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👨‍🔬 Things I’m experimenting with

  • Curating a mail list takes way more time than I initially expected. Unfortunately most of that time is taken from what I would otherwise spend on writing my own original content. I have not published any post or article (other than elproducto) since more than two months ago.
  • Medium is not the right platform for starting a small newsletter. Yes, it looks pretty and neat, however: 1) Medium can only help you growing audience within it’s own user base (and your Medium contacts). Until you build your audience, you can pretty much get the same or more exposure from any other publishing platform. 2) Most of my readers are not active Medium users, therefore I’m not getting much benefit from features like Share or Like.
  • People showing interest and appreciation for the hard work. I will be honest: I wanted to give up after the second edition. Then a couple of friends started sharing the link to elproducto out of the blue. Then I started getting the first subscriptions from unknowns. Then people that I admire (for being cool and smart , for their career achievements, for their talent, passion and determination on their fields of expertise, and for many other reasons) subscribed, sent me feedback and shared the newsletter. You are probably one of them. Thank you.
  • I am writing. A lot. Despite not having as much time as I wished for in-depth product posts, elproducto is helping me building the writing habit I always wanted to get into but I never managed to.
  • I am reading. Maybe too much. Before I used to scan through newsletters, Medium articles, social media, tech sites, etc. Now that I have to share the content I spend more time reading properly, not just scanning. I want to make sure I don’t publish crap, for what I need to ensure I understand well what I’m reading and that the sources are reliable.
  • I am considering changing the frequency. Switching to a bi-weekly format would give me some time to focus on writing original content. As with everything in elproducto, I will just give it a go and test it.
  • I stick to the mail list. I will soon stop publishing the newsletter on Medium. See reasons above. Wanna keep reading elproducto? You can subscribe to the mail list here.

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