upon receiving my first paid subscriber
a very special offer for very special readers
Last week something incredible happened.
My eyes grew big. My forehead wrinkled. My heart burst from my chest and slapped me in the face. My phone flew from my hand in shock.
There was a disturbing message there.
It was Substack alerting me that I had just received payment from my first paid subscriber.
This initially scared the pants off of me. It was a lucky thing that I was in the woods with Zeke and Jed when it happened. I shudder to think the looks that would have come my way if I were at the barn watching one of my children ride.
I set up paid subscriptions, not anticipating that anyone would want to support The Foolsletter financially.
I took this action as a formality. Everyone else on Substack seemed to be doing it.
Your generosity as readers, and the time and attention you dedicate to reading my work is a huge support. You inspire me everyday to keep going, to keep showing up. I feel a sense of care and responsibility to you. I like this. It’s fun to think about y’all regularly.
As a newly found to be neurodiverse person who hasn’t had much structure in his life, having readers has given me the gift of something to do every day. This remarkable consistency has been transformational.
After the shock wore off, I took off my Groucho nose and glasses and shed my inner impostor, embracing gratitude instead. I wrote to my first subscriber and offered them a token of my appreciation. I’m hoping to hear back soon. Ideally, they’ll send me their mailing address. I want to send them a Certificate of Remarkable Foolishness, making them an honorary member of the Remarkable Fools Society.
I’ve written here before about asking for help. So here I am, leading by example with a Remarkably Foolish request and offer.
Become an annual subscriber by March 17th, 2023 at the cost of one dollar Canadian per week, and I will send you a personal thank you email requesting your mailing address.
Then I’ll make you an honorary member of The Remarkable Fools Society and send you the Certificate of Remarkable Foolishness in recognition of your $52 CAD sponsorship of my continuing efforts.
So, if you can, please become a paid subscriber now. In doing so, you’ll be contributing to my efforts in continuing this work. I create and ship this oh-so sharable newsletter daily to spread levity in the world. It is designed to help people take the hooks out of their backs and become more comfortable in their own skin. You can be part of this.
(also, sharing the Foolsletter is a great way to support the work)
And, for the next two weeks, if you sponsor The Foolsletter, either with an annual subscription or a founders subscription, you’ll become a certified fool.
The certificate is suitable for framing, looks great either at your home or office and is a fun conversation starter.
And if you don’t subscribe?
That’s okay. The Foolsletter will continue to be free.
I’ve added a paywall here because Substack isn’t giving me a button or an easy link to encourage paid subscriptions.
This way, you merely have to click on the button that says ‘upgrade to paid’ in order to subscribe
Thank you again for your time and attention.
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