It’s been a minute. I had intended to return to this newsletter sooner, but that didn’t happen. In fact, it’s been eight months since it last went out!
But I have good news. Well, maybe it’s just news. Either way, here it is: NPNR is back! I know what you’re thinking:
But stick with me, as there are some changes coming to NPNR. This is a short note to let you know what I’m planning, and what you, my beloved subscribers, should expect:
This newsletter will now be published by Xyston. That’s my new editorial services company — I’m a full-time freelance writer, and there are some advantages to forming a business under which to conduct (some of) my writing. As such, that’s what I’ve done. Xyston is currently a one-man operation, although I’ll probably be looking for some help at some point in the next several months. If you have an interest in some part-time work (think editorial assistant type of duties), let me know!
This newsletter was traditionally focused on finance — I’m changing that up a bit. Finance and money will still be a big focus of mine (perhaps the biggest), but I want to broaden the scope here. So, officially, I’ve changed the tagline. Not Pretty, Not Rich is now “a newsletter about doing things the hard way.”
There’s a new URL: It’s www.notprettynotrich.news.
I aim to publish on Tuesdays. Previously, I was sending it out on Fridays.
I’m looking at monetization options. There’s some significant time and money that’s been invested in getting NPNR to its current state, and as such, I need to find a way to make it pay. I’m not adding a premium subscription tier, but I will be looking at the possibility of including ads and bringing sponsors into the fold. Of course, I don’t anticipate that this will have any effect on the content.
I aim to start publishing weekly again in February. My main issue, when I initially put NPNR on hiatus, was that I was strapped for time. I hoped to streamline my work and get more organized in the meantime (and I have), but I’m somehow busier than ever. I don’t anticipate getting less busy, so I guess I’ll just need to lean into it!
You can consider it sort of a “soft reboot” — those are trendy these days. I mean, they’ve done like three different “Spiderman” movie series since I’ve been in high school. So, why not a new, improved (at least slightly different), rebooted version of NPNR?