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Comments on Left Handers Club newsletter format

lhc newslettersWe produced a short survey in our October 2010 newsletter asking members about their preferences for the newsletter format and frequency.

  • 83% thought that the current frequency of one newsletter per month was best
  • 87% thought that the current content of 6 to 8 articles was right

  • 60% thought that we should continue to show the full articles in the email body, while 39% thought we should have article summaries with links to the full article online.
    Only 2 people thought we should produce the newsletter as just a list of links to articles.

  • You can see a list of the suggestions for topics to cover here

We received lots of kind comments and suggestions about the newsletter and here they are in full if you want to have a look – than you to all of our members who contributed.

* I think the current mix of content is very good – facts, anecdotes and useful tips. Keep up the good work!
* I am one of the few people left with only dial-up access and so links are very difficult for me to access.I love your newsletter and am so glad you are back!
* left handed physicists/ astronomers
* Frequency could even be once every two – three months (from one   who's inbox has enough each day…making Anything Left-Handed more special when it arrived!).   Would prefer more articles rather than fewer, but the current number is fine.I think summaries with links to the full articles would be the happy medium between what you do now and having only links.   It gives a little better idea about the content of the article but would make the email shorter overall.
* Do you have any statistics on how many alcoholics are left-handed?
* love the news letters. i understand how time consuming the letters are, but really love em! keep it up guys u do a fab job xxxxxx love n hugs from Tracey a total lefty nut! oh any ideas where i can get a leftie keyboard or laptop!
* Personally, I think the system you have right now is just right. I don't see a need to change anything.Thanks for all your hard work.Barry.
* Enjoy the newsletters. Thanks for the quality work!!
* I think it is great as it is and send out this kind of enewsletter as part of my job and we are always advised that 6 to 8 is about right and if you dont at least have some info in there people wont read it so please dont go for the list of links.   As for frequency I think we all get bombarded with so many emails these days and more frequent (unless there is a good reason) and I am not sure I would read and it creates more work for you too!!   Says she who has just created one for her work as she is on holiday next week!!
* Keep up the bonafide good work!!
* Thanks for your time and effort to build the left handers community
* As the only left-handed person in my rather numerous extended family, I find it extremely helpful and reassuring to read about how other left handed people have addressed this world of the right-handed preference.You are doing a stirling job…
* I think you should do however you want too.You'll never make everyone happy so make yourself happy
* Thank you, I enjoy your newsletter and appreciate the time and effort you put in to producing it.
* I very   much this newsletter and pass it on to leftie friends.   Roz
* I woould like to see more on things for lefthanded people: ie: tools,utensils, etc.It's hard trying to use a potatoe peeler made for righthands. Places where we can obtain these items in my state of New York
* I like you newsletter just the way it is….if I want to read more, I can click the link, if not, I move on…….it is perfect the way it is.   Thank you very much for all your hard work on behalf of us lefties!   🙂
* I like the newsletter just as it is!
* I like it as it is… a list of links would definitely be a backwards step.
* I like the newsletter as it is presently.Thank you for asking.
* You have been doing a great job!   I look forward to receiving the newsletter.
* Keep up the great work!
* I have been a lefty for all of my 70 years and am proud of it! I am a full time kilt wearer and proud of that also!They(whoever they are) say we will take over the world, but probably not in my life time.Bob
* I really like this newsletter…I love being a lefty…I am the only one in my family
* A longer (meaning you may have trouble producing an equal-length newsletter more often) monthly issue, like you're doing now, with 6-8 articles is good.   Sharter, and I won't pay as much attention, since not all the articles interest me.   Article summaries and lists of links won't have me reading any of them, as my e-mailer's attached browser is pretty much garbage, working occasionally (like, for this survey) but more often than not bringing up a blank page and causing the package (web, email, etc) to freeze for an undetermined length of time.   I'm still waiting, for instance, for the comment page on forcing lefties to write with their right to load, while I write this, and this was delayed while it decided whether or not it would ever load.   I have high hopes it will, since this loaded, that's usually a good sign that, if I wait long enough, eventually, the other will load too.   (In other words, if that wasn't going to load, this wouldn't have loaded as this was behind it in the queue.   Ah, there the other page is; now to go ever there and type.tc
* I think full articles because life gets very busy with having to click through to do this or that and it is great to just be sent the information. If that article isnt interesting you can scroll down to the next one. I like your newsletter and I read it when i get time and even when i dont i am drawn in! Thank you!
