Tell your penpal about your living situation. Do you live with family or a romantic partner? Do you have any pets? Do you live in the area where you grew up, or are you at uni or have moved away from home?
Tell them your daily routine
This could be quite fun…. tell your penpal about what a weekday or a weekend day looks like to you, from waking to sleeping! It’s a good way to give your penpal lots of info without having to think too much about it, just let the details flow.
Share 5 facts about each other
I love to do this. I write five random facts about myself and ask my penpal to do the same. Anything from ‘My first pet was a dog called Oscar’ to ‘I don’t like the taste of baked beans’.
Tell your penpal what you do in your spare time. From creative hobbies, to what you’re reading or watching, this is one of my favourite topics to write about.
A good way to keep a conversation going is to ask questions. What does your penpal enjoy doing in the evening? What’s their exercise regime? Do they enjoy cooking? The options are endless.
I hope you find these ideas to be helpful!