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Some quick housekeeping + requests
How to navigate this newsletter and get involved
I am feeling overwhelmed by the amount of support I have received upon announcing this newsletter last week. Thank you all for subscribing and placing your trust in me.
I want to give a special shoutout to Alexandra Cohl of Pod.draland for featuring my newsletter in Podcasting by the Moon, as well as Vibe Check co-host & Into It host Sam Sanders for their Instagram shoutout!
As of this update, I am at 97 subscriptions. Can you help me get to 100 subscribers by EOD Wednesday?
Before the first official edition of this newsletter, I want to walk you through the format a little more and request your participation!
I promise, I will usually only email once a week. I thought separating out this information would help keep this information from getting lost.
Intro - The start of the newsletter will preview what is to come along with any announcements. Each introduction will end with sharing an article featuring good news. I’m calling this news, “Keeping the Faith” because as a person who has a middle name that means faith (Imani), it can be hard for me when bad things happen in the world. I know I am not alone, so let’s have some reminders that positive things still happen.
“Theme of the week” - What the curation will focus on that week. Typically 4-5 episodes per theme curated by myself or a guest.
“Calls to action” - Some things you can do that are related to the theme. If you take an action, or another action you believe to be related, let me know in the comments or by email. I really would like to hear from you!
“Spotlight” - Either a show I’d like to share or an interview. If you would like to pitch your podcast, please use this form where you can also flag if you’d be interested in an interview.
Close - A preview of the next week and “An Act of Joy”. My first name means joy (Ayo) and I’ll admit, I’m not always joyful. Social impact work—especially just following the issues—can get heavy, so we need to find moments of levity and self-care. Here I’ll share something bringing me joy, but I would love if you would too!
If you would like to be featured sharing your act of joy, please email soundslikeimpact [at] unofficialsocialchair [dot] com. You can submit at any time, even today!
Please include in the subject line “Act of joy” and the following in the body:
State / Country,
1-2 sentences about what has brought you joy,
any relevant links (e.g. a song, a recipe…), and / or
any photo representing your act of joy (e.g. you skydiving, your pet…)
All the above is what you can typically expect from me, along with things you can do to be part of this newsletter.
Please know that while I currently do not have any ads, I will always disclose when something is a paid advertisement, sponsorship or referral.
If you would like to advertise with this newsletter so we can keep this content going, please get in touch soundslikeimpact [at] unofficialsocialchair [dot] com.
One more thing, if you didn’t fill out the Tell Me About Yourself survey when you subscribed, please do. It will be a huge help to me and won’t take more than 2 minutes of your time.
Housekeeping complete! I’ll be in your inbox again on Wednesday! 😁