My journey from 0 to 10,000+ newsletter subs

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3-2-1: Notion!

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Hey — it's Rames

June 8th, 2021 — 1071 days or 153 weeks or 20.5 months or 2.93 years ago.

I sent my first ever newsletter to the world.

It must've reached ~20 people.

A few friends and family.

It was quite bad.

Its name was bad ("The 3C’s Newsletter — on Creativity, Consciousness & Curiosity")

Its design was bad.

Its content was meh.

But it was my first ever iteration of what is now a weekly habit.

Since that day, I've been in people's inboxes for 119 weeks.

15 issues of The 3C’s Newsletter

38 issues of #ana-logic

66 issues of 3-2-1: Notion!

I made many mistakes along the way

  • Sending my newsletter in both French and English when I had only 20 subscribers

  • Sending test emails to my entire email list

  • Leaking information (like a direct link to a paid product)

  • Overpaying for newsletter tools because I misunderstood their pricing/subscriber rates

And as my user base grew, the stakes became higher than ever.

Even though everything about that first issue was flawed, it's the most important thing I've done.

Simply because I began, I started something.

I generated momentum for myself.

It became easier to keep going than to abandon this project.

And so many opportunities arose from it:

  • Discussions with super interesting people

  • Business partnerships with cool brands

  • Learning how to write things that people enjoy

So, why all this rant?

3-2-1: Notion! has exceeded 10,000 subscribers 🤯

I never thought I'd be read by so many people.

And if all of this has taught me one thing, it would be this:

Get yourself out there! Share your work with the world. Become a magnet for other like-minded people.

I'd like to end with my favorite proverb, which I always keep in mind and which deeply resonates with my maker's mind

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.
The second best time is now.

🙏 Whether you joined yesterday or have been here since June 8, 2021, I just want to say a MASSIVE thank you. Thank you for taking the time to read my posts, for your replies, comments, and feedback, and for following my journey.

If you need help or advice, my email is always open — so feel free to send me a note!

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Appendix // The evolution of my newsletter

The 3C’s Newsletter (June 8, 2021 → September 28, 2021)

#ana-logic (October 5, 2021 → January 24, 2023)

3-2-1: Notion! (February 14th, 2023 → Today)

Rames Quinerie


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