* I love having LH newsletter…*L*…I have taught myself to run a calculator with my right hand which allows me to write with my left one…very fast for bookkeeping
* I love it just the way it is!
* I would like to receive it less often, like every 2 or 3 months.
* Please note that I love receiving your newsletter. Keep up the good work.Greetings from Nico, Amstelveen, The Netherlands.
* I like your newsletter just the way it is!
* Keep it this way please – I would not visit links but I like seeing what is written.
* I like the newsletter as it is….doing this more frequently certainly will take more of your time, therefore the decision should be up to you!Thanks for the articles…while I write and use my left hand to eat with, I do most things right handed.   I was forunate to have a left handed teacher when I started to learn – she refused to let me write in that crooked hand method.   As a result many do not realize I am left handed.   The right handed use must come from adjusting to this stinking right handed world we live in!!   I must add it leaves me in a confused state more often than not!!
* I like it as it is … PLEASE don't change it !!!!
* I like it the way it is now! 🙂
* I like it just the way you have been doing it, and I am so glad you have restarted the newsletters!
* can you post your articles on your facebook page. I would love to share your articles with my friends on facebook
* I love your web site and your newsletter. I like to read stories about lefthanded people in public life. I also like to read research on lefthandedness. I have recently purchased two of your products and I am enjoying them very much.
* I like it just as it is
* I would prefer that you keep the newsletter as is. I like to be able to read the article without having to go to the web site (though I visit that at other times) right at the time I'm reading my e-mail. Inconvenient! Same frequency, too. Shorter, more frequent ones would just add MORE to my already overloaded e-mail numbers. Keep to less frequent, but fuller e-mails.And I know that I'm in the minority these days, but I have dial-up service and would appreciate alternatives/supplements to videos (i.e., offer the videos, but give still pictures or just a written summary, too, for those of us who cannot watch the videos).Related to that, I'm fine with the e-mail newsletter being primarily text, with supplemental photos and videos available at the web site. The visual IS very important (I'm a graphic designer, so I appreciate the visual!), but keeping most of it on the web site makes opening the e-mails easier, quicker, and less prone to being incompatible with people's operating systems!
* I like it as it is. I don't have to click to see the entire story and I can see at the top which ones I want to read. The frequency is good as well. Don't change something that seems to be working pretty good.
* Actually, the last item ‘Content' should really be a mix of all three!
* Enjoy the newsletter as it is.A good blend of story and products.ThanksAndrew
* my wife and I ;, both lefties, experienced the same problems listed here this month re being forced to change to right hand.   I was born 1922, she in 1928.   I'm a retired engineer, spent many years on a drafting board, used the right hand for lettering, and the left hand for line drawing, a no. 2H pencil in the right hand, a 3H or 4H in the left hand,   kind of handy really !!!!
* As much info and articles on the subject of left-handedness as an issue permits with perhaps less time spent on merchandise, although I realise it's important to bring such items to us as we are an ignored demographic. Thanks,aNg
* more competitions and keep up the research on handedness
* I don't have any issues with how the letter is now
* I like it exactly the way it is! Don't change it! There nay be some formatting things that could be done better, but I haven't noticed any :p
* I like it exactly the way it is! Don't change it! There nay be some formatting things that could be done better, but I haven't noticed any :p
* Think it works perfectly well as is.     Am sure the editors devote enough of their time to producing such interesting and factual newsletters for the benefit of us “Lefties”.
* Perhaps it would be possible to produce one   newsletter in the current style of full articles and another which just contained a list of links for those who prefer it. Most would probably be happy with a choice.
* It is absolutely fine as it is.DO NOT change anything.
* I like the way they are now very much.   They are interesting and well presented.   Just the right frequency too.
* I'm just pleased to receive anything about left handers so do whatever is most efficient and not too time consuming. I live in a remote area of Australia and the internet service is slow so that if video and images are used please make them as easy to download as possible (not sure of the technology). Thankyou for a great resource.
