Last Newsletter — Wrapping it Up

EmergencyBlankeyAs those (very few) of you who actually read my newsletter already know, I have sent out the last issue, #25. You will also see that the newsletter signup form has gone away.

Although, I just got yet another signup even after I removed the form. Go figure.

I’m not going to quit blogging, but I’m not planning to do that on a regular basis.

There were several reasons for stopping the newsletter, among which was that few people actually opened it, and even fewer clicked on any of the links. And as far as I can tell, there might have been ONE person that actually bought anything through an affiliate link in those newsletters.

My conclusion is that I was doing it wrong. After I sent out the last issue, I did get a few emails from people who expressed some sadness at the passing of my newsletter. Five, in fact. One was from a fellow that I have interviewed a couple of times, and posted those interviews here on this blog (thanks, Chris!). He, too, has curtailed his writing — I enjoy reading his stuff, too, but I can appreciate the time and effort it takes to write good content. He and I both have other activities that we need to prioritize over writing. He and I both enjoy writing, but it has to take a back seat to earning a living.

I will probably ask Chris for another interview sometime after the busy autumn harvest season. Maybe this winter, when the Colorado mountain weather limits outside activity. I have to admit not only admiration, but a tinge of envy for Chris. He is one of the few people I know who really has it together.

Those of you who would like to continue following my writing can subscribe to the RSS feed for this blog. And, I may even send out short announcements to the mailing list whenever I make a new post. Given the restrictions placed on email newsletters (spammers basically screwed up email for everyone), that may be a more satisfactory solution to the occasional urge that I get to write.

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