The Meta Letter (Archive)

A now defunct newsletter from Kev Quirk

Meta Letter 11 – Domain Giveaway & Some Whimsy

📅 30 Apr 2021

Hey there,

How are you doing? I’m going to assume you just asked me how I’m doing; I’m doing well, thanks for asking. It’s been a super busy month for me personally, as I started a new job – same company, just a new role. Problem is, I’m having to continue my old role as well, while my replacement is being found. As you can imagine, juggling 2 job is not fun!

Anyway, I digress – let’s talk about something more interesting than my boring job, shall we? After all, that’s what you subscribed for.

Free domains!

This first thing I wanted to talk about is an exclusive offer for wonderful people like you who have subscribed to read my mutterings every month. I’m a serial domain registerererer and it’s getting out of hand. When I register a new domain, the process goes something like this:

  1. I have a ridiculous idea.
  2. I register a domain to “reserve” my idea with a view to building that thing, make my millions and retire before I’m 40.
  3. I do absolutely nothing with the domain and it just sits there.

So I’ve put together a list of some spare domains I have lying around. They range from absolutely useless, like (my idea to make my fortune with a WordPress blog – I’m still pondering this, but with a different domain – do you think it’s a good idea?), to quite funny domains like – come on, I had to register that one!

If you want to nab one of these domains FOR FREE, take a look at this form (link redacted for published post) and drop me an email. NOTE: This is all first come, first served and you will then be responsible for the annual renewal fees.

Admin update

I’m making a small change to when I send out this newsletter. In the past I’ve always said that I will send issues during the last week of the month. That’s pretty woolly, so from now on I will send The Meta Letter on the last Friday of every month.

Hopefully this will make things a little more predictable for you and you know when to expect my waffle to hit your inbox. Because, let’s be honest, I know you are waiting with baited breath for every single issue I release…right, RIGHT?! ?

📝 From my blog

I didn’t actually write much on my blog this month, as I’ve been too busy. But I do have some interesting news for later on. In the meantime, here’s the latest from my blog:

Adding Some Whimsy & Character
I’ve been making some changes to the theme on my site that makes it all a little more fun. Instead of trying to make it look like a boring editorial, I’ve decided I’m going have some fun with it.

What’s The Difference Between Padding And Margin?
As the title says, this is a quick how to guide that explains the difference between padding and margin – something that always confused me when I first started playing with web design.

Right then, onto that not so interesting news I referred to earlier…

I’m writing an eBook…probably

So this is another Meta Letter exclusive – I’m writing an eBook (probably). It’s going to be a complete guide on setting up and maintaining a blog. It’s going to cover things like:

I plan on sharing previews of this eBook as I develop it over the next few months. This will give you an idea of what the eBook will contain, but will also give you an opportunity to provide feedback to me. Which I hope will make the eBook better for it.

So what do you think? Is this a good idea, or am I wasting my time? Good or bad, I’d love to hear what you think – if you have thoughts, please hit reply and let me know!

Depending on how bad of a failure this first eBook is, I may produce more of them in the future. But we will see…

💭 Meta Thought

I think that’s quite enough waffle for this month, so as usual I’ll leave you with this thought from the depths of my grey matter…

Light bulbs were such a good idea that they became a symbol for a good idea.


And with that thought, I’ll see you next month.

Kev, out.