About

Hi,

My name is Sarah! – What’s yours?
I am quirky twenty-somethin’ girl, hailin’ from a small town in northern Germany, trying to find her place in this world.

I’m an avid reader and you will rarely meet me without a book. Besides reading, I also enjoy writing a lot. I haven’t published anything or created something that would be worth mentioning but someday I will – the keyword being someday here. Being a small-town-girl I love to be outside, especially when I can spend time with the horse I lease at a local riding-school. Now add a chronic case of wanderlust and a huge dosis of curiosity to the mix, and you pretty much have a rough draft of who I am.


“Why not blog?”
My love for writing, other countries and cultures eventually led me to join Postcrossing. There I am known as the Mailmonster; just click on my name and you can get to my profile. I think it is one of the coolest projects ever. Broadening your horizon has never been easier :). And my participation in it has finally led me to start this blog.


My systematical approach to blogging: How I blog
When I seriously began thinking about starting this blog I knew I didn’t want a cluster of formal, impersonal and sterile reports and reviews.

I wanted to create something personal, something like a diary, but also preserve the openness and accessibility of a modern blog.
The solution: POSTCARDS! I love to write and receive them. I think most people do. Just like a good blog post they convey the most important information in a few sentences. Combined with an image – we all know the proverb: “A picture is worth a thousand words” – a postcard is able to catch your attention – literally – in the blink of an eye!
Exactly what I wanted my blog posts to be like: Short, flashy and individual – yes, I am aiming quite high. Doing it that way also allows me to stay as true to my initial reason for blogging as possible: Sharing postcard-sized chunks of my life with you in connection to my mail art and Postcrossing adventures.

Life is rarely systematical…
… but I want my blog about it to be. To get to the point, in general I’ll try to stick to these three categories:

# 1
POSTCROSSING
Of course I want to share with you my postcrossing-cards and spread the passion for handwritten messages sent by good ol’ snail mail.

# 2
MAIL ART / ART / PHOTOGRAPHY
I also want to share my creativity with you, drawings, paintings, collages but especially my Mail Art. All orther things concerning art will go here as well, like pretty photographs I’ve taken with my camera: A Canon EOS 20D, that has been given to me by my American host-dad Dave. *Thank you so much again, I am still thrilled* The big camera also has a “little sister”, a Canon PowerShot SX200 IS that I often use too.

#3
WHATEVER…
…else I think needs to be shared with the world 😛

So, now it’s your turn: Go browse through my site. Have fun. Comment. Tell me who YOU are. Do you blog? Do you “postcross”?

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22 responses to “About

  1. HI!! I finally had a chance to look at your blog and really start reading – I LOVE IT! I’ve never heard of post-crossing before but it sounds amazing and like a TON of fun – I’m gonna look into it more. 🙂 Thank you for all the fun posts, I’m looking forward to reading more!
    ❤ ani

  2. psalmboxkey

    Good blogging ideas . . . like the idea of informality on a blog. I tend to be somewhat academic but actually prefer a casual writing approach.

    • Thank you!

      Thanks for your comment AND for following!!!

      Sometimes the academic sneaks into my writing too – I blame the educational system for it : P – mostly I tend to be over-explanatory, even though what I blog about is self-explanatory stuff for the most part. And in general I think it is easier on the reader when I keep to a more “informal” and “casual” style of writing.

  3. Hey Sarah, thanks for the follow. What a great blog you have! I will have to look into Postcrossing. It seems like a lot of fun. It would also be nice to receive something other than bills all of the time. 🙂

    Looking forward to more of your posts!

    • Oh no, I have to thank you
      1) for having such a sweet blog yourself
      2) for the comment
      and
      3) for following my blog ; )
      And yes, receiving something besides bills and tons of commerical flyers is great. I don’t really know what it is with postcards but I always have to smile when I find one in my mailbox, no matter who the sender is or where his/her home is on our pretty blue planet!

  4. Thank you for following. I’m really glad you did or I never would have heard of Postcrossing! Its sounds brilliant 😀

    • Same to you, I can’t wait to catch up reading on your blog. I love all the little drawings and doodles you’ve posted – keep up the good work!

      It’s nice to know that I was able to show you something new. I’ve only been “postcrossing” for a couple months but I can assure you that it’s one of the most honest and exciting mail-projects out there.

      So…
      IT IS BRILLIANT 😀

      • Thank you very much, I’m just getting the hang of blogging. Its so nice chatting about each others work with people from all over the world 😀 I’ll keep you “posted” (bad joke! :p ) about any postcrossing adventures.

  5. Thanks for sharing you work 🙂 I thought you should have the Sunshine Award!
    http://winloseordraw.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/sunshine-award/

  6. OléVolta

    Awesome blog!! I love postcards 😀 I will definitely check out Postcrossing – seems so interesting! 😀

    • Thank you for your kind words! It’s so encouraging to get positive feedback from other bloggers 🙂 And Postcrossing is so much fun… I just received another postcard from Poland yesterday. Postcrossing definitely turned my mailbox into a surprisebox 😀 It’s great; I love it!

      • OléVolta

        Fantastic! I love finding cool people on here! Keep up with this project, I’m certain that it will grow into something extraordinary!

  7. This is magnificent. You’ve opened up a new world for me. Thank you!

    • Thank you for the compliment. It’s great to know that what I share here with the world makes a difference to some people, shows them something new and wonderful and brightens their day 🙂

      Your blog is very nice too. I love all the postcards you are sharing!

  8. I think this is a lovely idea, and it’s wonderful to know that there are lots of people out there who are still sending postcards, real ones, hand written with stamps on. I enjoy sending and receiving postcards but I know very few people who still do it. It’s great that you’re doing the blog as well as the postcards, and bringing postcrossing to a wider audience.

    • Thanks. I try very hard to keep both sides of my little project here up and running. Sometimes it can get very difficult to be at work every day, write postcards, reply to mail art swaps and calls and also keep the blog semi-updated. I hope I can get some more posts in again next week though; it’s about time… mail is piling up on my desk again that deserves to be shared 🙂

  9. I found out about postcrossing at the weekend and now I’ve stumbled across your blog… weird 🙂 I’m someone who loves getting postcards, so it sounds like a great idea and I’m looking forward to joining in. Great blog too! 🙂

    • Thank you… I’m browsing through your blog as we speak – well, write.
      I’ ve been a postcrossing memeber for a little more than a year now. It’s great to find something nice in one’s mailbox besides all the bills and ad-flyers 🙂 I hope you will enjoy it too and receive some pretty postcards.

  10. I really like your work! and I am looking forward to see awesome postcards!! Great work! keep it up! 🙂

  11. Great sight. Sorry we missed you when you came to e. Dorset Vermont. We have a studio gallery on route 7A in East Dorset called Black Goat Folk Art
    Stop by if your ever in Town again

    Richatd

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