A couple of days back, a colleague dropped me an email saying that she was moving on to pastures new, and asking that I keep in touch with news about my poetry.
My colleague’s email got me thinking (not for the first time), that I should, perhaps start an occasional newsletter concerning my poetry, books I have enjoyed reading Etc.
There are a fair few friends and acquaintences who enjoy my poetry but who do not visit my blog on a regular basis. Of course I can email friends on an informal basis. However this can be time consuming and its easy to forget to send an email to John or Jill unless you have a definitive list of interested parties to hand.
Of course a newsletter would need to comply with data protection legislation (The General Data Protection Regulations, GDPR).
I would be interested in the views of my readers as regards author newsletters. Do you write or read them? Also, if you would be interested in a newsletter please let me know.
At present this is just the germ of an idea which may not come to fruition. But it is, I believe worth exploring.