Sunday, June 19, 2011

Walltype, anyone?

Through reading a swap partner's profile on Swap-bot, I just discovered a link to Walltype. It is apparently another postcard exchange website, similar to Sendsomething and Postcrossing... but different.

I've never even heard of it before today, but apparently this Swap-bot partner of mine is pretty active on it. I'm intrigued, and I'm very curious to check it out.

Has anyone else ever heard of or used Walltype?

16 comments:

  1. I have and tried to get a password and the site is totally messed up stay away from it !!!

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  2. How unfortunate, phonelady! I actually signed up with no problem, filled out a profile, and already sent a postcard to someone who messaged me within a couple of hours to say welcome to the site and how much she's enjoyed it. It seems pretty legit to me, but since the amount of personal information required is minimal (and certainly no more than I post on this very blog), I'm going to go ahead and give it a fair try. I'll keep folks here updated with my experiences.

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  3. I found Walltype from a mention on POSTCROSSING and from my Walltype participation, I found Swap-bot. It seems they all are linked to the love of postcard exchanges so, consequently, no matter what the order of discovery, one leads to the next, which leads to the next. Each site seems to have a personality of its own. I've enjoyed participating in all 3 sites, but that's not to say that there aren't things about all 3 that I'd do differently. Ultimately, though, I think the degree of involvement, in all three, is up to the participant.

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  4. I've never heard of it either. Thanks for the info. I think I'll check it out.

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  5. Kris - you're the swap-bot partner I referenced above! So thanks again for linking that on your profile, as you're the one who led me to the discovery.

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  6. OMG! I'm thrilled that I'll be receiving a postcard from the infamous blogger... Missive Maven! Pretty cool! Glad I was able to introduce you to a site you weren't familiar with. That's one of the reasons that I love blogs! I'm pretty sure that's how I learned about POSTCROSSING, initially! I'll be anxiously checking my mailbox, now! I feel the excitement building...I mean more than the usual daily excitement when I hear the sound of the mail truck!

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  7. Kris - you'll have a swap-bot postcard AND a package from me coming. ;-)

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  8. Hey Missive Maven -- you've been busy! Keep us posted on the new site.

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  9. I like the concept a lot. I'll be interested to hear how you like it.

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  10. Thanks for telling about wallpaper. A new site to fuel my addiction. I have just joined and sent out my first postcard. Somehow I managed to do it wrong, so I got two people to send too ...

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    1. IT'S WALLTYPE; NOT WALLPAPER AND I HAVE BEEN A PARTICIPANT NOW FOR A YEAR AND ALMOST 2 WEEKS AND I'M LOVIN IT ALONG WITH POISTCROSSING WHICH I HAVE BELONG TO FOR A YEAR AND 4 MONTHS. I HAVE EXCHANGED 500 + POSTCARDS ON WALLTYPE AND POSTCROSSING ALMOST 200 AND LOVE EVERY 1 I SEND AND RECEIVE.

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  11. Thank you, I joined! Oh dear, more postcards to torment the post office people with!

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  12. There are about five or six people who are absolutely addicted to Walltype. Consequently, nearly every time I visit Walltype, one of these folks is up next to receive a card. I've already sent them all cards, and continue to correspond with a couple of them, and they're all nice people -- but I look to places like Postcrossing and Walltype to correspond with *new* people. Postcrossing has the better model; Walltype has devolved into a private swap club.

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  13. Thanks to your comment here on your blog I signed up, so far everything seems good I did not get a welcome like yours but I have sent three cards so far so I am excited to see where and how it goes from here.

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  14. I joined Walltype a while back, and then went on a bit of a correspondence hiatus while job searching. I've been meaning to check back in, so this is the perfect reminder!

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