Writing a newsletter is scary - I receive newsletters from a few organisations and companies and I am always interested in the written and visual content - and most of them look so amazingly perfect, well-polished and confident. Tonight I finished our August newsletter and then pushed the 'send' button - it was really scary because the only other newsletter I've done I had my friend Frances here with me and we both checked it over and worked on the visuals and format together.
Tonight I had to be brave and do it myself -because that's what you have to do when you are a micro business - learn how to do it yourself and pray that it is going to be OK, and that it will get easier! How many times as a parent and teacher have I said "It'll be OK, the first time is often scary, but when you've done it once it will get easier." Well, here's hoping my many time repeated words of encouragement are right!
I had planned for the newsletter to be out a couple of weeks ago, amidst the McLean birthday celebrations, but it was not to be so. However we are still going to give you a purse valued at $35 for every order over $150 as a wee gift from us.
I will hopefully have the Harlech Houndstooth Merino cross scarves in navy and white online within the next day or two - if you look tonight you will be searching in vain - it was a case of getting the newsletter out tonight, or there being a risk or not getting it out at all this month if I waited until I was completely ready.
Rod and Jazz have been really busy weaving out in the shed - I will have more to show you in the September newsletter .... hopefully!!