Last month I decided to share what was on my heart and wrote an open letter to the community. Let me just say the response I received was overwhelming.
I was blessed with support, words of encouragement and quite a bit of gratitude for what we’ve done so far. In short, it was humbling.
Over the past month I’ve had time to reflect on things — specifically the direction of No Sidebar. And in the spirit of keeping things simple, and letting you enjoy this fine summer weekend, I’ll sum it up:
1. No Sidebar is not closing down.
I love what we’ve built and I just don’t want it to end. I believe the road ahead of us is much longer than the road behind, so we’re going to keep it going!
2. The Monday newsletter is going to stay intact.
The format might look a little different, but we’ve assembled a team of writers (aside from me) that will serve as the core contributors for now.
If you’re wondering who they are, here ya go:
- Hilary Barnett — The New Mystique / Facebook
- Melissa Camara Wilkins — Less Busy, More Being / Facebook
- Erica Layne — Let Why Lead / Facebook
- Robin Shliakhau — Simplify & Pursue / Facebook
Be sure to check out their websites and follow their Facebook pages!
3. We’re still open to guest contributors.
If you’re interested in writing for us, we’d be happy to have you and would love to share your work in front of our audience.
Guest posts will be published Tuesday thru Fridays, and will be shared on our Facebook page. It’s a great way to build your brand and spread your message.
4. Follow our Facebook page, well, because.
One of the changes we will be making is the removal of links from the community in the newsletter. We really want to protect that space for the authors, placing emphasis on their message without distraction.
So the natural thing for you to do is join our Facebook community, as that is where we’ll be sharing all of the inspirational posts and images we find.
5. Design a Simple Life in 30 Days.
Our team is busy writing an email course that will help inspire and challenge you on designing a simple life. It’ll be great stuff, trust me.
We look forward to making an announcement on that soon, and can’t wait to walk with you on your journey. We’ll have a private Facebook group for those who sign up, and that alone with be worth the small price of admission.
And there you have it …
That’s the future of No Sidebar, and I’m thrilled to keep this going. It’s been so much fun so far, and I can’t wait to see where we go from here.