It’s not like I don’t have anything better to do with my time. Or that I am trying to please anybody else but my God and my own joy of writing.
Am I being seduced by some of my heroes who write newsletters – like Tim Ferriss or Kevin Rose – for the wrong reasons? Or are they changing my paradigm and giving the energy I’m already expending more impact?
I can’t say I really know what the right decision is; but since I am totally inspired, it’s been on my mind, and the idea of reaching more people that I care about gives me the warm and fuzzies…I’m going to give it a go.
I do need to figure out the laziest and most effective way to do it, however. My duties as a dad, husband, salesperson, nonprofit director, advisor, and entrepreneur (and I’m sure I’m forgetting a few job titles) are already hogging what time I have left; and if it’s difficult or doesn’t make me smile, this project won’t last.
I’m gonna have to install a “Subscribe” button to this blog. I crave minimalism and was initially against this, but I think I can make it look clutter-free but attention-grabbing.
Next, I’m gonna search for a method to aggregate my blog posts for the week, and put it into a user-friendly format. I’m not aiming for a gorgeous or complex layout here; I’m aiming for efficiency, sustainability, enjoyment, actionability, and personableness.
Thank goodness I’m not blogging about design or fashion.
And finally, I’m going to want to automate as much as possible. This will include creating a consistent template that I can just plug and play; give as much of the administrative work to my awesome virtual assistant as possible; and aim for easy and aim for joy.
Let’s see how this goes!