Confession: I used to kind of hate blogging. As a marketing professional, there’s a lot of pressure to create and maintain a super successful blog with thousands of monthly visitors and advertisers knocking down my door. Adding pressure, a handful of my fellow marketing friends run successful lifestyle blogs. It felt like if I didn’t run a high-performing and profitable blog, what was the point?
But here’s the thing – deep down I couldn’t can’t care less about those traditional benchmarks for blogging success for the writing I do here.
I started this blog because I missed writing whatever I wanted. I maintained it, because I wanted somewhere to dump my insights on life and share my stories with other people. When I moved to Chicago six months ago, my goal for the next phase of the blog transitioned to keeping my friends and family updated on my life.
But I know all of you are busy people. It’s unrealistic for me to expect even my mom and dad to visit the site every day and see if there’s a new post, so it’s safe to say the rest of you could be missing a few posts here and there as well.
I recently started thinking about writing a weekly email to let readers like you know about new posts. After a chatting with a handful of friends about it and receiving an overwhelmingly positive response,* I’m going to jump into this experiment face first.
So, if you’re interested in hearing from me every week, please sign up for my little informal newsletter in the form in the sidebar on the homepage.
Of course, this communication goes both ways. If you want to know more about me or want to hear more about a particular topic I haven’t spent enough time on, drop me a line. Some of my favorite posts have been the results of requests.
And hey, if emails aren’t your thing, but you stay want updated, you can always add me to your favorite news aggregator, like Feedly or Flipboard.
I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you every week! If you run into any issues signing up for the newsletter, contact me here, and I’ll be happy to help you out.
Wooo! Let’s do this!
*Thanks for being awesome, friends!