Six Ways from Sub Pub, I mean, Sunday

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag …

No, wait, that’s Katy Perry’s “Firework” song. Let me start again.


Do you ever feel like you’re trying to do too much?

Recently I’ve felt that way.

What do you do when you feel that way?


I want to do whatever is helpful and makes people feel happier. I also need to support myself and attend to other obligations in life.

As this newsletter has evolved, I’ve added new things to it (such as the recent focus on NFTs for newsletters). Of course, I want to continue much of what I’ve done before on the newsletter.

There’s only so much time in a day or week. With the new activities on top of the old, I’m feeling scattered.

Some people like what I’m doing and have signed up. Some subscribers have left. Am I taking two steps forward and two steps back?


“Six ways from Sunday,” as I see it, means trying to do or consider something in every way possible. The effort may be sincere; but results may vary.

I feel like I’m trying to address a complex issue – how to have a successful Substack newsletter – six ways from Sunday.

I assume you’ve faced similarly challenging issues, with your newsletter or other aspects of your life.

I want to ask your opinion on how I should proceed – or how you’ve proceeded. How should someone attend to everything needed without doing too much?

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