As I write this post, which you should receive on Wednesday January 4th, it’s actually Tuesday the 3rd, in an unusually cold, wet California. Where oh where did those blue skies go?
Anyway, like many, I’m back at work after a longish break over Christmas and New Year but – boy – it seems hard to get going again. In fact I’ve sat for over an hour willing myself to write this. Not because anything’s particularly wrong (although I did get bitten by a dog yesterday, but that’s another story) but simply because the new year has caused me to reflect on what I’m doing, and where things are going.
Although I’m hugely grateful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback from Moodnudges readers, it feels to me as though it’s time for some kind of refreshment.
When I started writing these kinds of posts, back in Moodscope days, I think things were different in terms of online content. A few months from now, I’ll have been writing regular mood-related emails for ten years. A whole decade.
Back in 2007, emailed newsletters were still somewhat novel, and the daily volume of messages arriving in people’s inboxes felt much, much lower than it does today. Nowadays, however, I know I have to allocate at least an hour a day to go through my emails, the great majority of which aren’t for me personally. Most just get clicked and ignored.
There’s no way I’m unique in this. I’m sure you must find yourself drowning in emails at times, too.
So something, I think, needs to change – but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe I could be writing much shorter content, published reasonably frequently? Or we could go the other way, with weekly posts that are more in-depth? There again, perhaps video or audio would be a better format than the written word?
I wonder if you have thoughts on this? What would you like to see? What would be useful?
What’s the single biggest problem you have that I might be able to help with?
I’d love to know what you think, so I truly encourage you to add a comment to the Moodnudges blog. It feels like a golden opportunity to engage you and our other brilliant readers in some interactive dialogue.
I can’t wait to see what people say, even if it’s simply to brag that the weather’s warmer where you are, and that you didn’t get bitten by a dog.
Woof woof. Happy new year!