Okay, I admit it. I have a newsletter phobia.
I delay and delay and delay sending out newsletters, miss opportunities, swoon over my artist friends’ newsletters, stress about it, feel inadequate- you get the picture. But why? Part of it is that I feel invasive sending emails when people are inundated with emails. Part of it is that I have a hard time selling my work. Part of it is that I am a little afraid. When I was young, I heard over and over, “Don’t wear out your welcome.” It went something like this:
Me (4th grade): Mom, can I stay over Kim’s house tonight?
Mom: Well, I don’t know. You might be wearing out your welcome. You’ve been there all day.
(Yikes!) Who wants to do that? I wrote a heartfelt post about this concept titled, Being Big. I am learning to let my light shine bigger. Truth is, I want my light to shine as bright as possible.
But, good news! I think I had a little breakthrough with my newsletter phobia today. I wrote my newsletter in less than an hour. Wow. And it is lovely.
You can sign up over on the right because I am offering *buy one get one free* this weekend only, for newsletter subscribers along with some new goodies!
And I promise not to overwhelm your inbox now that I am phobia-free. Pinkie swear.
Lots of Love and Sunshine,
Yipeeeeeeeee! I am so happy to hear that you are doing a newsletter. I’m signing up right after I write this.
Lori, I would welcome absolutely anything that you offer, with open arms and a grateful heart.
THAT painting…. speechless. I LOVE that painting!
Seeing and feeling your beautiful bright Light, my friend. Loving you dearly.
I can so relate – heard that all the time, too! But remember, dear one, that subscribers have given YOU their email address, actually looking forward to hearing from you! And holy crap – I don’t think I’m signed up myself! So, I’m off to do that now! xoxo
I need some of that getting-over-newsletter-phobia mojo!!! LOL I have a mailing list, I just don’t ever use it! o0 You give me hope that I might be able to figure it out!
LOVE the newsletter. It just arrived in my inbox. I am now inspired to begin creating one, too. 🙂
Have a beautiful birthday weekend, dear Lori. Sending you so much love and a big hug.
Oh, THANK YOU for this post. I am trying to set up a Facebook page for my studio and I am terrified. I’m actually checking out my favorite artist’s sites right now to see if they’re on Facebook and how they set up their pages (looks like you’re not on there!) and I saw this post. I am still scared, but I am taking a deep breath now, and I’m going to go for it. I am also going to go sign up for your newsletter. I CAN’T wait to see it!
Ooops! You are on Facebook! I just saw the button!
Oh…you’ve echoed my sentiments perfectly!!! The whole newsletter idea totally scares me. You’re inspiring me to give it a go!
i read your newsletter and it was lovely!! But i know exactly what you mean…and i have to admit that i have not sent one out in a few years!! ugh!
What a wonderful painting… love this!
Thank you for sharing your talents, always <3
Hi Lori, I am so excited about your newsletter! Thank you also for the sale in your shop…it is my hubby’s and my anniversary this week and we are picking out some prints as part of our celebration! I just can’t decide which one I want! (He already picked which one he wants…)
i love how the girl in this picture looks just like you! kudos on getting over your newsletter phobia — i already know i won’t get there. i am too disorganized!
I love your art it has a nice positive message to it. The colors are bright and vibrant. It’s very whimsical and upbeat. Beautiful work.
You are so welcomed. Spread your wings and share your joyful colors and inspiring words.
You shine so bright.
I found one of your works on pinterest and I am so glad I did! You work speaks so clearly and beautifully. thank you for being open and real in your work.