If you write a blog or put out a newsletter (or have been thinking about starting one), you may have wondered from time to time "Is anyone reading what I write?" or "Is it even worth the time I am taking?". This subject has gotten a lot of traction the past week amongst my Coaching Club clients. It first started in the Facebook group and later came up again in our Monthly Mastermind/Workshop yesterday. Here's a little of the wisdom that myself and others shared.
First, EVERYONE is NOT going to read our stuff and that's OK. The world is simply on information overload. When we write, our goal should be two-fold:
One of my clients, Jessica Olivito of the Sozo Group sent out a great newsletter this week. Discussion about it came up in the group and we had people who identified with scenario #1 above and people who identified with scenario #2. I was in scenario #2 and explained how warmed my heart was when I saw the email come through and how I skimmed it and clicked the link but didn't have time to delve into reading. Most people will be in #2, which is frustrating knowing how long we take to put out a newsletter.
What can we learn from this?
Repurposing may seem like tons more work. The point is not to stress, or to add more to your list of to-do's. Instead, to look at your to-do list and see where you can cut work down by using some of what you've already done. Once you do, you'll feel excited because you've taken 1 task that takes so much time and maximized that effort by increasing your visibility and the # of people who see it. The information above, for example, was copied from a comment I posted in my Facebook group.
Let me leave you with a few tips that came from a mastermind discussion. The question proposed to the group was "What do you look for when you decide to read a newsletter?" The responses varied with each person. The lesson here was to be your true self and those who are meant to be attracted to you will be. For those who aren't, that's totally ok. What else did the group share they look for in a newsletter?
The biggest take-away, which pairs well with the information shared above, was "Less is more!"
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