Thursday, December 20, 2012

I made the Letter Writers Alliance blog!


Well, color me tickled - I just happened to be bopping around to my favorite letter writing blogs, and saw a big old photo of me heading off a recent post on the fabulous Letter Writers Alliance (LWA) website. The post, Photos in front of mailboxes, came out yesterday, and touts a "call to arms" for LWA members to take photos of themselves in front of mailboxes. I love that idea. They used the photo of myself on my recent Postcards from Amsterdam post, which of course is not my favorite photo of myself, per se (I swear, my smile doesn't always look quite that cheesy), but I love that I'm wearing the LWA member bag.

I would certainly be tickled to see photos of other letter writers in front of mailboxes - who doesn't love a good mailbox photo? - and this is a great time for me to plug the Letter Writers Alliance as a fabulous organization. I didn't know they featured me on the post, so this is not one of those you-blog-me-and-I'll-blog-you tradeoffs that I find somewhat tiresome, though in the interest of full disclosure, I will say that I am a proud member of the LWA and have been for years.

Membership in the Letter Writers Alliance is very reasonably priced (I recommend getting the fine member stationery which comes with a free membership), and it is good for a lifetime so you never have to renew. The have all kinds of great little perks, like free goodies and downloads, and I just love the idea of supporting an official letter-writing organization of such quality and style.

8 comments:

  1. It's great that you are happy about it, because I am horrified that they didn't ask for permission to use your photo! It's, well, illegal.

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    1. Not at all. They linked back to my photo, gave me full credit, AND I posted the photo into the Letter Writers Alliance group on Flickr. They know me well and were totally above-board in using the photo.

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  2. Your readers might find this interesting. A vintage book on "How to Write Letters".
    http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/12/21/how-to-write-letters-1876/

    Thanks for your great blog. Enjoy the season!

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  3. I like that photo of you! I think your smile is not at all cheesy. It looks genuinely enthusiastic!

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