A friend recently emailed me some encouragement that started with a qualification I hear a lot: “I haven’t read everything you’ve written, but…”
That’s a standard approach to blogs for a lot of readers, I think. And I don’t mind it at all. Some people might say I don’t read everything I write, a charge that might be more true than I should admit publicly. But as Chesterton once remarked, my firm belief in the division of labor excuses the writer from the onerous duty of reading his own work.
As I asked around to these casual readers of Mere-O, I gathered that their infrequent reading causes them to miss some of (I think) our best posts. And that’s something that makes me a little sad.
To remedy that, I am introducing Mere-O Monthly, an email newsletter that we’ll send out once a month that will highlight the “best posts” (the only criterion for which are those posts I like best) at Mere-O throughout the month.
We may send it out if there’s a special announcement, but it will have to be something pretty special–like a publication or a book deal. I hate email spam, and I wouldn’t wish my inbox on anyone. So my promise is to only send additional emails when I know it’s something really, really exciting. And frankly, that doesn’t happen all that often.
So, if you’re a casual reader of Mere-O and want the occasional reminder to check in, I’d encourage you to sign up. And if you know others who might be interested as well, it would be great if you would pass the word along.
Meantime, thanks for reading. We are excited about what we’re doing here at Mere-O, and your attention is deeply, deeply appreciated.