Thursday, September 24, 2009

Help With the Tagline

I'm looking for help in deciding the wording and order of the tagline you see in the Letters & Journals image to the right. Currently it reads:

Mail Art
Handwritten Letters

Although there may may be an occasional feature on Mail Art, I don't think there will be a regular dept, so I'm thinking I will shorten that to Mail.

I also wonder if I should change Handwritten Letters to either Letters or else Correspondence?

And what do you think of the words Pen & Ink?

I am leaning towards the following. What do you think or suggest?

Pen & Ink

Thanks for your help! Please forward this on to any you think may have an opinion.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Letters & Journals Magazine Update

I bought this Moleskin planner for 2010 and am excited for the changes, adventures, thrills of this magazine venture as the journey continues. With 2009 coming to its closing quarter next month, I am making preparations for the next steps of the magazine for the end of this year and into 2010.

As you can see I've removed the survey links I had been using to send people to Survey Monkey for the letter writing and journal writing surveys. I will leave the surveys up on Survey Monkey until the end of Sept. 2009 for the links that are still floating around the web and also in old posts.

Thanks to you and many others I collected almost 300 survey responses! And a big THANKS to all of you who passed the survey links along. I never would have gotten so many if you hadn't.

By the end of 2009 I expect to get a sample copy of the magazine printed and will start approaching potential advertisers. In early 2010 work will begin on the website. In the meantime you can follow regular updates on my Letters & Journals blog.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Some Survey Results for Letters & Journals

There have been 136 people who have taken the Letter writing survey (thank you!). It's a quick survey of 10 questions. Here are the first 3 questions and their results so far.

If you have a few minutes and haven't taken the survey yet, you can click here. Thanks!

1. How many letters do you write each month (on average)
(0) 8%
(1-3) 51%
(4-6) 15%
(7-9) 8%
(10+) 18%

2. Do you hand write or type your letters?
Hand writes 50%
Types 10%
Both 40%

3. Who do you write to?
Friends 73%
Relatives 58%
Penpals 46%
Other 23%

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Letters & Journals Magazine

The magazine called Letters & Journals is scheduled for publication in 2011. Currently I am trying to gather more data on potential articles. This blog links to 3 surveys.

Letter Writing
Journal Keeping
Stationery Store Owners/Designers

Please forward this link to any people you think you would be willing to take it. The surveys each take about 3-5 minutes.

Articles that will be covered in the quarterly issued magazine include:

Different kinds of Journals (art, nature, daily, family, personal, blogs)
Product Reviews: Notebooks & Pens & Stationery
Letter writing today and through history
Exotic postmarks
Genealogical journals and letters
Tours of Stationery Stores in different cities
Profiles of stationery store owners/designers

This is just a sampling. Please visit my regular blog at Letters & Journals for weekly updates as the magazine progresses from concept to reality. If you've already taken the survey, please encourage others to take it as well. Thank you!!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Still Looking for People to Take Surveys

I just wanted to update this post and THANK everyone who has taken a survey. I am still looking for more people to take these quick 3-5 minute survey, so please forward this link on to any who may be interested or willing to forward on to those who will.

I attended the National Stationery Show (NSS) last week and had a blast! Met lots of great artists with some really neat products. I wrote about each of the four days at my blog

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Letters & Journals
Thanks for visiting my blog! I set up this page for the surveys I created to get feedback on the hobbies of letter writing and journal writing for the new quarterly magazine that is being started called Letters & Journals.

There are 3 surveys and they each consist of only 10 questions which shouldn't take more than 5-10 minutes of your time. I am trying to get as many people as possible to respond, so please share this site/links with others who you think would be able to take the survey(s).

Letters: Click Here to take survey

Journals: Click Here to take survey

Stationery Designers/Store Owners: Click Here to take survey

Thanks for taking the time to help with this research. I welcome any other feedback you have regarding these hobbies. I'm very excited about this and have been blogging about my progress in getting this magazine off the ground at my Letters & Journals blog. I started the blog in April 2009, but have been doing research and planning since 2004 when the idea first struck me.