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Incowrimo 2016

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#61 richila

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 14:20

I've been writing this month but since it's my first year, I'm not quite sure what I should be writing about. What do you guys write about? (Especially to strangers)

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#62 richila

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 20:31

Woo Hoo! All the envelopes for my notecards are addressed!!! I am using different ink for other stationery and one letter will be folded and wax sealed. I made a list of all my addresses according to what hobbies we share. So it will be a lot easier to decide what to talk about.

#63 sharonspens

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 01:06

Day 4. Mailed a letter each of the first three days and two postcards today. Trying to stay on track to mail something each day instead of several things at once. woo hoo to me! 

 

Richila, you are very organized!

 

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#64 AAAndrew

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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:10

I've got two to do tomorrow, but I suspect I'll catch up tomorrow and Saturday and maybe make a dent in next week.

 

Tonight my wife and I had homework from my son's fourth-grade teacher. She wants the parents to decorate their childrens' valentines card. The kids each made a card, and the parents are supposed to write something and decorate the card. My over-achieving wife went a bit over-board and we ended up writing haikus and I spent the whole night cutting out hearts and figuring out how to calligraph the haikus onto the small hearts while she decorated the card with bling. 

 

Tomorrow will be letter time. And Saturday. 



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Posted 05 February 2016 - 05:50

I'm in, on letter 10



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Posted 06 February 2016 - 18:52

I have 10 written and 8 mailed, so far. Best of all, I got my fist letter!

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Posted 06 February 2016 - 23:25

This is my first year, I know it's early in the month, but I've managed a letter a day.



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 01:56

I'm two behind at the moment. I was up all night jail guarding last night and planned on getting some letters done only to find out I didn't bring my stationary to write letters  :angry: . Looks like tomorrow after the Super Bowl will be the time to catch up . . . 



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Posted 07 February 2016 - 03:00

I'm now guessing that since it still hasn't been updated, it probably won't be...  :unsure:


The fp geeks site has a google doc. Going where you can put a bit of profile and address stuff on to get things rolling.
Look at recent posts, INCOWRIMO and I think the third page has a link.

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#70 sharonspens

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 03:49

Didn't mail anything today, obviously, since mail in the States doesn't go out on Sundays. However, I did write a couple of notecards during the Super Bowl, and they are sealed, stamped and ready to go tomorrow morning. I seem to be on track here at the end of Week 1!

 

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 17:19

Woo Hoo! I just finished off my first book of stamps! Three letters were International, so that helped a lot.

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Posted 08 February 2016 - 17:19

Woo Hoo! I just finished off my first book of stamps! Three letters were International, so that helped a lot.

Question : How do you decide who next to write?

Edited by richila, 08 February 2016 - 19:37.


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Posted 08 February 2016 - 20:42

Stick some names in a hat and pull one out?! 


I blog at http://correspondenc...blogspot.co.uk/ on correspondence and stamps and such. I also have a snailmail forum

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 04:22

Finished writing and addressing all my letters, but I need to buy more stamps so I'll hopefully get them all out tomorrow!
If anyone else would like to exchange addresses,I'd love to write you!

Edited by Alexandria_jae, 09 February 2016 - 04:22.


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Posted 09 February 2016 - 06:32

I had to write 4 on Sunday to get back on track. I got today's letter done. All have been mailed. Three were thank you notes to places I visited in 2014. The last was a letter to one of my regular pen pals.

I might write to friends I see regularly. I've tried to pique their interest in fountain pens. I gave them Pilot Varsity fountain pens. None have asked about FPs though. Still a letter to friends might be fun for them to receive. I think I'll text them to see if they have a black light. If so I can used Noodler's ghost blue "invisible" ink.

Edited because I typed o instead of I.

Edited by Misfit, 09 February 2016 - 06:36.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 07:22

I'm at 16 and three boxes that contained letters and ink samples.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 17:53

This is the first time I ever heard of InCoWriMo, and I wanted to try but have only done three letters so far. I would love a chance to write to anyone! I tend to do stream-of-consciousness babble in my letters, but would probably talk about pens, ink, or whatever else is on my mind. I have a whole sheet of stamps I haven't used in years, so I am ready.


I'll come up with something eventually.

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 18:00

This is the first time I ever heard of InCoWriMo, and I wanted to try but have only done three letters so far. I would love a chance to write to anyone! I tend to do stream-of-consciousness babble in my letters, but would probably talk about pens, ink, or whatever else is on my mind. I have a whole sheet of stamps I haven't used in years, so I am ready.

There are a bunch of people listed in this shared google spreadsheet  that was started from a thread on the FPGeeks forum.  I'm in there (gordyt) and will send reply letters to anyone who writes.



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Posted 09 February 2016 - 20:27

This is the first time I ever heard of InCoWriMo, and I wanted to try but have only done three letters so far. I would love a chance to write to anyone! I tend to do stream-of-consciousness babble in my letters, but would probably talk about pens, ink, or whatever else is on my mind. I have a whole sheet of stamps I haven't used in years, so I am ready.


Lol, the combination of fountain pens and multiple books of forever stamps that I haven't used made writing a letter a day very alluring.

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:04

There are a bunch of people listed in this shared google spreadsheet  that was started from a thread on the FPGeeks forum.  I'm in there (gordyt) and will send reply letters to anyone who writes.

Lovely! I did find that when I Googled for addresses, but wasn't sure if it would be acceptable to write to those people without being part of FPGeeks. I will take advantage of that list. :)


I'll come up with something eventually.





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