After great deliberation on its frequency and format, I sent the first 'sketches & stories' newsletter on July 2, 2019—a 153-word essay titled Out of Context featuring one of my urban sketches at the British Museum. That's when I kickstarted the weekly habit of pairing one of my sketches with a short story and sharing it on the internet. A year later, I published Newsletterversary celebrating an entire year of weekly sketches and stories with fifty-two publications.
Today, I celebrate the second year of this publication with 104 weekly sketches and stories published over 730 days.1
I'm still trying to figure out how to become a good newsletterer. Your replies keep providing me with valuable hints on what 'touches' readers the most. If you've been following long enough, you may have realized I write about ever-changing topics, yet I come back to some often every once in a while. I do my best to allow myself to experiment with different styles and formats.
My main goal with this newsletter is for us to learn about things we didn't know and interiorize well-known concepts that slip our day-to-day but should be more present.
Sharing our worldviews and stories makes us more human and understand what goes on in our minds. I'd encourage you to discover the power of writing: start with one word per day.
I'd love to hear your thoughts, feedback, comments, and suggestions and invite you to write a comment, reply, send me a voice note, or send me a private message.
THANK YOU for pushing me to keep going.
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