The first week of a postcrossing member is very hard. You sent out cards and than you have to wait till your sent card will be arrived untill you can expect something back. And I can tell you, that feels very very long. Longer that it is in real time. I was a lucky person because my first card is traveling to Finland and not to a country far away where the mailman delivers once a week. So I think it could be there every moment.I'm happy with some other destinations as well, because the United Kingdom and Germany is not that far that it should be taken longer than four days for instance. But to be honest, I would like to send cards to further destinations and that I don't know very well so I can share some culture. So I was happy with Taiwan and USA as well but when you are a newbie and can't wait for cards, it is nice to see some 'not that far away' countries in you sent postcards list.
Fortunately all the members to whom I sent a card, are active so I don't have to be worried that they wont register my card (well...I hope so..maybe they don't like it... ;) but I really do my best to send something nice). The only thing I'm worried about is if they can read the postcard-ID. I wrote it in the right edge but I have heard that our national postservice use that edge to put some marking stamp on it so the machines can notice it during the sorting out process.
But just like the FAQ on the Postcrossing website said:
Please be patient, experienced postcrossers will quickly advise you to do the same - it works!
To be continued....