Each week I log into my newsletter portal, after the launch of a new blog post, and see how many of my emails were opened, clicked on, bounced, or sent to spam.
As someone who invests a lot into writing from the heart, I have to look at the numbers through the lens of my brain, or I will become too emotional by any one thing negative overpowering the many things positive.
Even when multiple comments come in, and I hear people talking about what’s been written, sharing it with others, you still feel a sting when someone leaves.
A few people drop off each week, but it’s not a huge number for the amount of subscribers who willfully joined the band after seeing me speak at an event.
But they still leave. And that stinks.
There are multiple great gifts to a writer from a subscriber:
A comment publicly displayed on the post can truly lift your spirit.
A private message can spark a whole new friendship and more post ideas in the future.
A sharing of the post on social media can lead you to a new audience.
These are all wonderful gifts from readers.
And then people retire from their jobs… the account sits dormant… and I have to let it go for a long time before entering the system and deactivating their subscription.
Yet of recent I have received a few really amazing emails that have made me so happy.
Those who are retiring have reached out and said, “I am coming to the end of my time at my work, and the email associated with receiving your weekly blog posts needs to be changed so I can receive it after my retirement. Please switch it to my personal email.”
There’s no outright compliment in that wording, and yet, I’m not sure of a higher compliment as a writer than to still be wanted in the inbox of someone going to the next phase of their lives.
Even into retirement where no one wants emails ever again!
I appreciate the promise of communication, in any form, and I promise to communicate better as I learn how to do so from everyone I associate with.
I wish you, and all readers, at work and into retirement, many blessings in living The Promise.
Thank you for reading and sticking around.
~ Jason Hewlett
Husband, Father, Writer, Mentor, Hiker
- Speaker Hall of Fame * Award-Winning Entertainer * Coach & Mentor
- World’s Only Keynote Speaker utilizing entertainment, musical impressions, and comedy to Create Legendary Leadership through the Power of Commitment
- Author of “The Promise To The One”
28 thoughts on “Subscriber Retires”
Thank you Brother!
i look forward to reading your blog every Sunday and am always curious what you will write about. Your stories are always so interesting. Thank you for putting so much effort into what you do. Also, remember to be kind to yourself.
You’re such a great support to me, my friend, thank you so much.
I am a retiree and look forward to your posts weekly. Thank you for all that you do.
Thank you so much for saying so Rob.
That’s what I did in 2019, and I’m still checking in with you once a week! Thank you, Jason!
Cindy! I remember that. You are awesome. Thank you.
In my opinion we should never retire from uplifting , inspirational messages like the ones you write about. Thank you for sharing!
That’s so well said, and I so fully agree!
Keep on writing we are listening!
I look forward to your life lessons every week. Just like your book The Promise to the one, your blogs are about real life.
Thank you for sharing with us your stories!
This is very kind of you, Eric. I look forward to our upcoming conversation!
Thank you for your weekly posts! I read every one. AND, I like the new photo at the end!
Hey! Thank you Kris, you’re the first to comment on the photo, which is the first time I’ve posted my new head shots in any place. You’re very kind to say you read them all, that means a great deal.
Thank you for your uplifting messages! I had to share your recent “Snow and Ice are everywhere” blog with my Church group last week! And I’m from sunny Arizona and thought you were spot on. You are so inspired! Thank you!!
Thank you so much Diane! I love knowing that you shared it with them. That is amazing.
I always enjoy what you share. I appreciate your high moral character, your humor and your human-ness. Thank you for keeping it real.
Thank you so much Celeste, what nice things to say. I hope the school year has gone well for you!
Thank you for sharing this, Jason. I look forward to your messages each week, although I almost never post comments or respond. This is a great thought of the value in giving you feedback through comments or messages. Your posts are truly valued, you provide a great source of positivity that we need more of today, so keep ’em coming, and thank you!
Wow! Thank you so much Seth, this means a great deal to me.
Barring complete economic failure, you can still send your weekly message to my current email for the next five years, then we can think about which email to send to as I will be retired at that point. Thanks for all you do!!
LOL! Thank you very much. That is high praise and a great compliment. Here’s to another great 5 years of keeping your Promise at work.
Thank you for your weekly messages. When I stop and take the time to read your messages, I always come away with a smile.
That means a lot Zaira, thank you!
I love your emails, even though I’m not a “weekly” reader. Your emails may sit unopened in my inbox far too long, but I never discard one. They are far too insightful, entertaining, thoughtful… to just delete without reading. I have wonderful memories of my time in NSA.
What a sweet thing to say and amazing compliment. Thank you!