When I started a newsletter in 2015, I had no expectations. I had just written a book, and I thought it would be a good idea to connect with readers.
I didn’t think I would write weekly articles and build a blog. I had a very basic website with a newsletter sign-up. And initially, the only people who joined my newsletter were friends and family.
I used Mailchimp back then, and I had turned on email notifications for every new subscriber. For the first few weeks, I recognized all the email addresses of the people who joined.
But on September 3, 2015, I received the first notification that included a stranger’s email. Here’s the email (blurred the details for privacy):
Welcome to this guide for writing articles. I will share everything I’ve learned about writing articles with you. I started my blog in 2015, and I’ve published over 350 articles. Whether you’re reading this guide as a blogger, journalist, student, or writing enthusiast, know that […]
No. At least, I haven’t found it yet. And I guess the same goes for you. Otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this. These days, I’m seeing more and more people who pretend they have the “blueprint to success.” And that they can teach others how […]
“How do I build an audience? Should I try guest posting or focus on building a community on my own site?” I asked myself those questions when I started blogging. I’ve learned that there are three types of options when it comes to building an […]