Diagonal Message

I’ll write diagonally if I’m sharing a quote or something similar - makes it easy to decorate around it. Usually, for “official” cards (not tag offer cards) I put a sticker across the height of the card where I’ll write the card ID, date, and indicate the weather, so I just end up writing the entire message in that direction (I’m also a lefty). Oh, and I often also use a different color for each paragraph, but haven’t done that lately.


What do you mean by the “height of the card?”

I’ll post an example in a moment…

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No rush! :heart:

I’m a lefty too! Do you smear the ink too?? haha

Not always! Actually, not most of the time; I trained myself to hold my wrist below the line of text when I was fairly young, because getting smudges of graphite on my hands annoyed me. :sweat_smile:

No smear with permanent inks in my case. There are lefty pens out there too! Here is an example of how I label and write on a postcard:


Oh okay! Thank you!!

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For how other people format their cards, look here: How do you format your postcard messages?

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It would be interesting! As long as it’s legible, it’s fine!

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I’ve never thought of doing this, but I might give it a try. My technique for fitting as much writing as possible onto a card is to use a really fine point pen (I use a 0.1mm fibre tip sketching pen) but I hadn’t thought about turning the card to try and get more in!


I’m very specific about my pens, so it never occurred to me to try a different one. Maybe I could find a pen that I like with a smaller tip. :face_with_monocle:

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No. Why would it be a problem?
I’ve written cards diagonally, upside down, or turned by 90 degrees, and it never occurred to me that this might constitute any problem for the reader :open_mouth:

Different story when you make reading more complicated - as I have occasionally done - by writing your text curled up like a snail’s house, or in mirrored writing… But then again, I wouldn’t mind receiving cards like that :slight_smile:


That would be fun :upside_down_face: I learned to write like that for some reason and sometimes still have problems to write s, 5, 2 etc with correct orientation, but have no trouble reading mirror writing.

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Well, actually reading mirrored writing should not be a problem for anyone… as long as they have a mirror.

And the easiest way to do mirrored writing is to do it with the other hand - the left hand if you’re right-handed, the right hand when you’re left-handed. In fact, on one occasion my reason for doing this was that my right hand was temporarily “out of service” :upside_down_face:

(Sorry goes off topic, I know.) Did you write everything in mirror writing then?

No, just one postcard or two.

If it’s more convenient for you, then personally I have nothing against it. But I would not like to have all my postcards in the album written in different directions. It does not look very aesthetically pleasing and makes it difficult to re-read :slightly_smiling_face: :upside_down_face: :crazy_face:

IDK I’m always worried things are gonna be a problem and they usually aren’t tbh. :sweat_smile:

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For some reason, I don’t like text being diagonally. But that’s just me. I just register the card and forget about it anyway.

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