I am often asked to add friends to my email “list.” Then I ask the follow up question: do you mean the blog or the theater newsletter? This question gets a bit of head tilt and then the inevitable follow up question. What’s the difference? Here is my answer:
The Grab Your Group and Go website is an umbrella for sharing any and all thoughts related to Grabbing and Going in the form of a blog. I discuss books to grab and read, travel to grab your group and do, dog love (just cause), recipes to grab and make, NYC experiences, my theater reviews and other random informational or inspirational topics. All of this is published on the website: GrabYourGroupandGO.com.
If you subscribe to GYGG (for short) you get emails directly to your in-box when I add a blog post to the site. We are 5 away from 600 subscribers – if you’re not a one add your email in the box to the right or the bottom of your screen (depending on the type of device you are using to read this)! Here’s a photo of me blogging with my highly paid and trained assistants.
The Grab Your Group and Go – to the Theater! Newsletter is specific to our Theater outings (for now). I send newsletters via email to this group once or twice a week in which I describe the plays/musicals that we are going to see on or Off Broadway and offer mechanics to sign up for these shows. This stemmed from an email group that was started almost 4 years ago called “The First Tuesday of the Month Theater Group“. The primary goal being to get us to take advantage of the wealth of live theater that is just a long walk or short subway ride away.
It has gotten people together and to the theater and this has been a good thing. The group has grown from 50 people to over 300. We recently spiffed up the design from what had been a basic email format. We are a “more the merrier” kind of group and ALL ARE WELCOME! If you would like to receive emails about our upcoming shows as they are announced (and other theater tips and thoughts), click here to get on “the list.”
Starting TODAY – these two worlds intersect with our BRAND NEW GYGG – to the Theater! page right here on the GrabYourGroupandGO.com website. We now have a one stop shopping/informational portal consolidated in one handy location. Here you can sign up for shows, review dates/times/pricing and stay “in the know” about all things related to GYGG – to the Theater! Find the link right above “Grab Your Group” at the top of your screen (or in top left menu if you are on a mobile device) – check it out!
NONE of this would be possible with my Editor in Chief, Stacie Julian. She is a WIZARD of the highest order in making all of the back end wiring i.e. mechanics that enable this blog and the newsletter to exist. Bravo Stacie and thank you. Here is Stacie.