How was your week, friends? I did the usual political ranting/calling/panicking/faxing and then wrote this. This weekend Kenny and I volunteered with CAIR, a friend introduced me to the exciting world of indigo dye, and today we’re entering the exciting world of grilled brunch. Grilled peaches! Grilled avocado toast! Funnnn!
“REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE-STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL.” Deleted. “Better male health in the bedroom starting tonight!!!” Deleted. “Circling back to see if you wanted to share my infographic?” Blocked. I’m scrolling through my inbox deleting and blocking, my mind honed to a sharp, judgmental edge. Is there the slightest hint of spam or unsolicited pitching? YOU ARE DEAD TO ME. And there, tucked between the Nigerian princes and the penis pills, is this subject line: 🎉🎉 I’m so excited for you! 🎉🎉 Whaaaat? Why are you excited for me? What’s happening with these celebration horns? Is something awesome happening in my inbox right now? Did I win something? Let me just fall all over myself to open this email right now! Getting your subscribers to actually open your emails is both a science and an art. According to Mailchimp, email open rates range from 19 – 25%. My open rates are 38% – 65% <- that’s an un-humble brag in case you were wondering. Here are all my best newsletter tips!
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This country (and planet) is made up of individuals. Many of our individual choices got us here and our individual choices can make a difference now, too.
Donald Trump can’t stop us from recycling or composting.
We’re signed up for Hennepin County’s organics recycling program and we loooove it. In case you were wondering, it’s not gross and nothing smells. If your city doesn’t offer composting, this countertop compost bin is cute, costs $22 and has 5,000+ five star reviews.
Donald Trump can’t stop us from reusing things and using fewer disposable items.
How are you guys doing? It’s hard to get excited about a long weekend when there are terrorist attacks outside of pop concerts and increasing evidence that our president actively tried to shut down the Russia investigation. Also shoving world leaders out of the way so he can be in the front of a photo op? Also Montana elected Greg Gianforte one day after he was charged with assault?
What to do? How do we go on with daily life? How do we balance being involved and staying informed and still leading a life that we enjoy?
That’s the million dollar question, isn’t it? I’m not sure the answer lies in a round of clever things from around the internet. Nevertheless, HERE WE ARE.
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