The newsletter experiments have been interesting. No, I do not as yet have millions of subscribers, but the longest journeys begin with a single blog post, and that is essentially what these newsletters are built from. I’ve been reducing my engagement on the modern notion of social media and I’ve found the return to a scheduled blogging effort (several, actually) has been good not only to turn attention away from Facebook, but to recall the muscle memory of typing (and in the case of podcasts, talking) for myself without checking for Likes and Follows and whatnot.
That does not mean I won’t be happy to see new subscribers to this newsletter (or the Substack edition on Mondays, see my BMaC profile link below), listeners/subscribers to podcasts, and other interaction with actual people. This is something I think is lacking on The Platforms where the numbers mean more than the conversations. My opinion.
All that said, I have been using a Buy Me a Coffee profile page as a home base for links to newsletters, podcasts, and other projects as they come online (I should spend more time on the projects than the typing, yeah?), which also enables those interested in doing so to literally add to the caffeine supply that fuels these endeavors. There is no obligation, it’s a 2-for-1 deal (easy one-pager with links and the basic rundown, and a tip jar of sorts if you’re so inclined).
If you would like to check out the list, and re-visit this profile page now and then for updates, and whatever else you’d like to take part in from there:
Again, no obligation, this is at least a convenient hub of references to other efforts, and at most a way to garner support for the basics. As a software engineer, my focus is on revenue from software projects, but a coffee or two now and then does help the process.
So thanks for your support in whatever form you share it!