A Big Change For Deep Existence

I’ve been writing subscriber-only messages, full-length blog posts, guest posts, books, and working on other projects. It has been a fairly heavy workload, and I’d like to allocate my time more efficiently. This means a change is coming to Deep Existence.

Other bloggers generally send their subscribers an email when new posts go live on the website, which is fine, but I believe subscribers deserve more than that. Why? Subscribers are the lifeblood of any blog. Without subscribers, Deep Existence would not exist, or it would be a more of a personal journal than a movement to change the way the world thinks.

The Old Format

  1. Writing articles on Deep Existence whenever I could.
  2. Sending subscribers their own personal message every Tuesday.

This has led to erratic posting frequency on Deep Existence because I’m busy with other projects.

The New Format

  1. Every Monday, I will write a short post for Deep Existence.
  2. In the Tuesday message I send to subscribers, I will expound on Monday’s article by adding more details, subpoints, personal examples, and research.

Deep Existence articles will now be delivered each Monday. They’ll be short and sweet, and those who want greater depth will get it in the Tuesday messages. Current subscribers will still get Tuesday messages from me.

What If I Subscribe AFTER Tuesday? Can I Still Read The Previous Message?

Yes. I am now archiving the messages I send to subscribers in a special place so that they can be accessed at any time (by subscribers) online. If you read an article a year after it was published and want to see the follow-up message that was sent, you can subscribe and go read it in the archives. 

I’m also archiving messages I’ve sent in the prior few months, so if you subscribe right now, you’ll have (as of writing) 23 excellent new “email articles” to read! People say that these emails are life-changingly good, such as this review of Mini Habits:

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Can I Just Read The Full Article?

Yes. If you subscribe via email, the FULL content will be sent to you by email every Tuesday. People who visit the Deep Existence site will see the shorter version.

But…Why?

  1. Subscribers get top priority. Some people probably had no idea that Deep Existence subscribers received an extra article every week in their email. Now everyone will know.
  2. This will allow me to write one article per week for Deep Existence. It will give me more time to work on important projects such as writing books and creating *SECRET*.
  3. Articles will now be consistently delivered on Mondays.
  4. Email is more personal, and I like that.
  5. Deep Existence will now offer a concise AND deeper version of each article.
  6. It’s free to subscribe.

If you’re already a subscriber, you’re all set and will continue to receive Tuesday messages, and I’ll show you where to find the archives. If you’re an RSS subscriber, see how you like the short articles and subscribe via email if you want more.

I might still occasionally write full-length articles on Deep Existence, but this will be the usual format moving forward. Subscribers get the very best Deep Existence has to offer. I’ll see you on Mondays and Tuesdays!

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Matteus Magnusson

I’m not entirely sure if this is the best way to go. Some tips to make it work, it would be good to have a link in the bottom of the page that says “subscribe to read more…” That way one time and new readers will now there’s more for subscribers.

Although I’ve been reading this blog for a couple of years and was a add subscriber I won’t subscribe, why? I used to be subscribed to 8+ sites and I really didn’t like to go through them in the mail. Then I found Google Reader and read all articles on the phone while eating breakfast. Now I use feedly with Evernote. Meaning I make a personal copy of the article and save it in Evernote. That way I can easily tag an article and find it even though the site is down, has moved, etc.

Splitting an article in two will make it too cumbersome for me to create a single Evernote article.

But I’ll say you should try it and then see if traffic increases and subscription increases. Are they temporarily, why did they increase? You changed two variables at the same time. Every Monday, plus extra. Would you get more visitors by showing the full article on Mondays? But lot less subscribers.

Anyway, good luck 🙂

Stephen Guise

Hi Matteus,

I understand what you’re saying. And thank you for reading!

At the end of each post now, there is a notification that tells readers there’s more on the same topic if they choose to subscribe.

You said: “Splitting an article in two will make it too cumbersome for me to create a single Evernote article.”

Actually, subscribers get the FULL article in their email. You don’t have to read half on the blog and half via email. The blog serves as more of an extended preview for the full content. So if you wanted to, you could get the full articles by email.

And yeah, traffic is great, but subscribers are the priority. 🙂

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