Also, you may have noticed, I didn’t send out the Newsletter on Wednesday. The metrics have been a bit soft since I moved it to Wednesday, and though there’s a lot of variables to consider, I’m going to continue the experiment of moving the day when it delivers around. Also, sending it out on the same day as an Omnium Gatherum is a lot of stuff to send out on one day, especially if I end up with people supporting the Newsletter as Members, who would then be getting both on the same day in a short span of time. So, yeah, I’ve definitely talked myself into moving the day. I’ve been waffling on what day to try though: Saturday (even though there’s an OG that goes out the very next day) or Friday (which would put more space between them, but I have this feeling that sending the Newsletter on Friday might be getting it lost as people wind down their week). Not absolutely sure yet, but I’ve not tried Saturday yet, so let’s give that a go for a little bit and see how that feels.
This week I got the next Postal Exchange for Patrons ready to go out, so that’s spiffy! I also need to start thinking about putting together what I have for another issue of the Zine, which I’d like to put out at Aphelion, in July; and if there’s not enough to put out another call for stuff and try for Perihelion in 2022 instead. And, of course, I’m also starting to think about the next anthology, Magick, Music and Ritual 16
, for 2021 / An V:vii, and this year’s Patron and Subscriber exclusive This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3
. And, I have to get settled on what Patreon merch to create for the last new tier next month, after having just added wall posters, which I’ll mention below, before I start wrapping around and replacing designs. There’s a lot of stuff to do that’s quickly coming up!
In other news, I’m about to give up on the experiment I started of switching from highlighting links at Amazon to highlighting links to Bookshop. It’s been a failure. The numbers of people that use Bookshop links has been vanishingly, calculus of zero, small. I’d love to leave Amazon, for various reasons, as the primary featured link to books, but it’s it’s just not working. It was a great idea. I had my heart in the right place. I’ll probably still link to Bookshop along with everything else, as an option for people, even though linking to all the things takes a lot of work, but I just don’t see that having Bookshop as the primary destination for links to books makes any sense if almost no one uses them. Bummer.
In other, other news, there was a utility guy here this week marking out various existing buried cables from the house to the utility corridor in preparation for laying and burying the new fibre drop. That means things are definitely moving along at pace for 1 Gbps service.
And, as always, I worked on the website, blog, and more … Enjoy!