* I usually don't have much time, so I think it's perfect the way it is. It takes me 10 to 20 minutes to read everything that interest me. I   read 4 articles at least.
* Thanks for asking.   Keep up the good work!
* Well, this wasn't an option, but every other month would be ideal for with with the current length. If once a month, 1/2 the length, I read everything, but I get lots of newletters and much to read, so I want to get all my lefty stuff and not have to save it for weeks before I have time to read it.   You guys are fantastic! Thank you so much for what you do and advocating for us and informing us of what's going on. You rock!
* Keep up the good work. I enjoy reading and pass it on to people from time to time or mention in my newsletter. Bruce!
* I love getting this newsletter once a month and was even happier when you started up again. I fear that if it comes more frequently I will start to ignore it like other ‘junk' subscriptions that inundate me on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The format is great. Wouldn't change a thing.
* Thanks for all your hard work. I appreciate reading the information you provide.Whatever format works for you-works for me.
* Please, whatever else you may change, do not vary from the ‘full articles' format. I receive too many newsletters that are either links only, or summaries with links, and sometimes it's just too much trouble to follow the links, even if I would otherwise have read the entire story.
* I enjoy the newsletter just as it is.   No changes needed.   Keep up the great job!!
* Its been realyl itneresting and good so far keep it up!
* Great newsletter and products! Keep them coming!
* I like the newsletter as it is. I get other newsletters with links to click on and find it tedious. I would rather have a longer newsletter once a month than a shorter one more often. I don't always read it the day it arrives. I know I have a whole month to read it before another one arrives.
* One of the things I enjoyed reading the most and would like to participate in more was the “Is it just me?” article not too long ago where club members wrote in their own experiences. I would love to see something of that nature on a newsletter again!
* Since I mostly access the net at work, it's much easier for me if I can read the whole article by email.
* I like the information, but the linear layout is hard to scroll through, especially at work 🙂
* I really like the newsletter just the way it is.
* Keep it just the way it is.
* I think it would be so much better if one newsletter contains maybe just 2 or 3 articles.
* Your efforts to get the newsletter to us monthly is a tremendous and much appreciated effort.   As indicated in my answers above, I like everything as is, but to make it easier on you I would even think you could keep length and content presentation the same but only offer it every 2 months.
* Keep the news letter as it is. The size and frequency are perfect. If the size were increased it would take longer to read. It could put people off reading it. If it were shorter, it would take longer to produce for no apparent gain.If the newsletter were to become more frequent, users/subscribers to the web-site might have less inclination to read it. I believe the attitude would be to put off reading until later, it would then be forgotten.
* I like the way you are doing it now.   Why change what works?
* Keep it as is, please.
* I think your newsletter is just fine the way it is!!
* I love the Newsletter as it is, please don't change it!!!
* I am quite happy with the news letter the way it is. Any new changes would be accepted. Could someone please tell me where I can get a left-handed fish knife???61CF7
* I don't see any need to change the current system, if it ain't broke etc,etc.As you do all this   voluntarily I would suggest it is done the way you want it.
* I like it as it is. The articles aren't too long so I am happy to read them in the email. If it was just links I am less likelly to read them, always other things to do!
* works just as it is! Keep up the good work!
* Don't change it – add anything you feel would benefit, but I am more than happy with the way it is presented and produced now.   Many thanks!
* For me personally I have 3 fe-mail accounts and I don't have time to read a large newsletter.   Therefore, I wouldn't mind maybe up to 3 or 4 articles (not links) in each newsletter.   Also, I am truly a diehard lefty and I'm tired of reading all the negative sayings that there are out there about lefties.   I would love to hear more positive feedback.   I also love reading about how being left handed affects the brain and mind.   That is what I find totally fascinating!Thanks for making this survey available for our input 🙂
* I have only just started receiving your newsletter and I'm very much enjoying it just the way it is.
* More about whether left handers are indeed more creative, artistic and why
* I like the newsletter and enjoy the content you send through.   The information is really helpful and it answers a lot of questions i have regarding how best to support our son.   Thank you.
* Keep up the good work, I look forward to newsletter when it comes.
