Eat a Doughnut, Say No to Spam

When my sister and I were kids, we had an unhealthy obsession with NSYNC. (Who didn’t, AMIRIGHT?)

I was more or less her enabler, while she was the true fan. I enjoyed looking at pretty boys who could sing and dance, but it was she who had the posters and the calendars and the Disney Channel Presents NSYNC: Live in Concert VHS.

They're Tearin' Up My Heart

You guys, this isn’t even a post about NSYNC.

Our obsession with NSYNC led us to create a fan newsletter through AOL. We made it awesome. It was chock full of pictures and tidbits. We had a pretty good following. We were one of the best NSYNC fan newsletter email chains in all of America Online. JEALOUS?

My experience as co-editor building a newsletter with my sister prepared me for what I am about to unveil to you.

The Meet The Buttrams Newsletter!

Okay, right, I get it. Why should you sign up for my newsletter? No one in my family is a curly-haired tenor with muscles in a white tank top crooning that God MUST have spent a little more time on you. But I do talk about doughnuts pretty regularly, so there’s that.

In all seriousness, I am launching this newsletter for a few reasons:

  • All the cool kids are doing it.
  • I have some BIG PLANS for the future, and I want to be able to let you in on it.
  • It’ll keep you informed of my sporadic posts without spamming your inbox.
  • It lures out the lurkers (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE).
  • It allows me to give you the gift of The Mighty Weight.


I have compiled some of my favorite posts from back in the day when the only one who read my blog was my mom. I’ve made them better. I’ve streamlined them. I’ve made sure all the subjects and verbs agree. I gave it a poetic title The Mighty Weight. I sometimes even refer to is as “my e-Book” to boost its self-esteem.

And I want you to HAVE IT ALL. That’s right, you guys. I’m offering you free blog posts FOR EVEN FREER*.

All you have to do is CLICK HERE to sign up for my newsletter. I promise not to spam you or sell your information, unless of course the offer is a million dollars and a lifetime supply of doughnuts.

Instead of getting a ding in your inbox every time I write something new, I’ll send out a weekly newsletter with a myriad of my most recent posts for your picking and choosing.

But don’t worry, it’ll more likely be a once-a-month thing.

And if we were being COMPLETELY honest, there’s a good chance I’ll forget all about the newsletter by August.


  • Sign up for my newsletter.
  • Be the first to know WHAT BIG PLANS I have in the works.
  • Get a FREE copy of my compilation/sometimes-called-e-Book The Mighty Weight.
  • Eat a doughnut. Say no to Spam.

Yes? Yes. Yes! Here we go!

(NSYNC has got the flow!)

(Okay, I’m done.)

*Minus the cost of your email address, shipping, and handling. So actually, by the end of this, you’ll owe me $2.17**. That’s cool, right?
**I’m not serious. But you already knew that, didn’t you?


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27 responses to “Eat a Doughnut, Say No to Spam

  1. Sandra Elizabeth (starting to go by my middle name) Harrison

    Will you someday make me the subject of one of your newsletter articles? I would like to be famous, too.

  2. Do I get a special prize because I tried to sign up twice? It doesn’t let you do that. Unless you use a different email address, which I didn’t.

    Can’t wait to hear about your new plans. Squee!

  3. hopefulleigh

    Look at you enabling us to sign up for your newsletter. Tricky.

  4. Did you learn about this at Killer Tribes? It sounds like a workshop that you really liked. Im intrigued.

  5. Larry The Deuce

    Would you make sure my subject agrees with my verb?

  6. Dare I admit that I can probably sing most of NSYNC’s singles word for word? In high school I worked at a pizza joint w/ 16 girls who were OBSESSED w/ boy bands.

  7. You had me with doughnuts.

    And then you added EVEN FREER.

    So I’m all in. Duh.

  8. I tried signing up twice but didn’t get an email confirmation…

    Feel free to sign me up directly if you have that capability. I’m clearly techno-lame.

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  10. Well, I’m too old for the NSYNC wave, but the Mighty Smuckers who tore through T town (that’s Tulsa) told me to know you. And I always listen to the Smuckers. So. Hi.

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