I blog less now I have a newsletter. And I’ve never put as much of myself into a blog as I have my newsletter. So here is a quick update for the curious to tell you my new Newsletter is coming soon.
As an experiment I’ve decided to put Patreon on the back burner and give Substack a chance. Substack is an email newsletter platform that seems simpler than some of the crowdfunding models out there. I aim to be tweeting/blogging/podcasting and vlogging less in other channels and focusing on email. Among other things it feels more personal and you guys have always been good at responding to emails. The newsletter certainly feels less broadcast than a blog. Especially in a time when comments seem to be reserved for Facebook.
I’m not sure if this change means that supporters will be getting more emails. Perhaps just more content in a single email. (Please let me know your thoughts. This is still a work in progress.)
So in order to make my newsletter sustainable and avoid burnout it will be free every other week. In-between I’ll write for those wishing to support my content creation and curation. I’ve discounted the first month.
The next issue  will only go to paying supporters and will look almost identical to my ‘Our Man Inside’ newsletter. Expect the usual what I did/saw/wrote/heard/consumed/acquired plus curated links etc. It may also be the last numbered issue.
(Issue 123 will contain content covering ebikes/camping gear/mobile data/current blogging kit/weird drinks/health foods etc.)
Normal subscribers get:
- Two free emails for every month
Paying subscribers will get:
- Four emails every month (the 2 free ones plus 2 exclusive to them)
- Sporadic bonus content like training videos or tech reviews
- Invites to meet-ups
- Other perks to be decided
I’m trying to keep this as simple as possible. Ideally I’d like one rich benefactor to pay my mortgage and bills so I can roam the world sharing stories to anyone who’ll listen.
But wouldn’t we all.
If you wish to support my work but are unable to pay for subscription for any reason please talk to me. Otherwise I hope to see you on the other side.
The first supporter only email is imminant. It might take me some time to figure out a workflow with the new CMS so please hang in there.
Thank you for reading and even more so should you subscribe. if you like what you see, please encourage others to do the same.
Let me know if you need anything. I can also answer questions on twitter @Documentally
See you soon?