* I really love the current format! I like receiving the newsletter to my e-mail every few weeks–its kind of like an unexpected, expected surprise that brightens my day. If the newsletter were to come by more often or I'd have to click a separate link to read an article, I'd definitely feel like I'd loose that special feeling I get when I see the e-mail in my inbox.
* I like what you do. The email gives enough information for me to use the links as and when i've finished reading the article, but doesn't leave me struggling for more if I decide not to use them. For example, I enjoyed the film article in the most recent newsletter, but did not feel the urge (on this occasion) to use the links. I know you come in for complaints at how you run things, but I like what you do – and as we don't pay for the priviledge – I'm not complaining!!
* I find it easy enough to skim past any articles that don't interest me.   I'd much rather do that than bother clicking through to links.
* I am just very happy to receive your newsletters, so anything that makes the task easier for you is ok with me. I will continue telling leftys I meet (i.e shop workers)to join the Club. Keep up the good work and thank you.
* Thanks for a great resource
* I think that the newsletter is fine as it is.   It is easy to read & you don't have to open lots of links to see the articles.
* A lot of the magazines I receive online have about 6 lines about the article and then the text ‘click here to read more' that way they can have larger and more comprehensive articles without clogging up inboxes or servers with limited space.
* Personally, I like the newsletters just as they are.   I can read the summaries and follow the links if I want further info (and I usually end up following all the links!!)The only suggestion I have is that you keep up the good work!!
* I like it just the way it is!
* I very much enjoy your news letters in their existing format and frequency. They are interesting and informative and very useful.regarding the problem of changing writing hand, I was not forced to do this ,but as we used pen and ink I was continually punished for smudging my writing.
* Just keep doing what you are doing!
* I like the format, and would really like images and videos about how lefties perform tasks. Very interested in videos about how righties adapt to be lefties and vice versa. There's always more research to do about lefties and why we are what we are: genetics, personality, better and safer career choices, relationship issues, predispositions to diseases, etc. I've been a leftie all my 51 years, love to learn different things!
* I like it as it is.I most emphatically would not want just a list of links; where this happens on blogs etc. I invariably skip rather than have to wait for the link to load.
* Keep it the same, has plenty of interesting on facts, only takes about 5 minutes to read, and with links it would only complicate things further. The current system is the best 🙂 Adrian.
* I look forward to my monthly newsletter and love it just as it is. However, if you change it I'm sure we'll all adapt very quickly – lefties are particularly good at that!
* I like the newsletter as is.   If it's all links, I think I would not read as much.   And as I start an article, I can decide if I want to read more or skip to the next one.   And then I can go to links if for more info if I want as well.Keep up the good work!
* I did not know that King George 6th was a leftie & I'm surprised the powers that be tried to change him.Frightening thought,as he was about to face the Nazi might & this is the sort of thing I imagine them doing !!!!
* Look forward to your newsletter.   I have it in plain text, which I find better than without pictures.
* Very good format currently, with a good balance between text and images (i.e. not so many images that e-mail takes ages to load, but not all text either).
* I love3 getting your newsletter and I think it's great just the way it is!
* I like the current format, it's easy to read, there's no need to click about and wait for pages to load and it's concise. You can always add links to longer articles and pictures, as you do at the moment.
* i really dont have any comments and or suggestions its just nice having something for left handed peaple it makes me feel wanted in a almost right handed world
* I personally like the newsletter as it is at present – after all the idea when you reset the format was because it was causing you grief with the amount of time spent on producing it.xxx Marian
* I think you do a wonderful job, keep it up!
* Great site full of interesting articlesCannot think of any improvementskeep up the good work
* I really like the newsletter but I think that summaries with links would be the most efficient way to do it.
* Love the newsletter, thanks for taking the time!
* I really enjoy getting your newsletter.   Thanks for providing it.
* I'd be happy with one newsletter every two – three months.   It's fun to get them and read about left-handedness, but it's not the most important area of my life and there are so many other people vying for our attention these days.Cordially yours!
* I like it exactly how it already is – thank you for providing it – I like it a lot
* I like having the articles embedded in the email because sometimes I don't have time to sit on line but this way I can print out the email and read the article in my travels.
* I'm pleased with your newsletters the way they are. They are informative, interesting and the mix of subjects is also great. Thank you for doing this and keep up the good work! 🙂
* I think that it was okay as it was!
