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5 Reasons Why You Should Not Read Newsletters!

Maybe not the most timely or well-placed article, but nonetheless, one that has value. Like many of you, I am a continual learner. I love to learn new things and apply them to my life and while reading newsletters sometimes contain valuable tidbits of information, they rarely give you the depth on a subject that is going to be a true benefit to you.
When I first started readying news- letters and blogs I became consumed with them. I would spend hours every day, gathering bits and pieces of information, just enough information to make me dangerous. Honestly, give me two facts that you have learned from a newsletter that you remember. Point proven. The more time I have spent/wasted gathering these wonderful tidbits, the less time I have had to become the expert in what really excited me.
For me, the true value of a newsletter became quite apparent when I increased my trivial pursuit skills but remained unknown in my area of expertise. Newsletter’s do provide me with value when they guide me to websites, upcoming workshops, books, conferences, webinars, and multiple opportunities for me to grow in my chosen area are what I find valuable.
Here are the top five reasons most newsletters fail:
  1. They try to solve all your problems in 3 paragraphs.
  2. They provide too little valuable information to make a different in the reader’s life.
  3. They don’t highlight the upcoming opportunities.
  4. They are trying to sell you something.
  5. They focus on what “they” think you need rather than what you really want.
A friendly piece of advice, don’t waste your valuable time learning things you don’t want to know.  Focus on your passions and find a resource that directs you there.
  1. Chun Deanne
    Chun Deanne09-19-2012

    I only use Google Adsense. Quiet okay… i’ll try to monetize some of these far too to acquire more income. Thanks for sharing!

    • Anonymous

      I saw your comment to David.Now my next mission is to find all of these other hidden ones.New title for you The ELUSIVE Blog Whisperer

      • Sergey

        ALi jan, that is a heck of a lot for ONE MAN in a YEAR:) Bravo my friend isn’t it amazing how we don’t see all that we do and being put down on a list as such just brings it into a much clearer and wider perspective..aye?!!! Best wishes to you and many more new/happening/ongoing projects to follow

  2. Reyes Cegla
    Reyes Cegla09-19-2012

    Solid put up. I had not consider the linkage rule. I had been linking back and forth devoid of giving a assumed. Thanks for the information.

    • Amira

      Wow, really? A psoefrsional writer for a website that promotes running would take the time out of his day to bash on a guy who has spent two of the last three months of his life trapped underground and then ran a marathon? Was this supposed to be funny? Because it wasn’t.

      • Tyas

        Since there is so many fields of sipcealties that I have a choice of, I still really can’t choose one. So I am going base on my personal experiences. My original goal back in high school and maybe even before that, was to work in a Neonatal ICU! I had a brother that passed before he had his first birthday from heart complications, and that year I spent a lot of time at hospitals with my parents. My goal the first couple of years was to work with babies just like him. That was until I had my own children, I would of still loved to have worked in that career field but the heart ache I would most likely endure when one of those babies did not make it home. I could not have handled!On to more positive experiences, I have worked with the elderly and Geriatrics interests me very much. Being surrounded with people that have lived a fulfilled life is so much more rewarding. Even though at times it is the ending stages of their lives, and it is sad when someone does pass. It’s less of a heartache to know that most of the time they are ready to move on. They are still very dependent on you and when you are able to help them with their needs that’s the most rewarding of all, plus you form a special relationship with the patients and their families.

    • Sagi

      This is the ideal answer. Evernyoe should read this