I’ve been writing on this blog since the end of September
2008. That’s just over 10 years here, give or take a month or
In that time, I’ve published almost 1,400 posts, originally
starting out writing about marketing, PR, social media, and all the
other stuff that came with it at that time.
But I got bored with that, and started writing more personal
stuff – questioning life, our place in the world, and what it
meant to be a good person.
It made me rediscover my love for blogging, as I was feeling
burnt out with all the social media and marketing stuff.
Burnout is a war that must be won on two fronts.
Over the course of the last 2-3 years, that personal approach
has seen my content creation drop off, from almost daily posts to
2-3 times per week, to what it is now – infrequent.
And that’s fine, because that’s what growth and evolution is
But over the holidays, I realized I want to be even more
personal, and engage with you on a true, one-to-one basis. Which
brings me to the changes coming.
A Community of One
This will be the last blog post published on here. Instead,
I’m moving to a weekly newsletter – but with a difference.
Instead of the usual newsletters that have 5-6 different things
in them, then some sort of offer, etc, this will be a very intimate
Taking my inspiration from Paul Jarvis, each week I’ll send
out an email that shares my thoughts on everything from life,
people, family, and more.
Because I’m switching to the TinyLetter platform, it’ll be a
very simple email – nothing flash.
However, if you want to share your take on that week’s email
you can just hit reply like you would to a normal email, and
that’ll hit my Inbox, from where we’ll continue the
It’s essentially a community of one, but where you offer your
intimate take on a much bigger discussion.
I’m toying with the idea of a private community (free, no
sales pitches, etc) where we can expand even more on these emails
– but that’s for a future date, if at all.
As for my podcast, I’m
really going to be jumping into that in a big way this year (with a
focus on interviews) and I’ll share more soon on that.
It’s Not So Long, But Thanks for All the Fish Anyway
For those of you kind souls that have been with me on this
blogging journey so far, I thank you and hope you’ll remain.
I’ve moved your subscription over from this blog to
TinyLetter. On Sunday, I’ll send a quick email from there
reminding you of the move:
- If you wish to remain subscribed, you don’t need to do
anything – you’ll start receiving my newsletter proper the
- If you no longer wish to receive emails from me, no worries –
simply click the Unsubscribe link at the end of this Sunday’s
It’s been a fun ride so far. I’m looking forward to the next
chapter, and I’d love to have you along for the ride too.
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