Publisher’s Letter: A Look Back (and Forward) in Time
Well, that’s the first month of The Relationship Blogger as a multi-voice publication over, and I must say what an eye-opening experience it has been. We’ve seen some incredible authors flock to us and smash it with their awesome writing. I’m very impressed. I’m also really inspired by the amount of people that have come to The Relationship Blogger in these beginning days. I initially thought gaining writership for the publication would be very hard and drawn out, but already we’ve seen guests come and go and already have five columnists claiming regular spots in our schedule. It’s been incredible!
I’m very proud of everyone that has put the time and effort into this months edition. We couldn’t exist without you. I’m also hopeful that we can branch out into other areas of the blogging community to have our voices heard. We are a multi-voiced community and I’m only hoping to grow that. I’m already learning lots from what has been written so far, I’m looking for others to do that too.
What You Can Expect
Next month we’ll see a few exciting features rolled out. April Brancamp has been lovely enough to create exclusive aromatherapy blends for The Relationship Blogger; quite an exciting opportunity for all of us might I add, because TRB’s proceeds from oil sales this will be going straight back into the growth and development of this platform. I also plan to trial a few other merchandising avenues with t-shirts and mugs. Tell me what you’d like to see!
In addition, we’ll see the introduction of information and design downloads next month. Whilst I’m still deciding what to create and how, I will be placing an option to download a product at the end of certain posts, for example, if an author were to write a post titled, “5 Life Hacks to Feel Better” then there will be an option to download a “Be Well Reminder Calendar” for the low price of $2.00 to support this magazine. This is merely an example of what I plan to have fully functional by the end of May.
I would also like to roll out the delivery of targeted training courses over the next few months. But before I make any moves on this I would like to hear back from everyone that writes here. So that they can decide whether or not they have any ideas for themselves. The aim of this magazine is to make money to create a sustainable platform for authors to have their voices heard and be compensated for their art. This is why I am working to create a highly inclusive monetisation platform.
What I’m Working On
It’s been said to me before that my blog screams of white, heterosexual, married male and I want to remedy this. Explore new areas, reach out to other people and understand life from a different perspective. I’m BIG on inclusion and diversity and really want this magazine to promote similar values. To that end, I’d like to visit different online communities and listen to different set of voices. Is yours one I should visit? Please link below. Want to help me expand the conversation here? Submit your work!
It’s been a great month and I’d like to thank everyone personally who has been involved in getting us off the ground. Having other people help me with my message has improved my mental health exponentially. I no longer feel isolated and solely accountable for what I do, fighting an uphill battle. I feel in a community of people, and that I have others to share in my fight. It’s been good.
Thank you all!
Looking forward to the future,