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What about a newsletter?

July 10, 2013

Thank you to Charlie, who’s just asked to be added to the newsletter email list if I have one. Up till now there hasn’t been one, largely for reasons of technical incompetence. But a pleasingly short and simple newsletter from a writer friend dropped into the inbox this morning,  and if she can do it, so can I.

Unfortunately my email saying, “Yes! Welcome!” bounced back, which wasn’t a great start. Charlie, if you’re reading this, please could you get in touch via the contact page and we’ll try again?

Meanwhile, I’ll go off and find out whether this kind of thing is within the capabilities of someone with half her brain in the Second Century and a mortal dread of clicking the wrong thing on Facebook.

To be continued…

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4 comments

  1. ruth–

    hi there. first, newsletter would be wonderful, if you have the time, but this blog is wonderful, too!

    i am happy (sort of) to hear that someone else has difficulty with distractions. if there is a bright, shiny object anywhere in a five mile radius of my desk, i will get up and follow it.

    that said, i know we are all grateful that you have the andy murray-like determination to keep writing such terrific books. (wasn’t this year’s wimbledon just delightful?)

    linda


  2. Speaking as someone who used to edit a newsletter, my advice is–don’t do it. It’s too much work. Save your writing for the 2nd Century.


  3. Newsletter a very good idea, Ruth. You can do it!


  4. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. Bob, I take your point, which leads me to think that if I do something it won’t be a regular newsletter with deadlines – more of an ad hoc offering when there’s actually some news . At the moment I have a list of people who’ve been asked to be told, for example, when a new book comes out, and I email them all one by one because they’ve all asked slightly different questions. Frankly this isn’t very efficient. Maybe the expression I’m looking for is ‘mailing list’?

    Linda, we’re all still basking in the glow of Wimbledon here! Leah, thanks for the encouragement – when I get over the latest technological disaster (new phone + water = not a good combination) I’m definitely going to do something about it.



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