Everything old is new again.
So, newsletters - the thing people started doing about ten minutes after inventing the printing press - are back. Frankly, I think it's a good thing.
Twitter has its place and purpose, but isn't great at getting a complete thought expressed, and tweet threads tend to feel like someone shouting points at you. Frankly, as a content creator - you're fighting against a sea of noise and algorithms as people scroll on by. Facebook is... facebook. Its ways mysterious and inscrutable.
I've subscribed to a few newsletters myself. Writers, internet personality types, people I just happen to know... Everyone does it a bit different. Updates on what they're watching, reading, recipes, etc... recommendations. Sure, why not? I just like to keep up with folks.
I'm not sure I'm going to do what Max and others are doing. I already blog a-plenty, so if you want what my brain is generating, you can see those writing or hear me podcast for an hour every week or two... Going into it, my notion is to gather together recent blog posts and related links, maybe comment a bit on the posts, etc... Nothing too heavy.
But I also care a lot about what people are doing around me. Paul works on movies, Hilary and Stuart are musicians/ singers/ songwriters, Amy does Nerd Nite, Nathan has jazz shows and interviews, Maxwell has any number of projects going on at any time both personal and work-related... People win awards. People blog. People make stuff. I want to point out that stuff, too.
Maybe I'll occasionally get old school League of Melbotis-style and share more personal stuff in the newsletter which, frankly, I just don't want to do on a public blog anymore.
And... recipes! You never know. I could learn how to make something.
So, if you want to sign up - you can always look at the tab I put in the horizontal menu bar, or you can just fill out the complicated form here: