Daily Archive for September 11th, 2010

This is what ~100 postcards from NYC looks like. Did you get yours?!

People think that since I’m a blogger/social media fiend that I’m one
of those "digital only" people. Actually, it couldn’t be farther from
the truth. I love pens, paper, and getting/sending things via snail
mail. (Thanks to my friends who send me postcards on their travels,

So when I travel, I take the time, energy, and money to go buy
postcards and postage to send notes out to my family and friends.
Sometimes this can be really expensive– like when we went to Italy,
the cost of postage for each postcard was equivalent to over a dollar
each! Sometimes I have to search far and wide to buy postcards in
bulk; a lot of places don’t sell them anymore– and often people think
I’m crazy when I walk out of a place with over 100 postcards.

In general, I don’t personally believe in mass mailing lists– except
for a small list of my family members, I don’t even keep email lists
myself. (So when you receive an email from me, I personally type your
email address into the message.) And although I do use mailing labels
to speed up the postcard process– I (or Yoshi) personally handwrite
the messages to every postcard recipient. [We HAVE talked about
getting a stamp made for that, though! And we have thought about
using a service like ShootIt.com to send out postcards of photos we
took, as well. What do you think? Yay/nay?]

My list of postcard friends tend to be my family, friends, and even
some online folks that I’ve never met in person. Some of these folks
I talk to or see often; some only hear from me when I send postcards–
but if you receive a postcard from me, it means I think you’re

I recently found out that a good number of the folks on my list
HAVEN’T been receiving their postcards because I had their old
addresses, so if you received yours, let me know so that I know your
address is correct. If you don’t want me to send them anymore, let me
know that too. And most importantly, if you’re no longer receiving my
cards, please leave a comment so I can email you back and get your new



PS – My signature below is in support of East West Players, the
nation’s premier Asian American theatre.  I am honored to sit on their
Board of Directors.
Please help East West Players and the Consortium of Asian American
Theater and Artists (CAATA) win *a quarter of a million dollars* in
the Pepsi Refresh Everything grant competition!

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