So, for a while now, I have been wanting to become more faithful in sending a regular monthly newsletter to my e-mail subscribers. During March and April, however, a lot of my time and attention blog-related was dedicated to doing a lot of guest posting and getting everything prepared to be able to launch the Home and Hearth podcast at the end of April.
Now that the gargantuan task of getting the podcast off the ground has been successfully completed (thank you, Lord!), I can turn my attention to two things e-mail subscriber related. One being the ebook I’m beginning which will serve as a freebie for my e-mail subscribers only, and the other being this new monthly newsletter!
The Timing of Everything
I’m so excited that you sweet ladies who have chosen to become e-mail subscribers will actually be able to have a newsletter now that you will receive on a predictable schedule, that schedule being once a month, on the last Friday of the month, with the very first one being sent out this month on the 26th (what is this with me and the 26th? The podcast launched April 26th! 🙂 ).
You will still receive the weekly e-mail you have been receiving every Friday which gives you a list of all the posts (articles and podcasts both) which have been released on the blog in the past week). This newsletter will be in addition to that e-mail.
What You Can Expect
I want this new monthly e-mail newsletter to be just like the blog and podcast in that it will be fashioned in such a way so as to help “edify, equip, and encourage women in their journey of Biblical womanhood”. It will also serve to help you feel like you are getting to know me better, as well, for I know we all enjoy when we are able to get to know the face behind the blog we read or podcast we listen to.
To that end, each newsletter will contain features such as:
Family Updates/How our Month has Gone
This will include the highs and lows of that month, what we have been doing, memories made, prayer requests or praise reports we may have to share, that sort of thing.
New Recipes We’ve Tried and Enjoyed this Month
This could be anything from links to recipes I found online and tried or recipes that Owen or I came up with ourselves. I was never adventurous in the kitchen when it came to tweaking recipes or doing my own thing until I met Owen. He’s super creative in the kitchen and some of that adventurous spirit has begun to rub off on me a bit, so that will be fun to share!
Particular Blog Posts or Podcast Episodes That I have Come Across in the Past Month Which have Really Inspired Me and Which I Think Will Encourage You, Too!
I follow several amazing folks online, so am always coming across great content that I want to share. This will be a really fun way to do that!
Any News We Might Have in Terms of New and Upcoming Projects / Opportunities and Ways You can Partner with Us in This Ministry
This could be anything from announcements about writing or book projects I’m starting or invitations to join launch teams for products or a seeking of your input and thoughts on a certain topic for an upcoming project, etc. Super fun!
Any Prayer Requests I Have Received from You All in the Past Month that I am at Liberty to Share with the Rest of the Home and Hearth Community
Obviously, if any of you share a prayer request with me in confidence, those will be kept strictly private. Otherwise, if you have given me permission to do so, I will share prayer requests I receive so that we can all be praying for one another and lifting each other up. For those of you who may not yet know, we have a Facebook Group which I’m hoping to also grow in the next weeks and months into a more active community where we can tangibly work to serve and encourage one another. Please feel free to check that out and join now! We would be thrilled to have you.
Please do send me your ideas for the newsletter and features you would enjoy receiving in it every month! I want it to be the best it can be in terms of encouraging and equipping you for your daily life.
I’m so excited about this new project, and look forward to hearing your thoughts! If you are not already an e-mail subscriber, please sign up below so that you will receive each issue of the newsletter directly into your inbox each month! 🙂