First of all, I want to thank you for subscribing to my blog and staying with me while I found my feet in the wide world of the internet.
For the past two years, you have been receiving two articles from me each week. Although I draw a lot of pleasure from researching and writing them, I am finding that it is restricting me from working on other projects. I have a novel, a non-fiction book, and a number of courses underway. Their time has come.
Which means I need to make time for them in my daily schedule.
Remember my article Three Types Of Newsletter To Stay Connected With Your Readers? In that article, I described three types of newsletters writers can use to stay connected with their readers.
- “Editorial” or “Feature Article” style
- “Link” style
- Blog style
So far you have been receiving an “Editorial” or a “Feature Article” style newsletter from me.
It is best suited to educate readers and impart knowledge and experience in a regular way. As I am getting more and more into the nitty-gritty of writing, publishing, and marketing, I am observing that not all my articles interest all my readers.
Also being in the teaching mode doesn’t allow me to connect to you in the real sense. There are many things each week, other than the articles, which I want to share with you.
That is why I am moving from the “Feature Article” style newsletter to the blog style newsletter. Just like the one you are reading.
But don’t worry I will still be writing articles.
I will be writing them and publishing them regularly on my website and letting you know about them in my weekly newsletter. You will receive one email from me, each Friday, to let you know what I have written to help you with your journey and to let you know about my journey.
Because, more than anything else, we writers learn from each other.
By sharing our progress and processes we inspire and motivate each other. And also keep ourselves accountable. Writing is a solitary activity. Without my readers, and their encouragement, I will get lost in my struggles and perhaps will have nothing to show for all the effort I put into my projects.
I need you, just like you need to know what I am learning from my experiences.
This style of communication will suit us both.
Over time I will improve the layout of this email so that it becomes more useful and familiar.
But for the time being, let the above cartoon mark the new beginning.
PS: You can let me know what you think of this format by simply replying to this email.