It’s Letters of Note’s birthday. Fourteen years have passed since I took the leap and began to share this seemingly niche obsession with the wider world, not for a second imagining there would be enough like-minded people out there for it to last very long. In fact, I was certain I would be blogging for one. Two or three at a stretch. Look how wrong I was.
Whenever we pass another twelve months I get the urge to thank you all—for reading Letters of Note at all, for subscribing, for donating, for sharing these precious letters with friends and foes alike, for all the feedback, constructive or otherwise, for the letter suggestions, for the comments you leave, for buying the books and the print, for coming to the Letters Live shows and helping us to support our charity partners, for following on Instagram and TAFKAT. For all of the above, and for the things I’ve no doubt forgotten to mention because, let’s face it, I’m getting old: thank you. I will never stop being grateful.
Letters of Note will continue for as long as it’s wanted by enough people who are willing and able to support it, and so it’s important to mention, as awkwardly as I can, that subscriptions and donations are what keep this old postbox in use. Increasingly so, in fact. So, if you’ve ever found a fragment of joy, wisdom, or simple human connection through Letters of Note, and you’re lucky enough to be in a position to do so, a subscription—either for yourself or as a gift for a fellow nerd—or a donation would be hugely appreciated. And to those of you who already have subscribed or donated: thank you.
Here’s to many more years of Letters of Note.
There will be other prints, as soon as I find a moment to organise it
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