When you get that first "Unsubscribe" request, it feels a little like a dagger.
As I started my newsletter, GTI Wednesday, I knew it would happen at some point and I've actually been super pleased that this is the first one since the first newsletter went out in March.
That's a pretty good run.
But it still hurts a little. I think when it's something you're passionate about that you think everyone will be just as excited as you are.
The truth is, they aren't.
While that sounds callous, it's the truth, and sometimes the truth hurts.
The first thing that went through my mind was, "Seriously? You're unsubscribing from a newsletter that promotes simple living and positive vibes? That's like saying you like complicated living and negative vibes."
Yes, I know it's not realistic, but it was my first thought.
If I'm going to make it as a writer, I have to accept that I'm going to lose subscribers along the way. And while it will always probably bother me a little, I choose to focus on the positive which is what I offer anyway.
I love what I do, offering a free newsletter that's a five-minute read of positive nuggets. I love to promote things to read, listen, and do. That might mean promoting a small local business that has a product or service that could be beneficial. It means sharing a tip on health, fitness, or productivity. It might also include a motivational or funny video.
While that might not be everyone's jam, my goal is to add value to the lives of others who do subscribe. Speaking of, if what I've said about GTI Wednesday piques your interest, I would love to have you join the tribe. Subscribe at gettoit11.com.
Today was an opportunity to see how I would react to a real life situation. Not everyone is going to like what I do, and that's okay. Onward and upward!
I'm a lover of life, an eternal optimist, and I have an intense desire to add value through simple living and positive vibes.