I’ve been sent enough newsletters I’d never subscribed to that it put me off them for life. Or so I thought.
In the last few months though, I reevaluated my presence on social media and this blog. I discovered that I’m spending too much time here and on social media, away from life and writing.
So I went back to the most basic question I could think of: what does this blog mean to me?
Over eleven years, this blog has been about conversations with bloggers who have become friends. While this blog and social media will remain–I’d like to reduce the time spent on them, without sacrificing the main thrust of this site: interacting with others, and adding value.
Which is where newsletters come in.
I’ve been surveying a few select blog friends (you know who you are) and asking them about their writing and reading pain points: areas where they would love some help, and where that help would make the most difference. If you’d like to tell me about the issues you face while writing or reading so I can address them in my newsletters, here’s the survey. It only takes about 2 minutes to complete.
The newsletters have received very good feedback so far, and I’m asking my subscribers for more–because I want to make this as useful as I can. The online world is noisy–if I can’t add value, I better shut up.
So what are my newsletters all about?
As a booknerd, blogger, and editor of the Forge Literary magazine, I’m involved in or hear about:
- reputed reading/writing groups
- the latest in writing and blogging
- online/offline workshops and literary events
These bring me useful resources for Writers, Readers, Bloggers, which I share in my two newsletters: Damyanti’s Writing Gazette, and Damyanti’s Reading Gazette.
For Damyanti’s Writing Gazette, I curate information about the writing craft, writing resources and courses.
For Damyanti’s Reading Gazette, I curate reading tips, book recommendations and book blogs.
All of it comes to the newsletter subscribers for free, and that’s the way it will remain because it is about giving back to the community that has grown around this blog for the past eleven years. Any readers and writers who do not read this blog, but would like a few pointers, are also very welcome.
SUBSCRIBE HERE to get monthly curated resources on writing and reading, via newsletters which would drop into your inbox around the 10th of each month.
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