Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Intro post: Welcome to my blog! + Outgoing mail.

Hello everyone and welcome to my snail mail blog! After a long time thinking whether I should create a blog about my hobby or not, I have ultimately decided to give it a go. It was by no means an easy decision for me because I am aware of the fact I'm not great at writing. Besides, running a blog requires regularity if it comes to post writing and I'm not good at that, either. But you know what? Sometimes you have to challenge yourself, change your mindset and make a U-turn. I might be good at a lot of things but achieving those bigger and smaller successes required time and a lot of commitment. Same applies to developing your writing skills. I thought that I would never get any better at writing if I didn't train myself. This blog will make me connect something pleasant and beneficial together, right? So here I am, writing the first post on this freshly created blog!

On my Instagram (@rasmuser) I said I would publish the first post in mid-July because I thought that I would be able to use my boyfriend's camera and take better pictures then. Instead, I have decided to just work with whatever I have at the moment and make the best out of it. Maybe the quality of my pictures isn't a knockout but it's not too bad, either, methinks!

Why have I decided to make a blog about snail mail?

First of all, snail mail is one of the greatest hobbies of mine. I was obsessed with letters ever since I learned how to write. I used to collect a magazine about dogs when I was eight or nine years old, and on the last page of that magazine there were a bunch of pen pal ads. The age range of those people was various but the majority of them were kids, just like me! One day I grabbed a pen and a clean sheet of paper and began writing. The words started to flow... I wrote about my hobbies, interests, dislikes, animals, school - pretty much everything that came to my mind at the time. Writing my first serious letter felt amazing, and what was even better was when I received a response from the person I wrote to! I still remember that big, red envelope filled with stickers and messy 8-year old kid's handwriting. The memory brings a wide smile to my face 

It's always nice to brighten up your postbox with things other than bills and junk mail!

My name is Caroline and I am 21 years old. I still enjoy writing and receiving traditional letters. My attitude has never changed - I only got more mature and I write a bit differently but, other than that, everything's still the same. I enjoy quiet evenings (especially when it's autumn!) when I can light my favourite candle, make myself a large cup of tea, sit comfortably on my chair and begin writing a long, meaningful letter. Those are the best evenings for me. Of course, I get overwhelmed sometimes - I'm only human. I lose the enthusiasm for letter-writing but it always comes back. I feel bad when I let my pen pals wait too long for my response but I've made a promise to myself that I would improve that. Yesterday I replied to a letter I got back in January this year. It was send to me by the wonderful Ilga who lives in Germany. I'm sorry for taking so long to reply! 

Little snippets of the letter to Ilga:





Two days ago I also replied to my other pen pal's letter - Ruta's! I posted the letter yesterday so hopefully it'll reach you soon! Fly, fly away, all the way to Canada!


That would be it for this post. I hope my love for snail mail will inspire you in some way! Writing letters is incredibly beautiful and if you've never written one, you should! Find yourself a pen pal and feel the magic of the snail mail world! Cheers!

Caroline

13 comments:

  1. Kolejny piękny blog o naszym pięknym hobby - mam nadzieję, że zostaniesz tu na dłużej, bo już wiem, że z chęcią będę czytać (i oglądać zdjęcia Twoich cudowności ♥)!

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  2. I'm so, so, soooo in love with your blog, dear! It looks fantastic, and the colors make it a cosy and warm place in my eyes. I will come here gladly - be sure about that! It seems we have a common friend, because Ilga is also a dear friend of mine. I seriously love that girl ♡. You have such a beautiful and neat handwriting... It's a pleasure to look at it and read it, too. I wish you all the best and can't wait for more your posts!!!

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    1. Edii ♥ You are my greatest inspiration if it comes to snail mail ♥ ♥ ♥ I'm so happy you like my blog! Thank you for all the compliments! You warm my whole heart up!
      Ilga is a great friend, I agree! ♥ We've been pen palling for a long time now, although we don't write to each other that frequently.

      I can't wait to read more of your posts! I'm addicted to your blog and IG ♥ ♥ ♥
      Thank you for dropping me a comment xx

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    2. Dropping you a comment was a joy, actually :) I'm looking forward to all your blog posts, because you created a lovely place where plenty of inspirations can be found. ♡ Don't make me wait too long, hehe.
      I already added you to my favourites. :)

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    3. I really hope I will never lose inspiration and I will always come up with something new to write about on this blog ♥ People like you motivate me a lot. So thanks a bunch ♥ ♥ ♥ Your blog is also one of my favourites (if not the most favourite of all ♥ ♥ ♥) I'll try not to make people wait too long for my next blogposts :)

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  3. Hi,

    My name is Manon. I discover you blog thanks a friend. And I think he is nice, I thought it's a little like if I'm the writter of this blog.
    I have also a blog about snail mail is : manonspenpals.blogspot.fr/ . I invite to see him :)

    You can contact me via my blog or you can find my email on the blog too :)

    Have a good day

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  4. super, że chcesz podzielić się z innymi swoją pasją, miłego prowadzenia bloga! :)

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  5. It's always great to discover new penpalling blogs. I wish you lots of inspiration so that you feel motivated to post for a long time. I'm looking forward more posts from you. 😊

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  6. It's always great to discover new penpalling blogs. I wish you lots of inspiration so that you feel motivated to post for a long time. I'm looking forward more posts from you. 😊

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  7. It's always great to discover new penpalling blogs. I wish you lots of inspiration so that you feel motivated to post for a long time. I'm looking forward more posts from you. 😊

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  8. Ale ładny nagłówek! Bardzo mi się podoba :)
    Uwielbiam pisać listy, więc chętnie będę tu zaglądać i czytać o nowościach, a także oglądać zdjęcia.
    Powodzenia w prowadzeniu bloga :)
    Pozdrawiam,
    Kinga z https://kingway007.blogspot.com

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  9. I already love your blog and I really can't wait for everthing that's about to happen here. And of course the progress of my letter ;)

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