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World Letter Writing Day

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Swap Coordinator:Diariesofamum (contact)
Swap categories: Letters & Writing 
Number of people in swap:90
Type:Type 2: Flat mail
Last day to signup/drop:August 27, 2018
Date items must be sent by:September 1, 2018
Number of swap partners:2

On Sept 1st it is world letter writing day, so i thought it would be a great idea to set up a swap so on the 1st sep we all write 2 letters and send them. It could spark a new pen pal relationship or it could be a one off letter.

All Letters must be handwritten and be at least 2 a5 pages long.

There is no set subject to discuss but be sure to look at your partners profile and find out what there interests are.

Only filled out profiles will be accepted but otherwise the swap is open to all.

I will angel should this be required.


Bhindblueeyes 07/24/2018 #

I like the concept, but with no rating requirements, I see this being a giant flaker fest. There are already a lot of problematic swappers signed up so I'm inclined to stop watching :-/

Gabrielle 07/27/2018 #

I really like the idea of this swap, but I have arthritis and have had surgery on both hands, and I cannot write this much without great difficulty and less than legible handwriting. I would love to join, and I promise to use a handwriting font, so I hope you could make an exception for me, and anyone else with a similar problem.

Diariesofamum 07/31/2018 #

Bhindblueeyes I will be going through and checking profiles in detail and will remove any recurring flakers

Gabrielle An exception happily made please just explain this in your letters to your partners too

Gabrielle 07/31/2018 #

Thanks for the exception! I really like writing letters, just not physically writing them! Happy swapping.

AMDteachnskate 08/ 2/2018 #

I signed up, but as a newbie I'm expecting to get tossed out right away. :) But I'll live in hope and hit "join" anyway!

Hugsie86 08/ 2/2018 #

@AMDteachnskate If you ever get tossed and want a new pen pal, send me a Swap-Bot message. I looked at your profile and we seem to have many things in common :-)

AMDteachnskate 08/ 3/2018 #

@Hugsie86 - will do! Thanks! I got tossed out of my very first swap I signed up for. It even said "newbies welcome" which I have learned is a lie with most of these swaps. So I assume I'll get tossed out of most that are more than postcards. But yes, if (when) I get my rejection email from this one (LOL) I'll send you a message and if you'd be agreeable I'd like to swap letters!

Diariesofamum 08/ 5/2018 #

@AMDteachnskate ypou will not be getting kicked out , you have a well filled out profile and positive feedback so far and are have logged on recently so you tick all 3 of what i look for :)

AMDteachnskate 08/ 6/2018 #

@diariesofamum - thank you! I had hopped out to be able to sign up for a few more that had recent due dates. But I'm signing back into this one. I actually just completely a letter writing swap for newbies and it was terrific! I got use my type writer, which is a treat!

marles 08/12/2018 #

What size paper is A5?

USAFwife 08/13/2018 #

A5 paper is roughly 5x8, correct?

VivaLaDiane 08/14/2018 #

@mznk was also @mznavi and a few other profiles. This is against SB rules. I'd recommend removing the user.

shinyserra 08/15/2018 #

Can we write the letters sooner than sept 1st?

CraftyChristina 08/17/2018 #

I am also a newbie hoping to not get bounced ( although I have not gotten tossed from any swaps this far) . I have completed swaps but still waiting on ratings. I'm a pen pal -we already, but this swap sounds like a fun way to connect to new people. Happy to join in!

CraftyChristina 08/17/2018 #

*thus far

VivaLaDiane 08/23/2018 #

@tragicbeauty84 is the double profile of @cjcassell . This isn't allowed on Swapbot and I'm reporting this to admin so you may want to remove this swapper as they're breaking the rules and will be suspended. Thanks!

NRGordon 08/23/2018 #

Someone commented, in part "There are already a lot of problematic swappers signed up...". I'm pretty new here and am curious... How does one see who has already signed up for a swap if she is not the Coordinator, which this person does not seem to be?

EmilyT 08/23/2018 #

@NRGordon if you join the swap then in the upper right box you can click on view participants. There you can do a quick check on all of their rating scores and click on them individually to view profiles. Many of us do this so that we can see if a swap seems safe or pleasant to us or if we suspect there will be issues. You can always move back to watchlist if needed or drop it entirely before the sign up is due.

Diariesofamum 08/25/2018 #

Hi all over the next 24 hours or so i will be going through all the profiles carefully and removing users, if there is any you have concerns over feel free to pop me a message

HannahsMommy07 08/27/2018 #

I am back on track with all my swaps and no recent negatives... if yu want to know what happened let me know it is also on my profile!

Sandy1969 08/27/2018 #

Hi, I am newbie here. But i really loved letter writing and enjoying it very much.

MNJoviGirl 08/27/2018 #

I joined and reviewed the participants, sadly I have to bow out (before partners are assigned) as I can't control who is assigned to me and such they is some swappers I refuse to swap with involved. I am open to new pen pals and private swaps if some are open to this. Feel free to message me.


pamgladish 08/28/2018 #

When will partners be assigned?

Babytreese 08/28/2018 #

Congratulations @Diariesofamum ! So many participants! Here's wishing you a successful swap!

Diariesofamum 08/29/2018 #

Hi all partners now assigned, sorry for delay it has taken a while to go through all profiles, every still in has met the requirements i set in the post, sorry for anyone not happy with that but i wanted it to be open to lots of people to celebrate world letter writing day.

I have already said i will angel if required so please get in touch in a couple of weeks if both letters haven't arrived

VivaLaDiane 08/29/2018 #

@teambigdog is a double profiler.

CraftyChristina 08/29/2018 #

September 1 is a Saturday...do they have to be POSTMARKED on the first? Our post office closes at noon on Saturdays.

Diariesofamum 08/30/2018 #

Oh sorry don't worry if not postmarked the 1st before or just after is ok too

CraftyChristina 08/31/2018 #

Ok thank you...now I don't have to get up at the crack of dawn on a Saturday lol

dandilion 09/ 8/2018 #

Any of the letters have arrived?

dandilion 09/ 8/2018 #

Any of the letters have arrived?

Shannoneke 09/12/2018 #

I received both of mine @dandelion but both mine came from relatively close. I expect it will take up to a few weeks for some to arrive if sending abroad.

Shannoneke 09/12/2018 #
dandilion 09/12/2018 #

The letter i sent abroud has already arrived. Its the letter within the Netherlands im concerned about.

blkwlf 10/10/2018 #

I sent. I recieved.. I rated both the letters I got, however.. it seems neither of my sent letters reached their destinations to the US.. and neither a response in message to those I sent out to. I feel rather disappointed here.. it's sad to say the least.

MisplacedfromPA 11/ 2/2018 #

I got rated for 1 letter I mailed. The other, unrated yet the participator has been off line since Sept 11. I also have not gotten either of my 2 letters from assigned partners. Sent them each a note of this. Happy that 1 partner got back to me to advise she has resent. The other one never read my message Oct 7, so today I must rate her a 1. So disappointing.

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