So a couple weeks ago, I did a thing. I started my very first email list. Here are a couple reasons why I started it:
- It helps me stay in touch personally with my followers.
- It helps them understand me more and get to know me a bit better.
- It’s a practical way to remind others of my work.
- It’s fun. Scrumptiously fun.
I want to use this post to explain how my email list works and why it’s such a great way to stay in touch with me and my work.
The first awesome thing is that through these emails, you get biweekly updates of my latest content on my blog as well as guest posts I’ve done elsewhere. This way, you don’t have to remember to check my blog site for new content. All you have to do is sign up ( by entering your, and the reminder will come straight to your inbox.
Second, you get to know me a bit more personally. I will be sharing a bit about what I have been learning/wrestling with, and also resources and fun things like music and podcasts that I enjoy. So you get BONUS CONTENT! And best of all, you get secret content or early content that others don’t have access to.
Here is a quick taste of what I might put in my email list:
Hello my friends!
How are you doing? These last two weeks have been a bit of a blur… School has started up, and yeah. School has started up. School = busy. However, I continue to send these emails, not to keep up with my schedule, but to keep myself sane. Just kidding.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about juggling my writer-related-stuff with my school life. It’s hard. Organizing and making good use of my time doesn’t come naturally to me, But like my instructor Brett Harris has told me, (as he has told many), you shouldn’t take your struggle and make it into an excuse for laziness. We should strive to become excellent in all areas, even if it’s hard.
So I’m learning, and honestly, failing most of the time, to use my time well. I’m usually lazy, but I have to constantly remind myself that my time is not my own and I’m simply a steward of all God has given to me. I can’t just use my time however I’d like. This is God’s time.
I love Jaquelle Ferris and Sean Crowe’s podcast Age of Minority. It’s a podcast for teens about the gospel. It’s such a fun and helpful podcast to listen to. They have so much wisdom and are Biblically sound. They also did an episode about being a steward of what God has given you, which has been super helpful to me.
I just recently posted an article that walks through the passage Matthew 12:33-37. It talks about the importance of our words. This might sound kind of stereotypical for a writer to be talking about, but I struggle with my spoken words. The out-loud words. This article challenges both myself and others to think biblically about our words and ask ourselves: How Strong Are Our Words?
Here’s your encouragement for the day…
I am surrounded
On every side, can’t see the light of day
But I am persuaded
Beyond all hope, You won’t let go of me
I stake my claim on every word You say
You will not be late
I will sing through ﬁre and thunder
‘Cause You are on my side
I trust You with my life
I know my story, it isn’t over
Even against all odds
You are a faithful God
You’re faithful God
-Faithful God by I AM THEY
So that gives you a good idea what my email list might look like 🙂
I hope this makes you want to get more awesome content like this in your email box, and also want to get some news and content before everyone else who follows my blog.
And here’s the surprise you have all been waiting for: I will do a special giveaway when I get 50 email subscribers. *yay*
I can’t wait to share more of “me” and my life with you! I’ll see you there!
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