MY MAIL ART STATISTICS (Mail Art Received and Sent) 2011 to 2014

This what I have received and sent in the last 4 years:

2011. Received = 549

          Sent         = 590


2012. Received = 457

          Sent         = 464


2013. Received  = 351

          Sent          = 360


2014. Received = 218

          Sent         = 255

Two observations:

i) it's not the case that I have been consciously sending and receiving less Mail Art over the last couple of years, rather, I suspect, that increased postal charges are forcing us all to cut back

ii) I dread to think how much this has cost me (and daren't even make the calculation!)



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Comment by Tomoe N on May 12, 2015 at 5:33am

I am not that active but little more active than few years back so I get and send more but not as many as his... lol yes figure out how to get income first so I can afford for more mail art also... 

Comment by Valentine Mark Herman on April 21, 2015 at 4:58am

I can afford this less...and less...and less

Comment by Keith S. Chambers on April 20, 2015 at 2:37am

I've been here [at IUOMA] for two years [this month] and don't think I've ever counted incoming/outgoing. However, for the past year I have been keeping a list of incoming/outgoing pieces to remind me of who I have sent pieces out to and who I really need to reply to . . . postage costs, um, I don't want to think about that either . . . thanks for the stats Val, info to contemplate internally.

Comment by jon foster on February 16, 2015 at 3:14pm

I love keeping up with information like this too. When I get back home and look at the numbers I can see how I stack up. Thanks for sharing.

Comment by Suus in Mokum on February 16, 2015 at 12:52pm

Thank you Val. I try to ignore the receipts for postage I get at the bookstore where I post Mail Art. And the funny, inquisive expressions on the faces of the guys ;)

Quality versus quantity.

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on February 16, 2015 at 12:29pm

"Sent in 2014 = 255" ? That is less than 1 euro per day...not bad Val :-)

I am afraid to go back and count how many I have sent in 2014...although

they are usually under the 20 gr = 0.90 euro postage, so about 1 euro per piece let's say.

'Wondering how many Greek drachmas that will be in the future?

Comment by on February 16, 2015 at 12:20pm

I do love stats! I still bet it's been your cheapest hobby to date!

Glanced at mine.. I thought I was very behind with mail art, as it happens I've sent 3 less than I've received and there are 3 people I've not replied to before, so that's not bad. I'm working on a bumper mail out again in response to mail and hope to include a few new people.

Hope you're having a creative year so far Val and enjoying yourself.



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