Five Ways to Boost E-Newsletter Readership

I sent out the first issue of my e-newsletter The Writer’s Block more than a decade ago in 2011. Since I’d been writing and editing newsletters going all the way back to my first professional job in 1985, this was an obvious step for me to take as a new full-time…

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Five Tips for Publishing a Great Newsletter

Have you ever heard the saying, “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes”? It refers to how sometimes people who are experts at something in their professional life neglect this very thing in their personal life. You know … like a cobbler’s children walking around barefoot or with shoes that have…

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Five Benefits of Newsletter Publishing in 2022

When I graduated college in 1985 with a degree in Advertising, I had big plans to get a job with an advertising agency and become the next Don Draper. Alas, it turned out the agencies weren’t beating down the doors to hire fresh-out-of-college grads who were very wet behind the…

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Why E-Newsletters Are Still Effective Marketing Tools

I’ve been writing content for newsletters for (gulp!) almost 37 years now. The medium has changed drastically since I started my professional writing career in the 1980s working for a newsletter publishing firm. The biggest change, of course, is the shift from paper to electronic newsletters. I remember when this…

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My Top 6 Newsletter Publishing Tips

My very first professional job after I graduated college in 1985 was with a newsletter publishing company. Of course, this was back when newsletters were printed on paper and sent out to readers via snail mail. I’ve been working on newsletters ever since then. I guess you could say that…

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Is There Still a Place for Print Newsletters in Your Marketing Quiver?

This year marks 35 years since I walked across the stage at the University of Florida in Gainesville to receive my college diploma. Ironically, this is also the year that my daughter Natalie will walk across the stage to receive her college diploma from Georgia College University. Natalie has a…

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6 Tips for Writing Great E-newsletter Articles

Email has been in widespread use for about 30 years now. During this time, it has become both a blessing and a curse. On the positive side, email has made it easy to communicate in writing with anyone, anywhere and at any time. But on the negative side, most people…

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