Sunday, October 3, 2010

September stats

Compared to my usual output, September was pretty pathetic. But I was busier than I ever imagined... for two weeks in a row, I saved all my mail 'til the end of the week and didn't even READ it for days, let alone write any.

So, the paltry roundup:



Total output

Yep, that was less than half of my August output. C'est la vie, I do my best.

I received 75 items in September. 18 of them were Postcrossing postcards, and 15 of the items I sent were Postcrossing postcards. (For once, I received more than I sent on Postcrossing, though I've still sent my usual 13 more than received.) There was only one day - a Tuesday - where I received no personal mail at all. At least, I think that is the case... there were multiple days when I didn't make it to my mailbox (that super-busy thing), and picked up many days' mail at once. So it's possible that there were more days when no new mail accumulated, but I don't have any way of knowing that.

My average - that's average, not guaranteed - response time is now 4 months. I'm still making it through some May items in my piles, and I'm well aware that it's now October. Oh well. Haven't I said before that I no longer have any pretense of catching up? I just write letters, as I can.

Prior monthly stats and commentary:
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April and March 2010


  1. Fifty-two? I wrote four pieces of mail in September. I think you beat me by a lot.

    'Course, you also received a ton more than I did. I kept thinking of your title "September Slammed" all month. "Slammed" is such a good word for how September hit.

  2. Wow that is amazing! It must be so much fun to check your mailbox everyday!

  3. Hello - found your blog today through searching....although i've been a postcrosser too :) for a little over a year, i've just discovered mailart and i am hooked!!! in the last couple of months i've also been discovering the forums on postcrossing (round robins, traveling notebooks) and that's been fun too! great blog!

    i've posted my first attempts here:

  4. Hang in there! The winter holidays will be here before you know it and you'll hopefully get a chance to relax for a while :) Meanwhile, hope you're having a nice fall in Newport. Try to sneak out and see the fall colors!

  5. What a divine blog. I started one in June of this year and I am only now searching for and discovering like-minded people/blogs. Amazing how many of us wish to brng back the art of letter writing. It is the very reason I started
    The Letter Writing Revolution. I am weiting a post this week about other letter writing blogs and will be sure to post a link to your blog. Keep up the good work.......
    Julie at
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