JENELLE CARTER

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Writing is hard

Writing is hard

Writing is hard. This is something that I was aware of before beginning this newsletter practice, but I'm finding that things aren't exactly going as I had envisioned. One of the main reasons I started writing a newsletter was so that I could have a medium of...

Today’s writing realities

Today’s writing realities

This is my fourth attempt at writing a newsletter today. After spending twenty or thirty minutes on three separate topics, I got annoyed and switched gears. I wasn't annoyed at any of the topics; they're all topics I want to write about, but I just wasn't "feeling"...

Don’t get ahead of yourself in the early stages

Don’t get ahead of yourself in the early stages

When I was in the early stages of considering an email newsletter I was overwhelmed by the process. I spent hours researching different newsletter providers. I knew what the go-to ones were, but I wanted to make sure I found one that would give me the best bang for my...

The gift of invisibility

The gift of invisibility

Jon Acuff, in his book Quitter: Closing the gap between your dream job & your day job, reflects on his first blog that almost no one read and that didn't grow despite him showing up and writing for an entire year. "Looking back on it, I needed that year. I needed...

Why I finally started an email newsletter

Why I finally started an email newsletter

I did it! I started an email newsletter. This is something that's been on my to-do list for quite some time but I've finally found a way to do it that I think will work for me. What is that way? To write an email newsletter for me. That might sound counterintuitive...

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