i just wanted to take a sec to check in with you guys, the subscribers of the dailyish email, about the content of the actual emails.
are you happy with the information? with the amount of threads? what would you like to see more of? i know most of you like the plain text format. what about everything else though, content-wise? why do you like reading them? when don't you like reading them?
i've loved writing them for the past 8ish months, so I just want to see where you guys are at! because they are for you, and I want to be constantly growing and improving.
I really enjoy staying up to date with what's going on...I don't post much and/or get here as often as I'd like (2 young kiddos keep me busy!) but I do download and listen to the new podcasts and usually follow at least one link per email that you send. Please keep up the great work, you seem to keep things fresh and lively, I look forward to getting them, and I always open them, sometimes just to get some positive news!
Koren in Saskatoon, SK Canada
I must agree with Sue, that last freebie was AWESOME. now that is what I call open source. Keep up the great work. It is good to dig through the archives and bring the interesting and relevant data to light. Always love new content and new stories from those that are doing it. If we push hard enough for long enough we will change the world for the better ...
My heroes are real people: These are the real Rock Stars: Sepp Holzer, Paul Wheaton, Geoff Lawton, Joel Salatin, Masanobu Fukuoka RIP, Larry korn, Toby Hemenway, Dr. Elaine Ingham, Gabe Brown, Vandana Shiva to name only a few.
I look forward to it
Its short (thats a positive)
Has a good variety
Doesn't always interest me
Sometimes I can't wait to get home to check out a link
One day I hope to be featured! That is once I do something cool..
Maybe feature a daily video clip. user suggested, forum favorite, youtube special or etc.
Mobile Chicken house build-
As a noob on a good note I find that it has helped me broaden my access to areas i might not have thought i was interested in... on the bad note it has helped broaden my access to areas I might not thought I was interested in... I am now all over the road and have to reel myself back in.... thanks for the dailyish keep em coming
"Rather than a problem to be solved, the world is a joyful mystery to be contemplated with gladness and praise." Pope Francis
The dailyish is a very, very powerful piece of media.
The closer my wife and I get to our homestead, the more active I find myself on the forums. Coming up on a year of membership with only a handful of posts. But the dailyish, that's my bread and butter. It's one of the few emails/newsletters I subscribe to that I not only get genuinely excited to see; But I read every word of it. Permaculture is rapidly on the rise and to have a few highlights, stories, links, connections, ideas, etc. come my way every few days is amazing. It keeps me engaged, keeps me informed and keeps me looking for more. And the freebies, my goodness the freebies!
I would hate to say "don't change anything" as that is guaranteed to hinder progress. BUT; Without drawing that line in the sand I really can't enough about how perfect it is. If it never changed, I would be quite pleased. But if you, Paul and the community collectively found something to add, of major benefit, so be it. Your level of tuning with the crowd is spot on. Picking the right stuff to highlight at the right times. It's just a simple little email, but the ripples it sends out are immeasurable.
Can't say enough about it, nor it's positive impact. Thank you for sending it out. A thousand times thank you.
Love the dailyish email. It's a good length and number of points in each. I don't search the forums often so it's good to get a few highlights and I really appreciate the freebies. Also really like when there are updates on what's happening at the lab since podcasts have been limited.
Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
posted 5 years ago
I'm right there with all those who have posted that they like the daily-ish. LOVE it. I always look to see what you've found, usually at least one of the links is of interest, often they all are. I get involved in things I would not have otherwise known were being discussed. I even won a book on Goat Care from the author who was answering questions a few weeks back. I never would have known about that without the "daily-ish."
I like it that it is not every day, just a lot of days. If it came every day, I could get tired of it, throw it away because I did not have time for it, and too many were gathering in the inbox. This way it is a treat when it is there, and I don't throw them away because it's like a surprise package, there might be something extra special in there for me.
Thanks so much for the effort that goes in to it! You're doing just fine with what ever is guiding you
Hi! Thanks for your effort! I am new here and have been too busy to share much, but the dailyish emails are really good. Some places people will shove a bunch of links in with no description which is a recipe for wasting people's time. A quick blurb like the ones that accompany the links in the dailyish email makes a world of difference.
I love your dailyish emails! They are one of the few I never delete without reading
I enjoy being led down paths previously unknown and learning more and different views of things I already have an interest in.
So please keep them coming
I agree with the previous responses. I like the varied content. I like the freebies offered.
I am curious about the water supply or lack thereof at the site.
Your approach to topics seems to be about right. I look forward to see what seasonal topics will develop. What is life like there in the winter?
Thank you for your dedication and hard work,
I am an 'ideas guy'. I am always thinking about how to improve things, and usually come up with several things that would make the subject of my thoughts better. But I can't think of anything to make the Dailyish better. There have been a couple of emails that did not have anything of interest, but most have several. You are doing a good job!
Carbon is the currency of life. Nature eats my "carbon footprint" for breakfast!
I've definitely been enjoying the format.
The style is similar enough to Paul's that it still feels like the same daily-ish email that I originally signed up for, maybe slightly more cheerful more of the time.
I get excited about the free candy.
I tend to leave them in my inbox until I have time to read them (and thus sometimes miss out on cool candy).
I appreciate the way you summarize the content in the subject heading, too, it helps me decide which one to open first if I have more than a few stacked up and limited time.
The current style feels like those calendars with jokes or quotes - generally light, occasionally deep, sometimes perfect, and even if it doesn't grab me it's fun to see what other people are up to. Kinda like a chance to look out the window instead of driving all the time.
I like the variety, and the inclusion of shameless commerce at the end is light and unabashed - feels like a cross between Sesame Street and Car Talk, two programs I've enjoyed for many years.
So, yeah, keep on doin' what you're doin'.
The week-long offers are easier for me to catch than the one- or two-day offers, but whether you want folks like me to catch more offers, or reward those who read more promptly, that's your call.
I like it as it is. Look at some of the links every time it comes through. Always grab the free downloads.
The other way that I generally get to this site is when it comes up in the top page of Google searches, and I invariably find useful discussions.
Thank you! --Aggie
Keep it going! I really like the daily-ish emails! They're awesome, and I appreciate the short intros to the threads in each email. It helps to decide which threads to take a peak at. I also enjoy the ads at the end of the emails; they are cute and funny!
Being an email, you can't see our faces of delight and concentration as you inspire us with a new set of ideas, as I at least try to digest the ideas and ponder how I can introduce some into my life. I find that the variety and quality of the topics are great, with the useful description, as are the freebies!
Lots of great people saying lots of great stuff. and I agree with them all (and not just because I'm Canadian )
I read it Dailyish as well.
keep up the good work. I think it's F***king (that's Freaking) awesome just the way it is.<3
Wilde on Turtle Island
Walk Gently on our Mother Earth
I'm new, so great - it's all new to me. But I enjoy each dailyish and can tell that it's well thought out - not just posted for the sake of posting. Thanks!
posted 5 years ago
Please leave it like it is. For those on dial up, for the sake of keeping it simple, for those with old browsers/pc's- one can use this nice plain format to THEN select what topics to look at and THEN use (precious) bandwidth to get the mother load of each topic.
Also from a security standpoint, no scripts required, folks can lock their browsers down by un-checking all the eye-candy, and choose safe, simple sites like this one.
Keep it plain, let it be the launchpad for all the spectacular things often found when y'all selflessly reach out to the world.