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My 30 Cards & Letters In 30 Days: What I Learned to Keep In Touch More

Hi Everyone -- I am almost done with my 30 cards and letters in 30 days Write_On Challenge!  It was interesting and definitely challenging.  

I got all my gear together, cards, pens, postcards, stamps, labels, washi tape and fun small items to delight and surprise in the mail.  I even got my list together for the month. It included some birthdays, Passover cards, long over due letters, and some just because notes.  That was the easy part.

Trying to write daily didn't work for me. Between work and travel and life in general, some days are not as you plan them to be and with all the best intentions, daily posting wasn't working. I found I had to do a grouping and that made it much easier.  So I found, much like journaling, I was able to schedule time once or twice a week that helped me have uninterrupted, quality time to write.

So what did I learn?

1. I have a ton of fun stationery and cards that I should definitely be using more and send into the world. What's the point of collecting if you don't use it right?

2. Making a list to stay organized was very helpful.  I plan on doing this at the beginning of each month and I hope I can stick to it.

3. Gathering all my "gear" (writing goodness) in one spot was most efficient instead of hunting and gathering for stamps here, cards over there and washi tape in a drawer, etc.

4.  I actually have written more cards and letters than 30 and it is only the middle of the month, so I will have exceeded my target.  I think this is because I did focused writing sessions and grouped "kinds" of correspondence:  birthdays, passover, thank you's, and regular letters. 

How is your letter writing campaign going and what have you learned so far?  We'd love to hear from you.  Good luck!

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