Penpalling & Letters

Friday, 9 April 2010

Penpalling tools - What is your favourite one?

There is a section on the right area of the Blog called Penpalling Polls. I have been publishing a series of questions related to penpalling which might be of interest to all those people who are into writing letters. The polls are indefinitely open because a high number of votes is needed to observe a tendency. However, since the "Favourite Penpalling Tools Poll" reached more than 50 votes I am showing a graphic about it. It is clear that the great majority of participants love letters when penpalling. No-one likes e-mailing or social-networks to communicate in a solid way with his/her penpals. Since the option "other" got one vote... maybe someone out there could explain which one is his/her favourite way of staying in touch with pals...

Keep an eye in the Polls Section as new questions are coming out often!

If you are looking for advice on penpalling check: "Tips on letter writing"


  1. other could be telephone or sms messages... just an idea anyway.

  2. I was mainly thinking about written ways, but of course, both phone calls and SMS messages are valid. However, I wouldn't use those myself with my penpals. I mean, as the main source to be in touch with them.
    Nowadays, maybe phone calls are cheaper (there is Skype also), but years ago it would be expensive maintaining a penfriendship this way.
    SMS messages are so short that maybe for important things are useful, but not for telling detailed events.
    I just see telephones, SMS messages, e-mails, social-networks, Twitter, Skype... as additional ways to be in touch with a pal between letters, but not as the main way to be in touch with them.