This from the writing shed

My newsletter is back. Starting up again. Here’s issue one.

It’s not called Shelflife anymore, almost entirely because there are 1,000,000 other things in the world called Shelflife. I know this because I have counted. And tried to buy domain names.

Instead it’s called This from the writing shed, almost entirely because I have a shed in which I work, write and send newsletters from. But it doesn’t really matter what it’s called. It’s what’s on the inside that counts, right?

And inside my newsletter will be new writing from me as well as links to some of the best reading, writing and publishing related stuff I can find. That includes articles, books, apps, videos, podcasts and even tweets. Imagine!

The biggest change is in the platform I’m using. I’ve switched away from the Goliath-sized Mailchimp with all its fancy whatnots and not-needed complexity, and instead I’m using the David-like Revue, which comes with all the things I need for this kind of newsletter, including a catapult.

What else do you need to know? Oh, I’ll be sending these out weekly – on Tuesdays. Or at least that’s the plan at the moment. If it turns out another day works better for you or for me, then I will change it.

And yes, finally, one of the great things about Revue is that you get a fancy website for your newsletter. If you want to go through old editions or send a pal on over to sign up too, that’s the place to do it.

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