Friday, August 26, 2022

Exploring new communities for postcard sharing

Unafraid to explore the rabbit holes on the internet has led to some more enjoyable adventures in Postcards. Reddit has a vibrant community of people who actively look to send cards to random, unknown recipients. They have a Subreddit called r/RandomActsofCards, aka r/RAoC.  A formula to post or offer cards or respond to those who offer. Honestly, I still am not listed as a flaired member, and the unique expressions they use I'm not 100% clear on. But the ABUNDANCE of wonderful people who love to send and receive cards, without importance of whom they arrive upon, is incredible.  It was here, I found a thoughtful and gracious post for an offer to send cards out to people that may want only what the sender had available.  This offer made a post to offer and set up a quick form on Google to make it easy to receive the information to send out cards.  It was u/amonstershere who taught me how to start this adventure on r/RAoC.  So here is the surprise of a card from Charlie, and The card going out that I'll be sending out back to the other side of the Atlantic.  

Thank You!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

PostFun is another way to share.

Exploring all the different avenues when traveling is pretty normal for the adventurous family we come from.  Tales of a touch of gypsy blood, and many destinations to have crossed our path. Now with less travel time, my virtual adventures have been learning how to fit into the deltiology community, exploring all the avenues technology combines with snail mail. 
A random search in Google Play Store, [I'm always putting the keyword postcard into any search bar I can find]  just to see what might come up. I think I was looking for a postcrossing app without any luck, so It was time to shorten the query down to just “post.” or “postcard”.
Finding PostFun was an exciting day for me. The realization that there are other postcard exchange communities has put me in a whirlwind to find more and document as many as possible.  It's the inspiration for building a resource page, and maybe onto a database, so that others can easily find places to look for postcard art, postcard swaps, any and everything postcard, old and new.  
I must admit, our family is getting swept up in the rush of discovering everything postcard.  Hope you are enjoying the travels you take with postcards as well. 

These are some of my latest Sends and Receives from PostFun App.

First Received Card

Note they use a postcard ID which is fun to register when received.

Somewhere I left the Photo side, I cannot find it. Maybe L will scan it in the comments

Maybe She knew what was coming in the post?

Not all of them arrive.

One of the things, from this point on, I've been working on and refining a logo signal for my Mobile Media Mania business. Here next to the Hola Hola ๐Ÿ‘‹  we can watch the progression of the Swan Palm Wave.  Lakeland is known as Swan City from the Swans that were gifted from the Queen. I thought it would be cool to fashion it like a swan waving hello, or hola like I always do online.  

There were quite a few of the WDW Empress Lily that were sent on these PostFun cards. It's been a challenge to figure out how to share them and use them up without becoming a nuisance with the repetition of them.  Fortunately, there is a lovely local artist that is also selling postcards. More about her art in another episode.  LKLDlense definitely has an eye, and shows off the most beautiful aspects of Lakeland.

More Swans here

Lakeland is also famous for the Southgate Arch. One of the early Publix locations began here as well. This is hallowed grown in Lakeland.  Several of these precious Southgate photograph postcards have passed through the snailmail. There are various more waiting to find a new home.  

Hopefully, these brief stories encourage you to take a moment, put a stamp and address on a postcard to send it off.  If you struggle to find someone to send it to, Postfun is very enjoyable postcard fun.

Tell me what you think of it's first version?


Friday, August 12, 2022

Postcarding adventures with #WBEspace

Hola, Hola, ๐Ÿ‘‹
Recently, in my ✿ Indie Maker ✿ journey, I reached out to find a community. It was time to be surrounded with people of like mind, who were eager to talk about bootstrapping their way to success. Whatever success looks like for a person, it's valuable to have support during the adventure. Postcards call to me, so I joined a postcard club. Entrepreneurial endeavors call to me, so it was time to be around entrepreneurs, in all stages of achievement. These fellow entrepreneurs are part of a community called “Wannabe Entrepreneur” of which I am a proud member.
Wannabe Entrepreneur

Within the paid community are startup founders, indie hackers, or as you would call them “people” with all different kinds of projects with the same goals. We build projects to help the world be a better place, and hopefully make money to thrive while doing it. It's a wonderful group of people, who are actively checking in to support or give feedback when asked for it. Makers are so generous with their time and resources.

Within the community, I've met another postcard lover from the other side of the world. She has been so gracious to exchange postcards from her travels. I appreciate so very much this series of lively interchanges of poetry and pictures. Luise has been a dynamic part of the WannaBe Entrepreneur Space and Podcast.

Consider yourself encouraged to strike up conversations about postcards anywhere you enjoy visiting with people. Postcard lovers are everywhere. All the more reason to get to sending more. Enjoy!

Just a personal note to Luise, Thank you so much for the postcards and poem. I love all the views of the greatest places in the world. So glad you thought of me, sending a postcard from your trip to Spain. It's an incredible experience being postcard pen pals, as well as the community. Your episode on WannaBe Entrepreneur Podcast is my favorite when you take over the podcast with Wolfy, phenomenal.


Friday, August 5, 2022

๐Ÿ“ฎ Postcrossing encounters unlock happiness๐Ÿ“ฎ

    Trying to catch my breath on the changes the world throws our way. A good surprise postcard will help set things straight or put the universe back into motion.  J from TX helped me through a tough time. A nice hello and update on the 4 legged kids.  All is well in the postcard passing world.  Take some time and register on Postcrossing.๐Ÿ“ฎ No pressure, just friendly postcards to new friends all over the world, at snailmail speed.


Postcard Fair Cards

Note Back to J in TX

Good Day redbubble artist @BreathAliento

Good Day redbubble artist @BreathAliento

Our journey is just beginning, many other postcrossing members have been sharing for a very long time. I encourage you to join a world ๐Ÿ—บ of postcard loves. 


Thank you J from TX.  I love TX too!  Lovely stamps, adorable sticker to make a person smile. Most favorite thing is a website to look for new postcards to share.  Going to go check out the site where J's card was made.  If I'm able to find some great cards and easily purchase them, I will list them on the resources page.  It's hopeful to build the resource page quickly with many postcard options.  Check back often to see the updates.  Also check back to see when J mails off another postcard. ๐Ÿ˜