Not a Newsletter: 02/11/18


And we’re back! Two weeks in a row is kind of an achievement around here, if you’ve been unfortunate enough to be following me and my stop-and-start blogging for a while.

This week’s Not a Newsletter is a little bit late, as I worked more this weekend than planned (as you’ll see below). That also prevented me from watching as much of Altered Carbon as I wanted. OK, the Olympics took up some of that TV time too.

But I’ve been kind of sluggish all week after staying up all night to write after the Super Bowl. Nothing makes me feel older than how long it now takes to recover from pulling an all-nighter. Too old for that shit.

Pretty productive week in the Casselbloggy offices. Here’s what we have to show for it:

So It Was Written

* The 10 best Super Bowl LII commercials: It was a Tide ad, guac without chips and getting old

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Not a newsletter: 02/03/18


Hey, how are you? You doing well? Managed to avoid that flu going around, I hope? Well, you look good. Whatever you’ve been doing, it’s working.

It’s been a long time since I’ve written something that wasn’t at least a little bit work-related. I’ve been wanting to get back to that for a while. During that time, I’ve been sneaking out on Squarespace and flirting with WordPress — largely because it’s what I use for work, so I’m really familiar with it and it feels easier.

Part of me thinks I should keep using Squarespace, so I can be more versatile, still do some HTML, etc. Plus, I somehow managed to create more of a website there and not just a blog. Though I never devoted the time — or had the know-how — to take it where I wanted to go.

So I’m giving this a try to see how it goes. And I hope to write something — anything — at least once a week to keep the lights on and the cobwebs out. I know I’ve said that many, many times and if you’ve been friends with me or been following me for a while, you’re read that before. It’s a constant work in progress.


Anyway, I’m a fan of newsletters. I subscribe to far too many of them, which prevents me from getting anywhere close to Inbox Zero. Subscribing to newsletters, buying t-shirts and socks, and ordering coffee from different roasters around the country are my three vices. Or the vices I’m aware of. It could be worse, I tell myself.

I’d kind of like to do a newsletter. But really, they’re just emailed blog posts, right? And I keep saying I’d like to maintain a regular blog again. So this is my newsletter. Or blogsletter. Or a links post. Whatever. I intend to post it every Friday or Saturday. There will probably be Sundays.

Thank you for clicking over, and I hope something here was worth your time. I’ll see you next week — or sooner!

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