I love this idea!
Prompt: How did you celebrate your last birthday? Or what would your perfect birthday look like?
What’s your favourite day of the year, and why?
2 truths and a lie about yourself. When I register the card, I’ll guess which is the lie.
A boring fact(s) about you.
What do you normally write about on your postcards? I am 63 and I am getting better at writing smaller!
What is on your grocery list?
I normaly prefer not to boring everybody with my family (slightly disabled person, caring about heavy disabled mum). I got an addresse of the girl, whose town’s name sounds like “Old Frost” in Latvian. I told that. On card there were our swan sculptures in park, looking a bit like “brontosaurs”. I explained why there are those swans.
I keep the card with the castle, where an Italian writter Lampedusa wrote “Gepard”- I keep that card for some Italian i future…
Something likte that. Individual and exclusive every time.
My first 5 cards are badly and boring written because I didn’t know then about, how it works at all. I will not do that again.
Those sound like perfectly fine things to write about to me. I’ve only received 14 cards but there’s been quite a variety of messages and I can’t say that any have been “right” or “wrong”, just different.
On my profile, I ask to write me about last thing that make you smile and, thanks to that, on almost every postcard I can read a little story about someone’s day or something that has happened. I really enjoy reading it and I hope that it makes smile me and the sender
I like to write about something related to the postcard - describe what’s on the picture, where I bought it, write a legend (for example, when I send a postcard from Kraków, where I currently live, I often tell the legend of the Wawel dragon). Usually, the addressees were satisfied and wrote me long return messages that I really liked
Here is what I visualize when thinking about it:
- Random suggestions when we are checking the addresses that were given to us.
- Random suggestions appearing more often throughout the website
- a tab or a sub-tab on the Help or Explore tab on the website with a list of suggestions
- a button that will give us a random suggestion when clicked
- When I say “random”, I mostly mean in the way they appear. I still like the idea of the community offering specific interesting suggestions;
- I think that it would be nice to have more than one monthly suggestion. In my perspective the best way to offer some diversity would be having a little list that would vary every month;
- I know that it’s not as easy to implement this buttons and things as it is for me to visualize them. Just trying my luck out here!
The 10 Questions and Tea Tag has some great ideas for what to write in your cards.
This website is an entire website full of questions to ask/answer: https://conversationstartersworld.com/
Here’s a Question and Answer Tag that has some great ideas for what to write.
I like hearing about different phrases/idioms/sayings in different languages!
Lovely idea, but I wouldn’t feel comfortable sharing that with a complete stranger
Lol…there’s always one in the neighborhood
Poets & Writers Magazine has a section called The Time is Now that has writing prompts and exercises. You can find it at this link: https://www.pw.org/writing-prompts-exercises You can also sign up for a weekly prompt via e-mail. They have prompts for poetry, fiction and non-fiction. There are wonderful ideas.
A recent prompt encouraged you to choose a word where the “first known use” occurred at a significant turning point or significant event in your life and write a poem about it. You can do that by using the Merriam-Webster’s Time Traveler tool at www.merriam-webster.com/time-traveler. Alt-rock was first used in 1982!
Hope this helps if you have postcard writers block!
This is such a neat idea! I immediately looked up 1982 as well (my birth year) and was surprised to see tiramisu mentioned as making its debut that year… who knew?
Oh I like the favorite mug prompt…because all my mugs have stories
I love this. In 1968, the first occurrence of the word Bougie-as an adjective.