While I'm not following a strict monthly schedule for pen pals I feel that, in order to devote the time required to each person, I must limit myself to how many initial conversations can be had at one time.
Because of this I am declaring December 'full' so any new exchanges will need to start from Jan 2024.
"But maybe instead of avoiding the specter of Luddism we should reclaim it. Asking good questions about how a technology will impact people isn't unreasonable and it isn't irrational; it's right and appropriate and necessary. And it is one of the legacies of Luddism that we have the ability to not only ask questions, but to organize a response to technology that does harm, to refuse to accept that the cold logic of the market matters more than blood and bones."
Frank Meeuwsen asks Show me your blogroll considering them "the best artifacts of the Early World Wide Web". They certainly help with discovery of other bloggers.
I had a dedicated blogroll for a while on the old WordPress site but also a 'pseudo-blogroll' (called The Directory) automatically generated from those who sent me webmentions. The Directory was a different approach that allowed people to discover other IndieWeb bloggers.
I no longer have an explicit blogroll but my /reader essentially performs the same function and has an OPML file available for download. The OPML is automatically updated whenever I add/remove a feed to/from /reader.
As I always say, what better recommendation can you make than the feeds you actively read yourself.