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500ish Notes: In a World of Pure Imagination

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500ish Notes: In a World of Pure Imagination
By M.G. Siegler • Issue #1 • View online
Trying something new here. As regular readers of 500ish Words will know, I’ve been thinking a lot about newsletters recently. And while I haven’t quite wrapped my head around what I want to do here just yet, I figured the best way to figure that out would be to start experimenting.
So, I set up this space through Revue (which seems like a great service), to test some things out. If you’d like to follow along, feel free to subscribe. I’m not 100% sure what my cadence will be here, but I know that the key to newsletters in general is regularity. So I’m going to attempt to set a regular schedule for these to go out. 
How will this be different from 500ish itself? Good question! As some of you may know, I read quite a bit each day. I used to share some of what I read on my site ParisLemon in the form of a link blog. But given the current state of Tumblr, I’ve largely moved away from that in recent months (and, to be honest, Tumblr was always far better as a visual platform anyway). 
More recently, I’ve been sharing some of the best of what I read on Twitter. I like this and still plan to do it, but for some things, I find the 140 character limit lacking.
So. My initial plan here will be to share a handful – let’s say 5ish ;) – of links I find interesting with some added commentary. Sort of like a link blog, but in your inbox. Revolutionary, I know. 
Anything longer I have to write – though not too long! – will still go up on 500ish itself, of course.
We’ll see how this goes. I don’t mean to be so noncommittal, but I also want to set expectations appropriately. I believe there’s something interesting to be done with newsletters, but I’m also wary of clogging up peoples’ inboxes unless it’s with something meaningful. So stay tuned.

In Memoriam
Gene Wilder Dies at 83
The Sublime Weirdness of Gene Wilder
"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
"Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker."
5ish Links
The EU Really Wants a Discount on iPhone 7
Musical Chairs Music Coming To An End...
The Twilight of Fox News
Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again?
A map of the visible universe, encompassing more than 1.5 million galaxies. Each dot represents a galaxy cluster.
A map of the visible universe, encompassing more than 1.5 million galaxies. Each dot represents a galaxy cluster.
500ish Words
Wound Up When Winding Down
Swans & Beer
Bruges Built an Underground Beer Pipeline
Portfolio Highlight
The HODINKEE iOS App Now Redesigned For iPad (With Tons Of New Features)
That’s a wrap for issue #1. Really just want to see how this looks in the inbox. And I believe only two of us will be getting it (thanks Megan!).
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M.G. Siegler

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