The 100th issue of Unplugging.
Anyone still awake?
Here are my musings on progress so far:
If you’re reading this but haven’t subscribed you can do here:
1. Why do it?
Why start a newsletter in the first place? And why on earth continue?
Good and valid questions.
I suspect I thought it might turn into a thrilling behind the scenes: The Unplugged story, blow by blow. A action packed but clunky first issue suggests as much.
But that hasn’t transpired.
It’s turned into more of random, and bumbling, book club. Please accept my apologies if that’s not what you signed up for.
The role this plays in my life is has surprised me too. It’s not the channel for publicity that, I’ll be honest, I was probably angling for. But a place to reflect each week, to painfully flesh out ideas.
That’s a far better outcome.
2. What’s next?
But I would like to be braver in the next 100.
The editions from which I’ve gained the most, and, probably, given the most are the hardest ones to write.
They’re the ones that lurk in the back of the mind when I sit down each week.
Some weeks I’ll ignore them completely. I’ll cop out and write yet another post about failure, or walking. They’re favourite topics of mine but they’re a complete cop out.
If you read another post about walking it means I couldn’t get the real topic out of my head. So I went for a walk and decided to write about that instead. Please do call me out next time.
If I’m being honest I get caught up in what I should write. Subscribed to this newsletter are:
Unplugged team members
Our land partners
Our cleaning partners
Many of our investors
Not to mention representatives from (at least) five other cabin companies.
Do I write about the big business drama on my mind or yet another book review? You can guess which is easier.
3. A Word to You
So that’s my challenge: To be a little braver.
But to do that I need your help. If you do read this each week:
Call me out. Tell me what you didn’t like. What you did like. What I could better. What you’re curious about. Give me your worst.
I enjoy all the replies. Even the heckles. (thanks Leonard!)
So why not start now. A question to you:
How can improve?
In anything: Life, Unplugged, this newsletter, my dress sense. What ever comes to mind.
What would you say if you didn’t care about what I might think? Say that.
Looking forward to it.
My Week in Books📚
The Chancellor by Kati Marton
The story of Angela Merkel. She’s unique in global politics in the last two decades- a scientist amongst performers. It’s a wonderful book. A remarkable story about a remarkable leader.
I’ll be updating the books I’ve read this year here. Any recommendations? Let me know! See 2021’s books here.
A Final Thought 💡
"Harry then did something that was both very brave and very stupid"
- J.K. Rowling