I have a confession to make …
Forgive me readers but it has been nearly 2 years since my last newsletter was written and sent out to subscribers. This fact has been weighing heavily on me for some time! The last newsletter dispatched from WOTM HQ was Newsletter No. 22 sent on Friday 30 December 2016.
I’ve been a terribly slack blogger, and really there is no excuse, but there have been some reasons why this all came to be. Life threw some extra balls at me to juggle and so it’s no surprise that the ‘newsletter’ ball got dropped.
2018 has been a tough year learning to live with grief, bracing ourselves for a year of firsts, making sure Mum is ok, ongoing stuff to organise/deal with following the loss of Dad, and more.
Then there is the wondering if the newsletters are really of any value to anyone?
I started doing the newsletters because that’s what bloggers are told they should do and I wanted to be a good blogger. It has always been my plan to create an eBook or something of value that is a FREE GIFT to those that subscribe but I haven’t yet done that and that needs to be rectified if I’m to continue to send out newsletters to subscribers because I want them to feel special because they ARE special to me (though my recent lack of newsletters might not show it)!
Considering my points above, I have some questions and I would very much appreciate your opinion and thoughts to help me with moving forward.
Do you think there is any value in Newsletters to subscribers from Blogs?
What kind of frequency do you think is most appropriate for sending out Newsletters?
My newsletters were monthly but had decreased to two-monthly. Any more frequently than that is too hard for me to sustain.
What would you like to see in a Newsletter?
Mine contained the following:
- Introductory words/paragraphs with a personal update and info from me
- A wrap up of blog posts (including links) published over the last month or so (depending on when last newsletter was)
- SHOUT OUT – a section where I would post info and a link to a blog post by another blogger that I’d enjoyed over the last month or so
- Thought for the day: generally a quote
- Latest Instagram posts
As a free gift for subscribers, which of the following appeals more, and if neither – what do you suggest?
- Create an eBook out of one of my blog series?
- A favourite photograph/s taken by me to use as a screensaver or to print and frame?
All thoughts and opinions are most welcome to help me make some decisions moving forward. Thank you!
To my subscribers, particularly any of you who actually enjoyed receiving and reading my newsletters, my sincere apologies that it has been so long. I am on my way to rectifying things. Watch this space!
Ciao for now,
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