What is this?

My name is Caroline O’Donoghue. I’m a writer and I have a podcast called Sentimental Garbage, and this newsletter is an extension of that.

Should I pay for it?

It costs £50 a year or £5 a month to support this newsletter. People who support it financially don’t get anything extra: they’re just people who like the podcast, and like my writing, and feel as though they should contribute to both. I’m supremely grateful to them, because the financial eco-system for online writing has become extremely unprofitable.

If you want my real opinion, the necessity for editorial sites to garner vast amounts of page views from their audience has led to a lot of boring and overly-general writing. Newsletters allow for specificity. With newsletters, you either get it or you don’t. I like trusting people to ‘get it’, and I like trusting that even if they don’t get it, they won’t mind.

Where else can I find you?

You can find the podcast here. My books are here and here. My Twitter is here.