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15 Years: My Newsletter’s Creative Odyssey

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Embarking on this narrative requires a deep dive into the intricate world of my newsletter—a journey that spans over a decade. From the inception on November 1, 2008, to the poignant farewell on January 6, 2024, each issue marked a chapter in the evolving story of my creative expression.

The genesis of the newsletter was a humble initiation, with the first issue on November 1, 2008. The decision to delve into this realm was fueled by a desire to communicate, share, and connect with an audience that transcended geographical boundaries. Little did I anticipate the profound impact this endeavour would have on my life and the lives of those who joined me on this virtual odyssey.

The newsletter was not just a series of digital missives but a labour of love, meticulously crafted with 15 sections for each issue. The process was far from the simplistic image of typing a few words and hitting ‘publish.’ It entailed exhaustive research, creative brainstorming, and the delicate art of scheduling releases. Every issue was a carefully curated amalgamation of insights, stories, and perspectives that aimed to captivate and resonate with the diverse audience that had gathered over the years.

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As the weeks turned into months and the months into years, the newsletter became a constant companion for many, offering a diverse array of content that mirrored the ever-changing landscape of my thoughts and interests. It evolved as I evolved, reflecting the dynamic nature of creative expression.

On November 18, 2023, a significant decision was made—to bring the newsletter to a close. It was not a casual cessation; it was a conscious choice to pause, reflect, and contemplate the future direction of my creative endeavours. The farewell was bittersweet, a moment of closure and a prelude to what lay ahead.

However, emotions are fickle companions, and on December 2, 2023, the newsletter was resurrected. Perhaps it was the emotional attachment to this digital medium that prompted the revival—a realization that severing ties with something so intricately woven into the fabric of my creative identity was a decision too profound to stick.

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The renewed journey from December 2, 2023, to January 6, 2024, saw the resurgence of weekly issues. Yet, the final release on January 6 carried a different weight—an acknowledgment that sometimes, goodbyes are inevitable. The last issue was not just a parting note; it was a goodbye forever, a poignant adieu to a chapter that had run its course.

As I navigate beyond the confines of the newsletter, my gaze turns towards new horizons. miroslavglavic.com emerges as a focal point, a digital canvas where I intend to paint my thoughts, share my insights, and showcase my creations. The website becomes a hub for those who have been part of this journey and those who are yet to discover the stories within.

Moreover, I venture into new realms—YouTube and, potentially, Twitch. These platforms offer dynamic spaces to engage with a broader audience, providing a visual and interactive dimension to my creative expression. The transition from the written word to the visual and interactive is a natural evolution, an exploration of diverse avenues to connect with my audience.

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To the 7,850,487 subscribers who have been part of this expedition over the years, I extend my sincere gratitude. Your presence, engagement, and support have been the pillars that sustained this creative odyssey. You are the heartbeat of this digital journey, and as I shift my focus, I hope you continue to accompany me on the new paths I tread.

In conclusion, this narrative spans the chronological arc of my newsletter—from inception to closure, revival to final farewell. It is a tapestry woven with words, emotions, and the indelible imprint of creativity. As the digital pages turn, the next chapter unfolds, promising new stories, new experiences, and new connections. Thank you for being part of this narrative, and here are the unwritten chapters that lie ahead.

Miroslav Glavić

My name is Miroslav Glavić. I am the Chief Miroslav Officer for miroslavglavic.com.

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