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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Postcard Campaign - I put to my faithful followers



First off, I must thank The Cat and The Coffee Cup for my latest postcard! She got creative (probably inspired Jewels) to make postcards of her own. She used her own beautiful pictures to make her postcards. Love the personal touch!


Now, I have something I wish to put to my faithful followers of the Postcard Campaign. I have been thinking about this a lot lately, and I would like your opinion(s). I have been having issues in getting into contact with a few members of this "club" seeing as how it's their turn to send postcards. I had trouble for January - hence it's partly my fault for postcards being sent out late in the month because I suddenly had to scramble get in touch with people.

I fully understand life happens and sometimes blogging gets put on the back burner. It happens to us all. However, there are several people that are members of the "club" that haven't blogged anywhere from 1 month to over 6 months. One person has apparently deleted their blog and hasn't been replying to emails. There are also bloggers who have not done the "thank you" post that I ask we all do upon receiving the postcards - as a common courtesy.

 I did not make it a requirement to follow me to take part in the Campaign. Anyone who wished to take part was allowed in. However, I am now rethinking this strategy. I am considering sending out a mass email to those in the Postcard Campaign; if you email me back with a "yes, I want to remain in" then you're in. Easy as that. As long as you are a follower, and I will make sure to follow back. If I don't hear back from you within 7 days, I will take your name off the mailing list (or if you reply to email with "remove me from the list").

I do not wish to be the mean blogger who kicked nice people off the Campaign list simply because they could not reply due to life issues. I do not wish to be the mean blogger who said "you have to follow me". I do not wish to be the mean blogger who held the proverbial gun to your head to make you write a "thank you" post.

I simply want to ensure that we are all on the same page. That we are all taking equal part. I don't want to ask nice people to pay for international postage for people who are not pulling their weight, so to speak. If you've never sent international mail before, it gets spendy. And there are quite a few international addresses. Not to mention some of those addresses are like novels. 

So, I want your opinion, my wonderful Campaign members. Even if you're not, feel free to give your two cents worth. I don't want to make any drastic changes before I put it you guys. Here's a recap of what I'm thinking of:

~ Sending mass email to ensure participation.
~ Those that do not reply within 7 days are taken off the list. (I will however, keep the addresses in case they change their minds)
~ Make it a requirement for Postcard members to follow me, and I will follow back.
~ You must have a blog in order to participate (to make sure people get updates regarding the Campaign, etc.)

Please let me know what you think. Thank you so much for your participation - I am enjoying the postcards and the notes on them! Without you, this Campaign doesn't exist!

17 comments:

  1. I think it's only fair that there is full participation from everyone. I mean, isn't that the whole idea? Why sign up for something if you aren't going to follow through? Yes, life does get in the way sometimes; if that's the case than it's only considerate for people to let you know they can't participate as a result.

    Glad you like the postcard :-) Well, Jewel did inspire the idea - along with not being able to find any regular postcards around here.

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    1. I so badly want to keep it open for anyone, even if they don't have a blog. But you're right, the whole idea is equal participation.

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  2. I also agree with this. I understand that one might not be able to participate anymore for some reason - it's life - but it would be nice to at least tell you so if at all possible. So I think your strategy gives people the opportunity to do just that.

    The postcard looks lovely! I'm looking forward to receiving one as well! ^_^

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    1. I almost wish I had people sign a contract. lol However, this is all on the honor policy. It's always flawed. Thanks for your support.

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  3. I agree with everything you're wanting to do. Seems only fair to me. Like the other ladies have said life gets in the way sometimes, but ya know ya just gotta MAKE time or call it quits. I hope I've not been impossible to reach and though I didn't know I was posta do the thank you posts, I did them anyway and have "borrowed" your fun charlie brown and make a page on my blog for the whole event. I hope thats ok and so sorry for not asking first. I did notice the other day I'm not on your list of members on your postcard page! :)

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    1. I'm so sorry! I really do need to update that list! Don't worry, I'm not singling you out, there are others I need to put up there too. When I have time, I forget! lol I haven't tried reaching you yet, so, no you haven't been hard to reach! lol And it's totally cool that you made a page for the postcards - others have done it, too. Thanks for the support!

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  4. You da boss, J. You send, we reply.

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  5. I totally agree...I already sent mine but for future senders we should only be sending to people engaged in the process and responding. Send out the emails and we'll respond. I don't think it's too much to ask at all.

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    1. Thanks for the support, Jewels. I just hate having to crack down on people and wind up being the bad guy. But, I guess, sometimes you gotta do what ya gotta do.

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  6. What a very cool concept!

    Visiting via A to Z sign ups. :)

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    1. Thank you! And thanks so much for stopping by! :o)

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  7. Sounds only fair to me! I've yet to send mine and considering that all mine will be sent internationally I don't want to spend money on people who aren't that fussed on it.

    The only way I'll pull out is if it's too expensive to send mine. Hope everyone understands that.

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    1. I think for me, with domestic and international mail, the total was around $8 to $10 (don't know what that translates into your currency). It's not outrageous by any means, but still, that's $10 your shelling out, and if your sending to people who aren't going to participate in any way other than just receiving - that's a lot of money.

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    2. Tis probably around the same amount lol. But yeah, I'll happily send to those who are genuinely interested :)

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  8. I wanna play!! I sent you an email after I dug through and found out what you needed. I'm so excited. At least, I hope I'm worthy. :-)

    I don't think your rules are too much to ask at all. If they can't participate properly, then they shouldn't be in it just to get stuff.

    http://www.talkativetaurus.com

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    1. Of course you can play! Silly girl.

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