Friday, April 12, 2013

So long, and thanks for all the fish!

Hello blogworld! Guess what? As of Monday, April 15, Please Deliver To is officially one year old.

YAY! Happy Birthday blog! Now, don't eat all of the ice cream and cake just because it's your birthday—you're starting to look a little thick around the waist and could stand to lose a few pounds. WHAT? I know it's cruel, but I say it to be kind.

However, in addition to celebrating my one-year blog anniversary, I'm sad to announce that I'm taking an indefinite break from blogging and this will be my last post, at least for the foreseeable future.

happy face/sad face/confused face/perplexed face/constipated face/hungry face/I-think-I-just-time-traveled face
[feel free to choose the emoticon that applies to you here]

I started this blog a year ago at the urging of my best friend. She wanted me to start a blog as a record of all the "mail art" (term used loosely) that I was sending out as a new snail mailer. I never thought that this blog would spawn an etsy store, a penpal club, and above all else, great relationships with all the penpals I've met through this blog and all you awesomesauce readers who have left comments over the past year. It's been great.

However, it's difficult finding time to blog because I've got my plate full with LEP, trying to be a decent penpal, a full time job, eating, sleeping, and the general messy business of trying to have a personal life.

So for now, I bid the business of blogging adieu!

But I won't be too far away. I'm all over the LEP newsletter and I'll still be writing posts over at the LEP website. In addition, you can always email me: I may not be posting regularly on Please Deliver To, but it doesn't mean that I don't want to hear from you. Please continue to share your plans for the apocalypse, snail mail news, what you ate at 2:37 pm on a Thursday afternoon, excitement over TV marathons, and everything in between. I'm only an email away.

I may pick up Please Deliver To again in the future when things slow down and I'm struck by inspiration (I hope not literally, I reckon that would hurt!). But in the meantime, so long and thanks for all the fish!

Stay cool, snail mailers.


  1. Sad face. Your blog will be missed. You better be out there doing awesome things! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I hope you come back to blog someday but I hope you have some nice fun time off.

  3. SAD!!! Well at lest we have the LEP!!!

  4. Oh dang! I love reading your blog, Laura. But I understand wanting to take a break with all the crazy things you have going on. Good luck with all your other pursuits! :)

  5. Aw man! I just discovered your blog and I love it! But sometimes you need to take a break, that's totally understandable.

  6. Oh, Laura! Hi! How have you been? I'm so sorry I haven't come visit you in so long! Today I felt the urge to do it and I find out you're no longer blogging :/. I totally understand, though, I have been contemplating that option myself, too, but I can't give up on it. I love writing something every now and then. Anyway, I hope you're doing great and I promise you'll get a letter from me soon. I've been neglecting my pen-pals and that's just not right; especially my most loved ones like you :).

    And I choose constipated face, because it's the one I know how to make the best, haha. I remember my sister had a friend who could tell if you were a constipated person by just looking at your face; she got it totally right with me, let me tell ya, hehe.

    Tight, tight hugs, Laura!