I had been umm-ing and ahh-ing for ages about sending a newsletter. It seemed a little old fashioned, and I’m not comfortable sending anything out that was all about ‘look at me’. But I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately that talk about the wonders of the newsletter. Then I noticed more and more people offering them and I wondered if I should revisit my poor neglected mailing list which I started waaaaay back in 2006.
Naturally I over-thought it. Read a million tutorials about good letter writing. Hints and tips and even signed up to a few just to see what’s going on in newsletter land.
I got to thinking that I have a Crayon Chick facebook page with lots of lovely likers so why would I need to bother anyone with a newsletter.
But facebook worries me. All the chatter about boosting posts, and paying for pages, and not everyone who likes a page gets to see the page and that has me in a bit of a tizz.
So it was time to bite the bullet. Just do it! Just write – from my heart (see, I paid attention to all that
procrastination research) – and say what I’d want to know if I was the one receiving the newsletter.
I think the core purpose of a newsletter is to connect, showcase what’s new, how to find me, and offer a sweet little something in exchange for people’s time to read what I’ve got to say.
If you’d like to see what I eventually came up with why not join my mailing list! I have a nifty little button on my website – just go to the home page and you’ll see it. I want to start doing some minor renovations to my site – jazz it up a bit, new photos, maybe a whole page just for the mailing list sign up – who knows! I surely don’t! Don’t have any idea how to drive the behind-the-scenes business of websites, that is! But I’m up for it.
I’d love to hear from you if you have some favourite newsletters or some special requests for what you’d like to see.
That’s it for tonight, too much computer work today has drained me!