Illustration: Daniel Benneworth-Gray

How many newsletters have you subscribed to? My answer would be too much… and not enough. Is it possible to be addicted to emails? Not the type of business for sale, but those of individual creatives, people who just have to capture whatever is buzzing in their minds and fingers and put it in people’s mail.

I’m a serial subscriber – anyone with anything even slightly interesting to say, you’ve got my attention. Distract me as much as you want with your consciousness streams and hyperlinks, my deadlines can wait.

I find the newsletters more contained and targeted than the relentless algorithmic social media raffle, but there is still a heartwarming chaos; irregularity reminiscent of the Wild West nature of the Web in the early days of blogging. Do you remember when everything was weird? Different voices approaching work from different angles, new ways of thinking and doing.