2008 was an awesome year.
Letters of Love started on Valentine's Day 2008, as a small LiveJournal community
. Shortly after that we created a MySpace account
, hoping to reach out to more people.
It quickly became clear that we needed something more, a central place for everyone to gather. The official Letters of Love website was launched in April 2008. With the birth of lettersoflove.net
came Scars Can Speak
, the official blog of Letters of Love for people of all ages to share their experiences with depression, self-injury, and addiction.
By the summer, Letters of Love was growing steadily. I had more pen pals than I could count, and my pen pals had pen pals. We were doing several chain letters
. I did a radio show
for Rising Above Radio
and talked about Letters of Love.
We started Tweeting with new and old friends on Twitter
. Just before Thanksgiving our MySpace won best link of the day
. On the same day, we found out that we were added to MySpace's Impact Directory
By December 2008, we had run several contests and were busy promoting our Greeting Card Challenge
. We were awarded the Message in a Bottle Award
by Wendy of passionforletters.com
. We also created a group
on Facebook and a Tumblr
Since February 14th 2008, we've formed lasting friendships. I've had the opportunity to share my story and to hear others' stories. I've watched an idea grow into a community -- a family. We've accomplished a lot in less than a year, but we have a long way to go. We have more people to reach out to, more people to exchange letters with. We need to promote more awareness of depression, self-injury and addiction. We have a lot of work to do.
Thank you for being a part of this, for helping us achieve these accomplishments.
Now if you'll excuse me, I've got some letters to write. (:
, chain letters
, greeting card challenge
, happy new year
, letters of love
, scars can speak
, valentine's day 2008