So…I listened to the first video in the Newsletter Magic course and found it pretty straightfoward and familiar in the main, until the very last part…

Why a newsletter?  What is important about having one to you?

Some of Yarrow’s answers were…

~Sharing ideas and offers and invitations without social media

~Better boundaries around sharing

~Autonomy

~It’s a creative way of expression

~Raises awareness

~It’s away from social media

Getting specific

~Do you want to set a numerical goal?

~If you have a newsletter, why do you find it challenging to be consistent?

~Have you any worries or concerns about this sort of sharing?

 

I’ve had a newsletter for a long time and have been doing it lately because it is the main way I have of sharing, offering and inviting, now that I’ve left Instagram. But my answer to question about consistency was that I don’t really want to send them out! That’s a bit of a problem. I’m hoping this course will breath some inspiration and energy into my even having a newsletter. And the last part of this bit of the course might give me a way in…

Meditation, from the stillness

-Think about the people who want to hear from you, and the ways you can express yourself and the creativity that comes through you. Picture them finding you, receiving your newsletter and how it makes them feel.-

I haven’t actually done this with attention, but just the quick picture and the warmth that surrounded it for me encouraged me that I will be able to find a better relationship with my newsletter. Tho’ I must admit, I am very distracted by the idea of a youtube channel and the beautiful silent films I can make and share there. It may be the best way for me to share, offer and invite…tho’ it’s not just one thing that we can count on, is it? But I remember my most successful days online when I had only a website and a little update/note/newsletter on the front page. Those halcyon days when the interwebs were much less crowded….