This morning I opened my email to find an email titled: Personal Things
I’ll admit, I get a lot of strange emails that arrive in my inbox. No two are ever the same and a good 25% of the time, I have no idea what to expect when I open it because the subject line is so off-the-wall, vague, or just downright strange. Like this one.
It took a few minutes but because I knew who’d sent it, I did open it.
Then I groaned.
A few friends and I are trying to launch a joint newsletter and in it, my friend decided we needed to have a “personal” article about each of the authors and wanted some personal details to share. Uh huh.
So it left me thinking: What in the heck does anyone want to know about authors other than when will the next book be done?
She’s not looking for marketing techniques or sales rundowns or anything else business related, but things going on in our own lives that make us unique. I’m totally stumped. I have a running list, most of which I’ve mentioned here on this blog from time to time and what she doesn’t include, I’ll post later, but I want to know: What do you (as readers) really want to know about us? What makes us more human to you?
(Note, if you are already on my mailing list, you will NOT be mainstream into this one. It is something entirely different.)