We’ve finished two weeks of International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo), and I’ve stayed up-to-date with writing. The last week was Valentines and birthdays, so, it was easy. As half the first week were InCoWriMo-specific give-aways, it has been fairly easy coming up with folks to write to. The rest of the month may be a bit more challenging.
About half the letters have gone to fellow InCoWriMo-ers, most I’ve never met before. It’s an interesting challenge, coming up with a letter to someone you’ve never met. I’ve been introducing myself, and discussing things on their blog, or their city, or even just the weather–2014 has been good for that for folks in North America. I think that it’s been good for me to do that–a bit of a confidence builder to try to develop a rapport without a real context. I often write people, typically in email, for business purposes. The purpose of the note is obvious, and it can be to the point. Having no purpose, however, raises a new challenge. It does nudge me outside of my comfort zone a bit.
I would still love to send snail-mail to anyone reading this blog–just email me an address (gmail.com to mrguilt). I’d happily send you a card and a few good words.