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Volume 1 • Number 1 • December 2008

Tulips #59, 2008

Introducing the eMusings Newsletter

Introducing the eMusings Photography Newsletter

by Huntington Witherill

Change is inevitable (except from a vending machine).
Robert Gallagher

With the inevitability of life’s ongoing changes in mind, I’ve decided to try a different look for the email announcements I’ve been occasionally sending out from my web site:

Nearly every photographer I know of is now using an electronic newsletter format to disseminate information about his/her ongoing activities and pursuits. And though I might be rightfully credited with being occasionally slow on the uptake, I nevertheless have finally reached a personal epiphany. The time has come for me to climb aboard the newsletter bandwagon. Therefore, pending the next of life’s inevitable changes, my email announcements will, henceforth, be magically morphed into a quarterly newsletter... poof!

This newsletter - with the working title: eMusings – is currently scheduled to be published quarterly. Of course, if the past is any indication it may eventually prove to be more like a bi-annual, or perhaps even as infrequently as, dare I say, annually. Nevertheless, I’ll do my best to get it done four times a year and we’ll see what transpires. Flexibility is a concept that I hold dear.

As this is the starting point for my experience at producing a newsletter, eMusings is likely to be a bit rough around the edges in the beginning. I suspect it’s not unlike learning to play the violin; one simply cannot expect to be playing in-tune from the moment the instrument is first attempted. However, with a bit of practice, some ongoing adjustments – and if you’re so inclined, the help of suggestions from readers like yourself – I hope the publication will continue to improve and that you’ll find the content to be not only informative, but also interesting, enjoyable, and worthy of your time and attention.

By the way, it is my intention that the overall format and ongoing content of this newsletter shall remain flexible. (There’s that flexibility concept, again!) If you have any legitimate ideas concerning other types of content, features, etc. that you’d like to see added to the e•Musings newsletter, don’t hesitate to contact me to let me know your thoughts.

And please rest assured that I will not be inundating your “in-box” with a constant barrage of e-mailings. While I personally enjoy receiving news of my colleagues’ ongoing activities and pursuits, receiving some of those newsletters on a weekly (or even monthly) basis seems excessive. In this day and age, time is valuable and attention spans are short. I intend to produce this newsletter no more than four times each year. And that’s of course presuming I have that much to say...

Thanks for giving eMusings a try, and I hope you will enjoy it. 

Huntington Witherill