard that represents your city, town, region, location, country, etc. what would it be? Go out and find a representative postcard (preferably 4” x 6” which is the standard small card), scan it to your blog and link to this original posting. In your blog entry for that day, describe why you chose the card that you did.

Secondly, if you have to send a postcard that represents YOU, what would it be? As above, go out and find it, scan it to your blog and explain.

These cards can be handmade or store bought. Your choice. If you know someone who would enjoy this exercise, forward this blog post to them. If you want to angel (host) someone else’s choices, do that as well. Let’s all be creative and come up with something special.

The gauntlet has been thrown down.


fingerstothebone said...

Hey, glad you've discovered postcrossings. I did that for a while, but then things got busy and it was hard to keep replenishing my Mt. Hood cards. (Now you know what kind of cards I got.)

Jodi Renshaw said...

This sounds like fun. I am a member of swap-bot too ... and I may just have to start swapping postcards. Thanks for the info.