JimPinto.com - Connections for Growth & Success
This is to announce that after 14 years this will be the FINAL issue of JimPinto.com eNews.
Here is a brief eNews history for aficionados:
My very first eNewsletter was e-published May 10, 2000. It included features on industrial automation - news and analysis of major companies plus future-related analysis. I reviewed major new books and reports and wrote on a variety of technology and management topics.
Stimulated by lack of critical analysis of major automation companies I started the automation weblogs. Because companies don't do editorial releases with bad news, participation quickly escalated and daily "hits" jumped into the thousands.
Circulation grew quickly. Within a couple of years eNews was being read by over 6,000 thousand direct sign-ups plus lots more RSS and web views.
The weblogs value came from news (mostly negative) that was aired months before it really surfaced. Still, it generated a lot of work for me and I got nothing positive in return. In March 2012 I discontinued the weblogs. Readership declined slightly - but a large following remained.
I continued to publish eNews with topics relating to wherever my "nose was pointing". I wrote about subjects that I enjoy - futurist topics, philosophical and sometimes political analysis. The feedback, both positive and negative, was worthwhile.
But more than a decade later, it still takes a lot of effort to pump out eNews every month - selecting items, formatting text, preparing webpages and generating podcasts, all of which I do myself. The monthly deadline (albeit self-generated) is a chore that's outgrown its purpose.
Today, with Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Youtube and Google+ its a whole lot easier to generate eye-ball traffic and individual feedback via the web. So, that's what I plan to do.
I'll continue to write about whatever I think is worthwhile and publish electronically. When I have collections of essays that merit bundling together, I'll publish via Amazon's Kindle. That's how I (and many others) enjoy reading today.
Personal NotesOn a personal level, I'm happy to inform longtime e-friends that, at 76, I'm in excellent health - physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually.
Next week (10 July 2014) my sweetheart and I are embarking on a tour of Italy (Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan). In Milan, we'll meet old friend Pino Zani and his wife Carla and visit their home town of Bergamo. Then, after a few days at beautiful Lake Como, we'll take a train trip to Paris (we love trains in Europe) and enjoy a river cruise from Burgundy & Provence to the Cote D'Azur. This is truly a "bucket-list" trip - our 16th in 6 years!
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