I just wanted to say a word about the "Swappers" page. This page CANNOT be seen by anyone but our fellow swappers on Crochetoholic Swap. No other person can view this page. It is private by invitation only and if you stop swapping here your name will be taken off the page.
The blog page will show up on your profile, however if anyone clicks on it, it will not open. A warning will come up that says "this blog is by invitation only and you cannot view it" So this gives everyone the reassurance that your addresses are not just sitting out there for the Internet world to see.
Also this will be a much needed relief for everyone swapping here. Now you will have immediate access to your swappers address once the partners are listed on the "home" swap page, and there will be no more lost emails, or emails that go into your "junk" folders, making you have to search for it. All you will do is look on the post for your partner's name, click on the "Swappers" link in the right sidebar, and then find your partners name and address and its there. Plus if you should misplace the address you will always be able to find it easily and not have to search through your emails hoping you didn't send it to the "trash" bin.
If you still feel uncomfortable with this you could rent a PO box at the post office. It is cheap and easy to do. Its about $2.50 a month for a small one and then you can use it for all your swapping experiences. I know because I have one for my online store, and swapping.
And if all this still bothers you, then I can make an exception and still email your address to your partner, however it is much easier and much more quicker to do it this new way. But for my long time swappers I will make an exception. But I prefer to do it this new way, it really saves everyone a lot of time.
All new swappers will follow the new rules of listing their addresses on the swap page....
Thank you, and as always I try to make your swapping experience here a fun and easy one.