"International postage costs are going up later this year in Australia. I believe that a postcard or a letter is going to cost.........$5 to Europe and the US!
Not sure how long I can afford this hobby......."
I SHOULD LIKE TO INFORM I.U.O.M.A. MEMBERS THAT I SHALL ACCEPT WITH PLEASURE ANYTHING THEY SEE FIT TO SEND ME:JARS OF JAM MONEY ORDERS LIQUEURS POSTAGE STAMPS OF ALL COUNTRIES ETC ETCIF NOTHING ELSE,EACH GIFT WILL MAKE ME LAUGH.See More
"Hi Jayne, I mailed a card to De Villo Sloan a while ago and left him a comment this morning to ask if he has received it. This is his reply:
"idk - send a written query to Jayne Lions. Very important: Mark "Attention Dw/" Indicate to…"
one other thing - make sure your address is on everything you send out. It wasn't on the piece you sent me and that is why I probably didn't respond immediately. I probably put it aside to look your address up later and got sidetracked!
My apologies - I am one of those at fault. I thought I had thanked you. I have a piece of mail art ready for you and I will be sending it in the next day or two. Don't be discouraged. It takes a while to build up momentum - but it is true that the more you send the more you will receive. Also take the time to comment on others blogs or the photos that others have uploaded and people will get to know you and be more likely to send. Keep at it though, the rewards will far outweigh the frustration in the end. I think a response rate of about 50% ( what Richard Baudet refers to in his experience) is however about what is average. I think it may even be lower than that depending on how careful you are about who to send to. I for example send a piece to all new members - and i suspect my response rate is way lower than 50% - but the effort is worth it for me for the few individuals who respond with excitement that they received their first unexpected mail art from me! It is getting a bit too expensive for me though...
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