Hey folks 👋
First, some housekeeping: I am going to be sending my newsletter every Tuesday morning. Monday felt very professional and, therefore, impactful. I’d be a part of starting your week!
But honestly, I am never going to be that newsletter writer who gets up early on Monday morning and peacefully types out insightful observations while sipping a cup of coffee. I really
want to be that writer. It’s the writer I imagine Amy Widdowson
to be, and she is fantastic, and you should definitely subscribe to her newsletter. But I can’t do it. You’d just get a terrible garbled mess of words riddled with errors, and that would be unfortunate. So for your sake, I need to write this the day before it goes out, and I am just unwilling to sacrifice part of my Sunday. Sundays, for me, are for binging bad TV shows on Netflix.
And finally, I am going to take this newsletter a lot less seriously in tone. I overcompensated in my first two newsletters because I was nervous. Some of you work for quite serious publications that I really respect and maybe want to one day work at. And that’s awesome, and I am super happy you’re here. Please say hi! However, this also may have led anxious old me to spend six hours per issue gathering data, writing, and editing. Oof. That’s unsustainable. I have a full-time job. So this newsletter is going to get a little more raw. What Grammarly doesn’t catch, you might get. ❤️
OK. Glad I got all that off my chest. Onward!