So, I’ve never sent out a newsletter before but I just saved my very first draft of my very first one! And I just sent a test one to my email address and I GOT IT!!!! Holy smokes I can’t believe it worked!
Lol, I feel so accomplished that I managed those 2 little things. But we all have to start somewhere right? 🙂
I’ve been thinking that a quarterly newsletter might be the right schedule for me – since I don’t want to bombard everyone with email. And I’ve also been trying to come up with something that would make my newsletter valuable to my subscribers, otherwise, nobody will care and I definitely WANT people to care.
So perhaps my new Subscriber Spotlight would be valuable enough?
This is where I’ll randomly draw ONE of my subscribers immediately prior to sending out this quarterly newsletter. The winner will be announced IN the newsletter. Then this subscriber will have the next 3 months to redeem my promotion of their blog, social media, giveaway, product, etc. They’ll get a dedicated blog post titled the “Subscriber Spotlight” for that quarter, and a shout-out on my social media.
This promotion is subject to my discretion however, just in case it doesn’t align with what I’d like to present to my audience. For example, I would decline promoting something illegal or something that may cause controversy among my audience. I hope that’s agreeable to us all.
Anyhow, I hope all that made sense. I tried to keep it simple.
And I’ll share with you all how I do my drawings. I don’t use a widget or an app. I simply use Excel. If you’re interested in how to use Excel for drawings, I’ve shared the formula in this post here.
I’ll be sending out my newsletter for Quarter 2 of 2021 immediately after this holiday weekend.
Be sure to go ahead and subscribe now so you’re in the drawing for my very first Subscriber Spotlight, where you can promote something important to you! Good luck everyone!
4 Replies to “I’m Excited to Launch My 1st Subscriber Spotlight”
First off, a HUGE congratulations for getting out your first email!!! I’m actually in the same boat as you, except I haven’t gotten far enough to be ready to send anything yet. I saw you say “just those 2 little things.” Girl! Don’t belittle what you’ve accomplished! That is not as easy as some people may think!! You should be proud of yourself! Hell, I only know you through your writing, and I’m proud of you! I aspire to do the exact same! I’ve just recently got back into blogging, and I have been wanting to start a newsletter for so long now, but it seems so difficult. That’s why I need to just dive in and learn! And just as you do, I want people to WANT to be subscribed and actually be interested in reading my newsletters. I’ve been trying to come up with something cool, too. Your Subscriber Spotlight is an AMAZING idea!!! How could people NOT be interested in that?? Genius! I really like it. I most definitely want to read your newsletter, so I’ll need to sign up! I definitely want to help and watch you grow on your journey! That’s so exciting! Ok maybe my idea of exciting is nerdy lol but I’m trying to do the same exact thing, so it’s really cool to me. Be proud girl!!! I can’t wait to read your emails!! 🙂
Yay girl! I’m glad me and you are close together in this process! It’s good to have a blogging buddy, just to keep each other motivated or maybe even run ideas by! Definitely reach out if you think I can help you. But just keep in mind that I’m not an expert by any means. Most of what I do, I figure out on my own by trial-and-error. But if it can help you too, then I don’t mind sharing! Just let me know! And… I wish you the best of luck with your blog and newsletter too! I hope I’ll be telling you congratulations soon too! 🙂
This is a great incentive for joining an email list! (And yes, I did sign up…thanks for the opportunity!)
Aw thank you! Good luck! I’ll do the drawing in October, just a few more days! 🙂