2/13/24 - I NEED y'all to read the lastest post about Notifications and Swap Comments. It is very important.
I 100% take offense to being told that my ratings are jeapoardized by not taking hours a week to read comments on the 30+ swaps I host monthly, not including closed ones that might be followed up on. Being disabled and having a hard time doing "daily things" aside, signing up for a swap is not forced on anyone. You agree to swap specifications when you hit "Yes! Sign me up!"
It is extremely disrespectful to do this, especially after I took the time to directly post how to contact me and to not leave swap comments.
1/23/24 - Found out last night that we'll be moving in March. Super cool! (not really.) March swaps will be moved to April. Feel free to "copy" them and host the ones you like. I don't care about that stuff.
The move will cost ~$3500 before application fees, utility moving fees, etc. x.x SO
For my Swap-botters ONLY
MESSAGE ME if you see anything you like in my Ebay link! I'll send it to you 30% off. It'll help me with the moving fees. Thank you!
Message me for my e-mail address, especially for messages longer than trading links, or anything I need to respond back to.
SB was never intended to be an email server. SB Messenger does not allow for photo attachments, messaging multiple people, or most importantly, message chains. I cannot see what you messaged me at the same time that I'm writing back. That alone will significantly delay response times.
I have to go back and open a separate window to look for every single exchange we've had on a topic and any other relevant history before assembling it into a timeline. That is incredibly taxing. I can accomplish other things that are also important, OR I can drop everything for this one stupid message response. Both need to be done, and only enough energy for one 'set' of things.
Also, I can only respond when I'm on an actual computer. I can't do it from my phone. I try to avoid typing on that tiny keyboard for anything at all if it's longer than a phone number. Even my text apps need to be accessible via PC. Relatives who use SMS only often do not get responses because... I can't... type... on... my... PHONE. Which I've repeatedly told people. And yet!
STUFF I LOVE GETTING:
Everything else, I have So Much of right now and I feel like I need to use more of it before I let myself buy more Things.
Feel free to message me if you want to send any of this stuff instead of the swap items asked for. It isn't a problem!
It isn't personal, I just won't use these items in my own work. So things I will pass on automatically: - Used stamps - Kiddie stuff - Most planner stickers unless it's just numbers - Felt stickers - Recipes (too many dietary restrictions. :P It's just a puzzle...)
Please no dog hair, cigarette smells, or strong perfumes. I tend to get migraines and don't have a washing machine, so it could take 2 weeks to hot wash something properly.
Sewing basic items. I try to use natural fabrics only, including scraps larger than 2x2" for sewing. Right now my joints are getting worse and will for the forseeable future, so lifting the sewing machine and such in a small space isn't doable easily. But hand-sewing with fine needles for more than a few minutes also isn't... I fear I'm losing one of the very few things I can still do. Any advice?
Papercrafts like art journalling, scrapbooking, and some bullet journal/art journal hybrid work for daily use.
I started a blog just to post FAQs about my swaps, USPS, tracking, etc.
Please check the link before asking about lost things, swap requirements, why I don't just go off ratings before banning someone, etc.
11/1 - BIG CHANGE TO USPS service. When I took the STMB letters in, the desk told me they will not print a receipt for letter class items anymore! So unless I pay a couple dollars per envelope, they no longer have any kind of proof of mailing.
You can also check my Hosting Updates + Proposed Swaps post.
11/17 - Posted on the blog about counterfeit stamps which are prevalent on lots of sites, really GOOD quality (like, i'm actually impressed) and oh, yeah, a felony for each one used. Because USPS is a federal service. And if you're sending a counterfeit stamp over state lines... that is a separate thing and Not Good. Don't mess with the Feds, y'all.