I am calling it right now. TinyLetters are the new podcasts. Pretty soon every writer is going to have one, just like every comedian has two podcasts.
So obviously I started one.
Listen, I’m not going to pretend that I’m above trendy mediums. Also, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. You’re well aware of my love of long crazy emails. Mine are not going to be too long or too crazy, though, because I don’t want reading them to become a chore.
The first one reveals my #1 hate-follow and talks some shit about commencement speeches. The format is highly personal, sort of like a journal entry. I spew my opinions on this blog, but I rarely write a post that straight-up goes, “here’s a weird thing that happened to me last week” or “here’s a story from my life in more than two sentences” or “this is what I’ve been eating lately.” Email is a smaller, more intimate medium, and I’m hoping mine will feel like correspondence from a weird friend.
P.S. Oh, and I won’t send them more than once a week. Promise. That would be a chore for ME.