Friday, July 2, 2010

June stats

In continuing the outgoing stats listing, here's my June output:

Letters
46

Postcards
37

Total out
83

I recently mused on whether or not I should post incoming stats. I am still on the fence about this, and I am certainly not going to keep a regular count of how many letters and postcards are in my infamous "pile." (That would be the Needs Response pile, that is.) Out of curiosity, though, I did check my records (I keep this in a notebook, just for me, of what postal items I receive each day, from whom, from where, and date postmarked), and although I did not take the time to count which were letters and which were postcards (I can tell you there were more letters than postcards, but not precisely how many), I can report that I received a total of 79 items in June. So... I just barely put out more than I received! Hooray! Postcrossing postcards do skew these statistics a bit, especially since they do not generally receive mail responses either way, but since Postcrossing just sent their own handy stats report, I know that I sent 18 Postcrossing postcards in June and received 15.

I think, for now, I will not post a running tally of incoming, the way that I do with outgoing, but perhaps I will list the total incoming once the month is wrapped up, the way I have done this month. Or maybe I won't. We'll see.

Past months:
May 2010 stats
April and March 2010 stats

Oh! I totally forgot to mention, also, that I am super-duper psyched that I've hit 200+ blog followers now. ZOWIE! Thanks so much, everybody!!

3 comments:

  1. i like the monthly tally and I think "Mail received" sounds more bearable than "needs response pile." Have a good weekend!

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  2. Well done on the outgoing! Very impressive! My outgoing seems very meagre in comparison! I was also apprehensive about putting up a tally of my incoming mail (it seemed like it could be seen as being boastful, but I definitely don't intend for it to be that way - or comparing it to my outgoing, I'd look slack!), but decided that it would be a good way for me to keep track at least. I have had good feedback from doing it also, people seem to be curious. I know I haven't said it in a long time, but your blog is still one of my very favourites :D Just thought I'd make sure you knew, ha.

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  3. Thanks so much, Bianca!

    Felicity, "mail received" is an entirely different entity than "needs response pile," unfortunately. The NR pile is much bigger than mail received, because it's tricked over from previous months, though not all mail (like postcrossing postcards) needs a response... whew!

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