I’ve been curious about something since starting Postcrossing. While I know that the country you receive from or send to is due to many factors, I’ve been wondering if there are any trends that can be seen that can somewhat give a guesstimate as to when you might expect to send to/receive from certain rarer or more common countries. I’m wondering if the amount of time or the amount of postcards sent has any predictive effect.
For this, I think the following information will be needed:
- How many total you’ve sent and received (retrieved from your profile)
- The ranking (by number of sent postcards) of the most common country you’ve never sent to/received from, as well as the ranking of the rarest country you have sent to/received from. (retrieved from the stats at https://www.postcrossing.com/explore/countries)
- The date you joined Postcrossing
Below is my data (and feel free to copy/paste the table):
I suppose then I could take the data from people and use the magic of Excel to see if any trends develop!
Current Stats with 13 participants (27/nov):
Current conclusion: There seems to be a greater correlation when it comes to number sent/received, as opposed to when you joined the site, especially when it comes to getting more of the common countries.