I've not had much luck keeping this blog going, so I am hijacking it for a brand new project. One that I hope I have no trouble at all keeping going because it involves a thousand, or so, postcards that are sitting around gathering dust and I'm allergic to dust.
For years I collected unwritten postcards. Envelope after envelope of the things arrived and I'd duly sort them into categories and file them away. A while back I looked at the huge collection and wondered why I ever thought collecting blank postcards would be fun. There is absolutely no connection to the person who sent them to me. So, I am seeking people worldwide to send my postcards to, who will write a message on the back, affix postage, and send the cards back to me.
I would like the postcards to come back from the country of origin, however I realize that may not be possible in all cases, so for some of the more exotic places, just having someone who has visited the site will work for me.
What does the sender get in return? Well, I can offer postcards from the US, or even just continuing correspondence as I love to write letters and postcards. So really, the sender is doing this to help with a grand project. And perhaps I'll turn this project into a book. Then the sender gets credit in print.
My online database of cards is viewable HERE. The database is not quite complete, but should be by week's end. And people who want to help can leave a comment with their address (if comfortable leaving that on a public space) or by emailing my gmail address, which is the same username as my blog, PostMuse.