Thank you!

I want to write a thank you letter to all of you who have been receiving my newsletter for the past few years. I am very grateful that you are here and that you care about what I have to say.

I really do put a lot of work and TLC into these newsletters. One thing you may have noticed over the past year is that I’ve not been talking about the Survival Still or preparedness, or even water purity much. I’ve tried to mix it up and talk about different things; things that I’m interested in and things that I think you will be interested in.

I’ve mixed it up for a few reasons…

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The Origin of Socrates Gold

This is my first post on Socrates Gold, so I thought I would start by telling you about this site/newsletter, the “Socrates Gold” name and how we can possibly have 40,000 subscribers if we’re just starting this newsletter.

FIRST, THANKS FOR BEING HERE.

And I want to give a special thanks to those of you who have been with me for years now. I’m grateful!

WHAT IS SOCRATES GOLD?

Socrates Gold is a weekly newsletter featuring five original and curated ideas.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

Life isn’t one-dimensional, and neither is my newsletter. I cover many different topics, from health, to online security, entertainment, money, the latest news,  entrepreneurship and occasionally politics. I talk about topics that I’m interested in at the moment, and topics that I think you’ll be interested in. I like to mix it up.

WHO CREATED IT?

Glenn Meder (aka “me”). I LOVE being an entrepreneur. I create products and I help other people market their products and fix their businesses.

HOW DID I START WITH 40,000 SUBSCRIBERS?

Yes, this is my first post on Socrates Gold, and yes, I have over 40,000 people who have subscribed to my newsletter, but it took years to get those subscribers…

The origin of this newsletter is that it was originally my newsletter for one of my products. Over time, and especially for the past year, I changed up the topics and I actually talked very little about my product. This was because I started to get burned out a little bit on that subject, but also because I thought that my audience would like a change of pace. They did. And so did I.

Eventually, my newsletter took on a life of its own and had very little to do with the original product, so it made sense to spin it off as its own thing.

WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THE NAME?

“Socrates Gold” is kind of a weird name right? I have been using the Socrates brand for my products, and I like it. It’s original, it connotes “wisdom” and introspection. Gold is wealth. So, that means a wealth of wisdom! Does it make sense? I don’t know. In the end, does it matter? Not in the slightest.

MY COMMITMENT TO YOU

My commitment to you is that I will do my best to create interesting, honest and sincere newsletters. I see this newsletter as a way to give back to you and the world. I feel that it’s important to serve life. This is a spiritual belief I hold, so it’s a deep down desire I have.

ONCE A WEEK, MAYBE…

I will try to keep on schedule of once per week. This can be tough for me sometimes because I am an introvert and sometimes it’s hard to get out of my head. The secret for me is to continue to see this as a way to give back, as opposed to an obligation (one is spiritually motivated while the other is will-power). If I skip a week once and a while, forgive me.

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