BITS 'N' TIDBITS
"What the heck is this?" you ask. Early in the development of the internet, I played with developing an e-zine. It was actually fun, and met with some success. The e-zine as a "Newsletter for busy creative entrepreneurs seeking alternatives in a topsy-turvy world. Weekly informative and inspirational essays, humor, lifestyle and business tips and more. A touch of balance for a highly technological world."
I had a lot to learn during that time. In fact, this effort seems very amateurish today. I ultimately put Bits 'N' Tidbits' on hiatus in September of 2004. There were a number of reasons for this. Other projects at the time took precidence. Spam was at an all-time high at that time and I didn't want Bits to get caught up in that. And, I had serious doubts about the true validity of the publication.
I tend to be pragmatic. I watched my own behavior and realized that even those e-zines I sign up for come in such volumes that I rarely have time to read them. My email box was getting cluttered with interesting "some day I want to read this" mail. Worse, I was seeing a surge in frequency of email sent by hungry marketers all vying for our immediate attention. And I didn't want to get caught up in that. So, for the time, I decided to devote my energy to more productive pursuits...like making a living <grin>.
I have, however, decided to leave those published issues right here. I do think there's some worthy stuff that might do someone some good. And, if nothing else, it might prove informational for people who might want to try an e-zine.
That being said, IF I see any interest in people who might be interested in my reviving a similar e-zine, I will definitely consider doing this again. If I do, the same policies will stand:
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Meanwhile, I invite you to think about taking a look at http://CreativeOptions.com/Blog/ I'll be including some similar articles there from time to time.