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Hello

Today, I zoomed with someone who has been procrastinating about setting up a newsletter.

"Why don't you do it right now?" I asked.

OK, she said.

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So I showed her (by screen sharing over Zoom) the backstage area of this, my newsletter thingy:

Within 10 mins she had set up her own account, using the same platform, ConvertKit, and with a spot of encouragement from me, she created a Landing Page, including headshot, inviting people to sign up for her emails.

Next: a page to use as her Link In Bio on, eg, Instagram.

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Over an hour, we went quite a bit deeper - right up to the point where R.K. said "Wow".

I took this as a sign that the whole business might soon become overwhelming.

To keep it simple, I explained how she might go about sending her first emails.

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"It would be good if we had a gang of people all in the same position as you," I said. "Because I suspect that the only thing holding people back is procrastination."

(A few years ago, I challenged people in the Whizzy Group to do something like that. It was exciting, mutually sustaining.)

R.K. said: "I'll ask around, and see if anyone is interested."

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I hope she does, and I hope they are.

If you're interested in something like that, please let me know.

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That's all for today!

JPF

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John-Paul Flintoff

Hello!, thanks for popping in. I'm a writer, illustrator and performer.

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