Thursday, February 2, 2012

Postcrossing: I achieved my top 200 goal!

I made the top 200!

I've been nursing a silly little goal for a while now, and I finally achieved it: I have made the top 200 Postcrossing senders in the USA (by sent number, not by distance yet).

There are a LOT of high-volume Postcrossers in the USA, so this is a happy achievement for me. It's a little discouraging when I send to or receive from a user in another country who's sent fewer postcards than I have but is in their own country's top 10 or top 50... but really, why am I so competitive?

Anyway, January was a fun month for Postcrossing.

Incidentally, yet another new-to-mail-and-mail-blogging enthusiast has declared this month - February 2012 - a month of letters. She's getting some killer publicity (the Guardian??) and has a lovely website and Twitter feed. I'm participating by default - I pretty much send a piece of mail every day - but do check out Lettermo.com.

12 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I am 755th. LOL. How are you feeling about spending $1.05 per postcard now? It's turning into an expensive hobby!

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  2. Congratulations! I didn't even check my stats because I am new to Postcrossing -- thanks to your blog. :-)

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  3. Congrats!! I'm very happy for you, I'm at 1718th!! lol!

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  4. Congratulations! Achieving little goals keeps life exciting, doesn't it? :)

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  5. Cograts I don't ever look at that but will now. I was bad in January, but thanks for pointing out lettermo.com I joined and this will force me to send postcards and other letters that I've let go.

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  6. Congrats! That is a huge accomplishment. Now time to get in top 100!

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  7. Thanks, all!

    Bev - yes, it's a price hike, but we in the USA still have one of the best values for international mail service out there. I'll pay it.

    mont - yep, top 100 is the next goal. I think that will take many hundreds more postcards, though!

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  8. I just need to get a hold of the new stamps. I have resisted sending or signing up for international due to lacking stamps. I don't want to plow through my forever stamps on overseas postcards.

    I sent out 72 cards this week all first class post (over sized cards). Put a dent in the budget :)

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  9. Congratulations! I'm scaling back on international postcards. I'd rather spend the money on a lovely letter. Goals are great things. I probably need more in my life. :)

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  10. Congratulations! While I love the official side of Postcrossing, I tend to send/receive much more on the forum side in the RR's.
    http://mailboxhappiness.blogspot.com/

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  11. Wow! That is incredibly impressive! I can hardly manage my occasional correspondence with overseas relatives.
    negirl

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  12. Well done! That's a pretty good achievement. I'm hoping to have sent up to 100 cards this year. So far, I've sent 72 with 10 travelling, so I think I'll make it!

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