On Friday I said I hoped to start an important conversation.
It looks like I did.
I think it’s important to take stock of things every now and then, which is why I asked for feedback from Moodnudges readers.
And what a lot of helpful, reflective, supportive, warm, incisive, and generous feedback I got.
At the time of writing, well over eighty people have taken the time to comment.
Thanks to everyone for their incredibly meaningful advice.
As they’d say in my still relatively new home of California, I certainly felt the love.
So having carefully read and digested every single comment, I now have an action list of 24 items, which feels comforting.
Among them, and suggested by many, is that my writing is better when I include a mention or two of my own personal experiences, so that’s definitely something from me to take on board.
There’s also a feeling among some that the content my occasionally get a little repetitive, and I can definitely tackle this one too.
But overall I felt an overwhelming sense that readers believe that the Moodnudges are helping them, and for me this is both heartwarming and motivating.
Interestingly, one or two people in the comments questioned my wish to increase the circulation of Moodnudges. I think that’s a valid point.
Over the past few months I’ve been working on a book, inspired by what I’ve learned about emotional health over the past eight years or so.
In fact a small band of Moodnudges readers have been helping me by experimenting with a short prototype version.
Right now the book (which is a new kind of 30 day workbook) is mostly written and roughly designed, but I’m just not quite sure yet about my next steps for getting it out there – whether to self–publish it, or to look for a publisher etc.
Naturally I hope that some Moodnudges readers will want a copy, so it feels important to me to build up the list, but I need to do this in a way which continues to feel right, and continues to match my personal values – which are largely about being of service to others.
I’m in the process of reaching out to a circle of people I know who I think will help guide me towards getting the book into lots of people’s hands.
Maybe into yours?
From tomorrow, however, it will be business as usual at Moodnudges.
And right now, thanks again to everyone for their fantastic insight and support.