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6: The Pen Pal Primer

June 28, 2020 John West
Stationery Orbit
6: The Pen Pal Primer
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Stationery Orbit
6: The Pen Pal Primer
Jun 28, 2020
John West

Welcome to Episode 6 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the Pen Pal primer.  

http://www.penpalworld.com/

2,300,000 members

Easy to read Privacy policy

Free and paid options

Started in 1998

Mostly online

 https://www.snailmailpenpals.net/

Snail mail

Free

Pretty long privacy statement

 https://www.globalpenfriends.com/

Email and snail mail

Start in 1995

Good privacy policy

https://www.penpalsnow.com/

more of an online personal ad site for Pen Pals

Does abide by EU Privacy Regulations 

Don’t bother signing up if you are under 16

The only info on the site is what you post in your ad

https://www.sassociations.net/

Another a personal ad page looking for pen pals

No privacy policy, again what is on the site is what you post.

https://incowrimo.org (part of the reason I started this podcast)

A letter every day in February

There are address exchanges


Not all Pen Pal sites are for everyone:

https://geekgirlpenpals.com/

Very snail mail centric

Very clever writing on the website

Has a Patreon for support

Good safety page

Get sorted into houses based on age.

They allow any gender, but can we let them have this one please?

 http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/penpals/snail_mail_penpals.html

Students, kids, teachers only

Admins will make matches

 

More of a language exchange

https://www.interpals.net/

 

http://coloradocorrespondence.co/

 

https://www.marthastewart.com/1538505/how-to-find-pen-pal

 

You can find PenPals on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/penpalswanted/

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/snailmailwanted/

 

Or ideas for SnailMail

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/snailmailrevolution/

 

www.letterwriters.org

 

How to get a PO Box

https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm

 

You can find me at 

@gneissguyco on Instagram

You can also write to me at:

Stationery Orbit

Attn: John West

P.O. Box 621

Golden, CO 80402  

 

 

Show Notes

Welcome to Episode 6 of Stationery Orbit, I’m your host John West and today’s episode is the Pen Pal primer.  

http://www.penpalworld.com/

2,300,000 members

Easy to read Privacy policy

Free and paid options

Started in 1998

Mostly online

 https://www.snailmailpenpals.net/

Snail mail

Free

Pretty long privacy statement

 https://www.globalpenfriends.com/

Email and snail mail

Start in 1995

Good privacy policy

https://www.penpalsnow.com/

more of an online personal ad site for Pen Pals

Does abide by EU Privacy Regulations 

Don’t bother signing up if you are under 16

The only info on the site is what you post in your ad

https://www.sassociations.net/

Another a personal ad page looking for pen pals

No privacy policy, again what is on the site is what you post.

https://incowrimo.org (part of the reason I started this podcast)

A letter every day in February

There are address exchanges


Not all Pen Pal sites are for everyone:

https://geekgirlpenpals.com/

Very snail mail centric

Very clever writing on the website

Has a Patreon for support

Good safety page

Get sorted into houses based on age.

They allow any gender, but can we let them have this one please?

 http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/penpals/snail_mail_penpals.html

Students, kids, teachers only

Admins will make matches

 

More of a language exchange

https://www.interpals.net/

 

http://coloradocorrespondence.co/

 

https://www.marthastewart.com/1538505/how-to-find-pen-pal

 

You can find PenPals on Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/penpalswanted/

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/snailmailwanted/

 

Or ideas for SnailMail

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/snailmailrevolution/

 

www.letterwriters.org

 

How to get a PO Box

https://www.usps.com/manage/po-boxes.htm

 

You can find me at 

@gneissguyco on Instagram

You can also write to me at:

Stationery Orbit

Attn: John West

P.O. Box 621

Golden, CO 80402