Humans have been writing to others as a form of communications for many years. When is the last time you have written a letter? Letter writing is still a great hobby for many people and is now called the penpal community. People love writing others to get to know them and make life long friendships. Personally, the owner behind The Seasonal Pages loves writing and having a penpal to write about life or favorite television shows makes life even better. Why not get excited to see something fun in your mailbox (digitally or physically) instead of just bills or spam?
There are different types of penpals such as snailmail, email or digital. Snailmail (sometimes just called penpal letters) is considered to be the traditional writing where you mail a letter to someone. Email penpaling is when you have a penpal only via email. Digital penpaling is when you are using other platforms on social media such as Instagram or Facebook. People choose whether to have PO Boxes, special emails or social media to have penpals but it is all based on preference. Safety is always important when meeting others on the internet.
This blog post will give you a few places that can help you find penpals and start writing letters to people that you have something in common with. Definitely let me know if you know of any other ways to find penpals with a simple comment below either by listening to the podcast or reading the list.
Instagram hashtags or posts
Instagram hashtags seem to be a great way to find penpals and where I have surprisingly found majority of my current penpals. You can reach out to people on their posts, direct message people that are interested in finding penpals and who you feel as if you would love to write. You can use hashtags such as #penpalswanted ; #penpalsneeded ; #penpalcommunity ; #penpalsaroundtheworld or visiting The Seasonal Pages instagram post "find a penpal" by clicking here. On the IG post, you can write a little intro mention things like your name, age, country, hobbies/things you like. Just remember to share only information you are comfortable with, nobody has to share information that you are not comfortable with.