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And so, it begins!
paid subscription is turned on + perks and discounts
Friend, today, I turned on the new paid subscription option for While I Ponder with Karlene.
Remember, the free newsletter is NOT going away. All current subscribers will remain as free subscribers. There are perks if you choose to upgrade. More about that in a moment.
How this all began!
When I first started blogging, I could not have known the changes my writing platform would go through. In the beginning, I hardly knew what I was doing, period. (This may still be partly true, but let’s keep that between us, okay?)
Does anyone remember Blogger? I started blogging there, though I quickly moved to WordPress. Over a decade later, I navigated the blog to Squarespace.
After a few months on Squarespace, I realized I was hanging on to something God wanted me to lay aside. The time had come for me to let go of the traditional website format.
In 2021, I discovered Substack, found it to be a good fit, and created a timeline for moving my content over. In my notes, I wrote about the possibility of adding a paid subscription down the road—and so, it begins!
Two things were important to me when I started to make plans for turning on paid subscriptions.
This transition needed to be uncomplicated for existing subscribers. It’s why I began to share, early on, about the plans to add a paid option, and to make it clear that the free newsletter was not going away.
Existing subscribers deserved to be rewarded for sticking with me through it all. Some of you have followed my writing since the earliest days, sticking with me through platform changes, social media comings and goings, and more. Others have joined since the move to Substack.
So, no matter how long you’ve been here, I want to do something special for you.
Perk #1 for Existing Subscribers Only
Going forward, paid subscribers will receive my e-book This Joy is Yours: A Study of Philippians.
Today, I am gifting this 27-page e-book to existing subscribers. Whether you decide to upgrade or remain a free subscriber, this e-book is yours to keep.
The download is in the header of this email, so scroll up to find it! You can download it now. Save the PDF file to your computer, and print it off to use in your personal study and devotion time. I pray it will bless you.
If you are reading this in the Substack App, go find this email in your inbox to grab the download of the e-book.
Perk #2 for Existing Subscribers Only
Beginning today, and for a limited time, existing subscribers will receive 50% off when you upgrade to a 12-month paid subscription. (Full price for 12-months is $30. With this discount, you’ll get it for $15!!)
Use this upgrade link/button to receive the 50% discount. This discount will expire on January 31, 2024.
Substack does not allow me to offer a discount on the month-to-month option ($ 5 per month).
I am excited to be launching the paid option of While I Ponder with Karlene. It will require more of me, but I believe God has led me to this. I’m asking Him to reveal the additional words and content He wants me to share with you, and I know He will be faithful to do it.
Watch for more emails than usual coming your way in the next few weeks, as I will be sharing the first editions of paid content essays with all subscribers.