Let's Get Organized!
Do you find that it is difficult to keep track of your correspondence? I have found several letters that I have not replied to, much to my chagrin! My goal is to find any unanswered letter and get off a good reply, and hopefully be restored to their good graces, before 2015 hits! But what can I do to keep track of my letter writing and be more responsible? I am a PAPER person. Is that any wonder? I love letter writing, post cards, swaps...I love tangible things. Sure. I use my iphone for some items...but I am finding that it JUST DOESN'T WORK for me. So I decided to go real old school,,, a ledger. Yep, it isn't pretty, but maybe I can pretty it up sometime.
Right now I have divided up my ledger into the following categories: General: Incoming/Outgoing. I have devised a rather primitive key...
Lots of incoming on this page...mainly CC (Christmas Cards!)
This is my PostCrossing category. It is nice to see what cards I have sent and received. Also helps to see if I have registered the cards.
I recently joined Swap Bot! I am working on getting a good rating score, so I need to be extra diligent on following through on my swaps. So far...so good.
Another category I have started is my 50 State Post Card exchange for my Geography class. I have received a few cards, but haven't sent any because I still have not received the list of addresses. I have contacted the coordinator , but to no avail. I will persist!
There are other systems out there, one that Mrs Murphy's Mailbox Magic had that utilized a card file system, but I can not find it on her site anymore, perhaps you can find it elsewhere. It might be a system that suits you better than a ledger system. Or computer systems...excel? Use what works! I will try to give you an update from time to time. Of course systems only work , if they are used. What do you use to keep track of your pen pals, and other letter writing correspondence?
Write Often....and stay organized! ;-)
1/2/15 Update on Mr. Ledger...He got prettied up! Quite an improvement, wouldn't you say?