Ditto all of the above.
I did like possibly doing a favorite video.
Erica is like me on the freebies, I don't get them usually because I may not look at emails daily or weekly, I do go back snd scope out what your 2 cents are on things. You have this Wisconsin/Minnesota quality to your enthusiasm. I am sure you have a life but would love you interviewing any and all in videos, they are fun.
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posted 5 years ago
I love the daily dish email. I find myself clicking on something every day. A lot of permaculture is subject and project oriented, but now I find myself designing systems based off of the great benefits permaculture has to offer. (My notebook is full of scribbles of inventions). So I am going out on a new branch here and suggesting a new topic: Permaculture Systems and Design. I've included one of my own in the picture. (I have several I've written) Even if it is just theory, it would be great to hear from people who have designed complete permaculture systems such as Greening the Desert, Artbermiss System, etc. I do love the email- keep em coming.
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Create the Good Life: Obey Natural Law -New Industry School, Ghana, West Africa
To me, what makes an email great is that the content of the email is relevant and timely. The daily-ish email is THE best sample of great content that is relevant.
Cassie - your passion for the topics really come through in your writing of the daily-ish emails. Your unique bubbly voice also comes through consistently. Few people possess the discipline and enthusiasm to make the daily-ish email happen. You should be proud of your work and and know I, and many others who have posted (or not) in this thread, appreciate your hard work. You are essentially giving all the subscribers multiple spoons every day, which is a beautiful gift to us all
I think it may be tempting to spend time/resources on making the email prettier, but please be careful not to compromise on the content, which is the star of the effort. I personally like that the email is text only, and my research would suggest that the majority of the subscribers check their email on mobile devices, and text is likely the only approach that will work consistently well on any device, as well as not costing much bandwidth to those with limited bandwidth (like me).
Just to give context - I work for a large brand and personally send out more than 100 emails per year as part of my job, so I am subscribed to tons of the best emails out there in a bunch of different industries.
About every third or fourth dailyish e-mail, I find myself wondering in admiring awe, "Where in the world did Paul ever find this person!?" I don't mean to make this feedback about you personally, Cassie, but while information may be just information, when you dole it out, it just feels like the best part of my day and certainly the sunniest thing appearing on my computer. I've seen the voice and tone behind your words enough in the videos to hear it in my head even if it's just words on a screen. So I smile (three, maybe four spoons per e-mail!) whenever I read them and hear your wonderful personality coming through.
So...my vote is that you would please do exactly what you've been doing just the way you've been doing it for as long as you've got the spoons to do it. I hope Paul is wrong and you're not running out of spoons. Paul, bless his heart, is just now figuring out how to save his spoons for the right drawers. You, on the other hand, just seem to be sprouting spoons like a spilled kitchen drawer.
Another note. Being on the forums has been, for me, like drinking out of a fire hydrant; so much I want to know, so hard to decide how to apply my time to it. Your dailyish e-mails give me the answer. I'll dive into a few significant forums but rely on you for the most part to show me what else I didn't know I didn't know that I need to know.
Paul; next time I'm up there, I'm bringing you three huckleberry pies from that place you've mentioned that has the best pies, just to thank you for finding Cassie.
There are a few of us working hard to bring you daily-ish updates about interesting permies threads and other exciting announcements that Paul want's to share with you (like podcasts and he's uber-excited about the upcoming PDC&AT at the labs).
To all of the Daily-ish contributors - great job. I still enjoy reading each one. Love the embedded humor and the ability to segue from one topic to the next so smoothly. They're smart, witty, informative and entertaining. Keep up the good work!
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