I started a newsletter in June. I was inspired to do so by two things: a workshop I attended (with Alan Weiss, author of Getting Started in Consulting ), and a book about the value of networks that a friend loaned me.
I am blessed to have a lot of very wonderful people in my life. I am sure most have no idea how wonderful I think they are. I know I do not do a good job of staying in touch with most of them. A newsletter seemed a possible solution. Sent out once a month and kept simple...a paragraph or two about what I have been up to, an article with some thoughts to ponder, and sometimes a link to a video, a picture, or a book.
I just sent out my fifth newsletter. And I have discovered I love newsletters. I love the days that follow newsletter day. I am sending it now to 80 of my special people, and I add a few more people each month. It has become this wonderful stream of connection...generating a flurry of thoughts and perspectives back.
I feel connected. There's a reciprocal flow of energy. I know how things are going for people. Sometimes they share what my article contributed to their day. Sometimes they share a related story or quote that is a contribution to me.
Everyone should have a newsletter. Newsletters rock. I am blessed.