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Interlude: The Road to 500 Subscribers (And A Logo!)
Work, as is its habit, saw fit to hijack the spotlight these last few weeks, so unfortunately, there will be no regular issue this Friday.
HOWEVER, I do have an awesome announcement to make, and I’ll also take advantage of this little respite to share some of my plans for this year.
I Have A Logo!
First of all, as you may have noticed if you were paying attention, Practice Space now has a logo. It’s everything I’d imagined it would be when I was sketching out this blog, and honestly, it just feels awesome to have my own logo.
I wish to thank my friend, the supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Andrei Vîrvorea, for making this masterpiece happen. Thanks again, my man, you’ve done an amazing job!
Vîrvo, as he specifically asked us to call him back in the day, is a graduate of the Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, as well as a freelance artist. You can find more of his work on Instagram, at @artech_ai, and I encourage you to give it a look. And if you need some professional visual work done, don’t hesitate to reach out. He’s the nicest guy, and he’ll get the job done.
On the Road to 500 Subscribers
Now, on to nittier-grittier stuff. At the end of last year, I made a list of goals I want to accomplish in 2023. At the top of that list, in bold, bright-blue pen and underlined aggressively, sits this: Get 500 Subscribers.
This is the biggest writing goal I’ve set for myself this year. When I started the blog, it all felt daunting. I had never published on a schedule before, and I didn’t even know what I wanted to say from one week to the next. In writer’s terms, I’m a pantser, not a plotter, which means I never outline my stories or plan anything out in advance. I just write one word, and then the next, and the next. And as it turns out, the ticking clock is a mighty propeller for creativity. It’s been a little over two months since I started Practice Space, and I have a folder brimming with potential titles. It feels good.
Finally, I have something to ask you. If you like the blog at all, and feel like some of your friends or family might like it too, give me a shoutout. Share a link to a post that resonated with you, or even just a little quote. It helps a lot, believe me.
To make it easier for you, here are three posts I love, in no particular order:
No. 5 - On Vastness, a Little (Cosmic) Antidote for Worry
No. 4 - Funeral Blues, or Farewell, My Dear Teacher
No. 2 - Blaze, or Where it all Begins
These are just my first steps on the road to 500 subscribers. But I have time, and I have heart. I just need a little luck.
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