It’s been a while since I have shared something here but I’m still trying to figure out how to set up a proper newsletter that works in two languages. Progress has been a bit slow so far which is mostly because I can’t decide how I want it to be. Of course, there are some easy, default options I could have used and considered it done but then decided against it, no matter how tempted I was at times. The main reason is that I thought about building this website for such a long time and now want it to be as close as possible to what I had always imagined. Why should I go with ‘What you see, is what you get’ when I can choose ‘What you get, is what you want’ instead? Of course I could have spend more time before the launch to prepare and to study but there is never enough time and I just had no idea how many possibilities will be waiting for me. When the decision was made to create the website with the WordPress software, I sort of imagined it would be pretty similar to the online version I’ve been using for about 5 years now but quickly found out that it can be so much more. It is very exciting and fascinating to learn more and more about a whole new world every day but this also slows me down a little and often makes me a bit hesitant. Sometimes, when I want to get too many things done at once, I would just stop and do nothing instead. That’s something I know well but can’t always avoid.
Anyway, I’m busy working on the newsletter and once I’ve got the remaining issues sorted out, you will be able to subscribe to it and then receive all new blog posts, and maybe also occasionally other news, by email. I’m planning to let you choose your preferred language, English or German, which is basically what’s holding things up a little. Plus the fact that I still don’t really know where to put the sign-up form on the page so that it fits nicely into the layout. While I’m at it, I’d like to add one more thing, just in case some of you are wondering why you can’t comment on any of the post or pages. I’ve thought about this at the beginning and decided against it as I really want to stick with a very minimalistic design, meaning no comments, no likes, no sharing buttons for social media. This website is not meant to be another blog page but rather something like a virtual business card with occasional updates and news about what’s going on. I do have profiles on a number of social media platforms, including Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter where you can get in contact with me, ask questions or provide feedback and comments if you like, either publicly or via a private message. Subscribing to the newsletter will give you one additional option to reply and should be available soon.