Steemit friendships

in community •  20 days ago 

When I started with Steemit last year I didn't know what to expect. Already at that time I knew that I won't be able to post every day and I also didn't expect many people reading my posts. But somehow it all worked out and now I can say that there is a bunch of people here that I can call my friends. And I hope that I will meet them in real life too. I know that Steem Fest would be a great opportunity to do it but this year it didn't work out for me.

One of many Steemians that I would like to meet is Pauline @livinguktaiwan. A few weeks ago, she started a social experiment and asked me if I would like her to send me a postcard from Taiwan. I didn't hesitate and sent her my address. I love postcards but only receive a couple of them from my in-laws (Birthday, Christmas, Easter). I was very excited and checked the mailbox every day, and it finally arrived last week!

The postcard is from the mountains in Taiwan and as I love nature and mountains in particular, I found it very thoughtful of Pauline. It's so nice when someone thinks about what you like. And I must admit that I didn't know that there were some mountains in Taiwan.

If you haven't joined her experiment yet, you should do it as it is special to receive a postcard in this technology driven world.

Thank you so much Pauline! You made my day!

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I have also received a postcard from Jan @jankasparec. I actually received it in summer but haven't mentioned it here yet.

Jan is a very talented artist living in Canada. I love his paintings as they are always so colorful and full of good vibes. Look at this beautiful postcard. I was staring at it for a few minutes and caught myself smiling.

Thank you Jan for this gift!

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If you also want to receive a nice postcard from Pauline, just let her know. I am sure that she'll be happy to send it to you 😊

Thank you for reading!

Cheers!

Martina

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..cool Action..in my opinion that’s where steemit would have to go..the fantastic thing in steemit and may few others is there are personalities behind every account and the combination between on- and offline-life many people just haven’t seen till now..I take this postcard-story as a reminder that there is much more power in the whole project, we just have to concentrate on developing also in the community-thing, the great and essential part of programming and caring for the software and things like this, is in the Hand (i Hope!) of the Great steemit-genii and we have to thank them and of course, doing our part..and a simple postcard could inspire people to connect people also offline..that’s good for steemit to find new members, because for example people around you see this card and a talk about steem(it) could begin..late evening thoughts, many words...anyway, thank you for your post..up..follow you..

Fantastic! You really show the spirit of the Steemit community.

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It's Pauline who does it :)

The pleasure is mine Martina, that people are willing to take part in my social experiment. Thank you!

The card from @jankasparec is beautiful, so mesmerising!

It's a cool thing that you're doing. And I hope that you will get many of them back :)

This is very nice Martina! I'm glad you connected to many people here... including ME :D

Have a wonderful day and Happy Halloween too :)

I'm glad that I connected to YOU too! :)

I have totally missed Halloween as we don't celebrate it here :) Each year I tell myself to make some decoration but as it's so unimportant here I keep forgetting.. maybe next year ;)

What did you do for Halloween?

So fun! I have a piece from @barbara-orenya that came all the way here from France that I cherish! One of the most exciting pieces of mail I have ever received, so I know just how much you enjoyed getting these. :)

Exactly! It's so nice to get something real from 'virtual' people.. it all gets another dimension :)

Amazing! I really love this feeling of friendship.

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Me too :)

What a lovely and sweet gesture! ❤️❤️

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Exactly! It's great when the online world connects with the real one :)

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Now I want to join too )) I love to send postcards from my travels, but last year my postcard from Berlin to my home town in Ukraine traveled 2 hell months! Since that I didn't send one. But I think I can give it a chance ;)

Thank you for inspiration <3

I love a challenge, let's see how long this will take !

2 months? WOW! That's long! I have never sent a postcard to myself but it sounds like a great idea! :)

I hope this time it will be much shorter for you :)

It was Christmas time, high load, but anyway... Oh, and I didn't send it to myself, I said "my hometown", my daughter lives there, and it a greeting card to her birthday (I supposed it will come in time, lol).

Let's see how it will go this time. It will be nice if I will get it at all :D

Very cool. I agree, there are some Steem friends I would like to meet in person, including you!

I would love to meet you too! And now I realize that I probably haven't posted about what you sent me!! I am sorry! But I have the photo in my living room and I gave the seeds to my uncle to plant :)

No problem. Your post is a great reminder that we can make not virtual connections too!

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Totally new on steemit and just read this post and felt like I am ready to take the leap. Im here to make friends and not sure how to go about starting out... the postcards are lovely btw. Im from south africa, anyone want a postcard? Might take 3 months if you're lucky LOL 6 months is standard sometimes it just dissapears. But hey that's not always though. Pretty awesome place nonetheless. Looking forward to your comments, thanks 🙂 Carla (PS struggled so much with the steemit sign up that I ended up blocking all my numbers and had to go with this one 😂)

Gorgeous and that's such a cool gesture Your Majesty!

This blog entry is simple, sweet and reminds me of the comradery that has kept me coming back!

Thank you!