Like many ideas I’ve shared on Sincerely Kate since its conception in September of 2012, the first half of this year is behind us. It may not be a new year, but having half of 2016 ahead has me thinking it’s time to shake things up a bit here once again. “Needing” is probably more accurate. As much as I don’t miss the obsessive schedule I had before, only having mail calls along with sporadic Wonderland-friendly posts is not something I ever wanted SK to become. To remedy this, even if it’s just for my own peace of mind, I will now make myself blog on the first and third Wednesdays of every month in addition to what I was doing before.
While this is, in fact, my first post via this new schedule, rather than talk about something fresh, I want to address some old business– the loose ends that are blog posts past.
I was once a rather active member of Postcrossing. I got in the habit of sending a postcard every time I didn’t receive something of my own, and once I’d get 50 I’d have posts like this. Eventually though, I started liking sending postcards way more than getting them, so much so the Postcard Posse was born. I never meant for the posse to replace Postcrossing, but that’s what happened, and honestly I don’t regret it at all.
When I was a member of the League of Extraordinary Pen Pals, I was constantly exposed to LaPapierre stationery. Though I bought many a kind myself via Etsy, back in December I got the subscription service for Christmas. I had every intention of posting what I got when I got it, but not only did I get pretty lazy pretty fast, I wound up cancelling my subscription a few months ago. Sure, some of the designs are awesome, but ultimately I’d rather spend money on something I know I like rather than getting surprised for $120 a year.
Once upon a time I decided to take a list of 100 themes from DeviantArt and make happy mail revolving around each of them. I made a big dent, getting to 40 according to this, but the chances of me finishing it are slim to none. When I made the last few, I was only making ’em for Allison and Othella, and the latter and I don’t send each other much of anything anymore. I’m sure Allison would still be up for getting them, but since she’s happy getting anything from me, I’m not going to sweat it.
#4: Katerz the Trader.
Though this never blossomed into a series, that was my intention. Making ATCs makes me happy, whether they’re for themes via Little Cards or for personal trades. Documenting every little one, though? Not so much. I do hope to get better about sharing the sets from Little Cards on this blog of mine, but the cards I make for kicks and giggles likely will just give their recipients a kick from now on.
And now that I got all that out of my system, we can definitely start fresh here, I think! Thanks for putting up with me and all the unwanted leftovers in the proverbial fridge.
Sincerely, Kate ~!~