About a year ago I messed around with Circle for Metal Bandcamp Gift Club, but it was a bit much for what I needed. I’ve since moved the community side of that lovely group of people into Discord, where we have a nice 16 people hanging out throughout the day. It’s chill, and it sure beats hanging out on Twitter all day.
I’ve since started using Circle again, but now for something brand new: HEAVY METAL EMAIL.
UPDATE: As of 10/24/2021 I decided to move HEAVY METAL EMAIL over to Substack: https://heavymetalemail.substack.com/welcome
It’s a community for heavy metal folks to learn how to use email newsletters to break free from the social media rat race.
Very niche, I know. By design.
It’s for people in the loud but lovable metal music community – the musicians, the artists, the designers, the photographers, the producers, the makers, the story tellers, and everyone else who loves the power of the riff.
We’re gonna use social media to drive fans to your email list.
And we’re gonna make your email newsletter great, too. It won’t be for “updates.” Our lives are too varied and rich to sell as “content.”
We’re gonna figure out ways to take everything we’ve been shoveling into the social media empires, and re-purpose it for our newsletters.
No more fighting algorithms. No more figuring out what the social media networks want this week. Nah. Fans first. Art first.