* i appreciate the frequency as I lead a busy life and its a welcome surprise any more frequently it would feel like spam.
* I love it the way it is! 🙂
* I think the present frequency and size is about right.Although I receive at work, others may receive where they're on dialup – so more links would be unwelcome; even those of us lucky enough to be always-on don't always like switching from email client to browser and back. So full article in newsletter is most preferable – certainly just a list of links would not be.
* Please leave as is.   It is delightful to read and requires no change!
* I think that they're great as they are, but I'd be happy with any frequency and format etc.
* I find your newsletters fascinating and am learning a lot, I was fortunate in that in the late '40s I was not forced to write right handed, but I was ‘forced' to eat right handed, but that has become second nature now.
* Your current newsletter is fine – very interesting and informative.   Thankyou
* I like having the full articles so I can skim through the newsletter and see what I want to take the time to read.
* I like this just as it is.   Information for children and how to help them in schools would be nice and also just fun facts.
* I think you do a great job with the current set up!   I am actually learning quite a bit of information regarding lefties…..understanding myself a little more.   Thanks for providing an interesting read!!!
* I really enjoy this format, as it gives me achoice as to what to read more about. I really don't like newsletters that are just lists. If I want to go to the website and then read more, that is great. Please keep currant format. I am so glad you are back. I missed getting the newsletter.
* I like the newsletter the way it is right now.
* A weekly newsletter woould allow stors to run short term secials, as well as giving more of a group feeling to the club; once a month is simply to long of a separation for a club newsletter.Also, by going to a weekly nesletter, you can, in my estimation, create more involvement by the members by giving everyone a chance to send in short articles, pointers to articles found online while they're still fresh items of interest, and even birthday/anniversery/wedding/etc. announcements and greetings.
* I don't think a more frequent newsletter is necessary, and then number of articles is just fine. If you wrote more often we would have fewer articles per letter or you would be forced to find more to make the e-mail worthsending. Having the full articel is good as i can scan each to see if it is of interest where thetitle of link may not give enough information as to whether i might want to look at it.
* How many lefties are Beekeepers. as some hive tools are only made for right handers.
* appreciate the product references. often find some good items
* Actually, if it's easier for you the article summaries with links to full articles would be fine.   A list of links would probably mean I would not take the time to look.   As the newsletter is currently, I read every story from start to finish.
* I cannot see the need to change anything!
* I really like the newsletters sent to me. I can relate to them and I have the opportunity to gain even more knowledge.
* Its great receiving the email because I am the only left hander in my house so it is always relevenat and great point to relay to the others in the house
* I like the idea for more frequent, shorter newsletters, so that we get the same content in a month but the newsletters are shorter. I like having the whole article in the newsletter. If there were a summary I might go read the whole article if I was interested, but if it's just a link to the articles I won't ever go read them. Thanks for producing this newsletter!
* keep doing like you always have, if it is not broken, don't fix it.
* I just love this newsletter…..always so interesting. Thank you for all the effort you put into producing it. I am left handed, so is my brother and my two children. I was delighted when,as small babies/children they showed a marked preference towards using their left hands. I always knew we were special !!
* Very happy with the newsletter exactly as it is.
* Actually I think your newsletters are just fine the way you've been doing them,no need to change anything.
* the articles being individual blog posts is good. as well as commenting on the posts, it makes it easier to share the article with friends via email or on facebook etc.
* My request for more articles is not a complaint – I always find your newsletter interesting! Thanks for your time and efforts – much appreciated!! I like your website, too.
* I think the newsletter is very well done as is. It is my understanding that you do this on your own, and there is really only so much you can do. Don't make any changes that will put you under more pressure — life is stressful enough!
* Current set-up is fine with me.   Doing the summaries may take up more time, though it would be a way to determine interest in the article w/o having to go to the link.
* I think you're doing a great job as is! Very informative and interesting – articles not too long. A list of links would be boring I think and not many people would bother to go to the link. 10 out of 10 for the way you are!And many thanks for giving inspiration and encouragement.Lisa Smith
* I enjoy the newsletter and wouldn't change it at all.
* I like the newsletter as it is currently.
* I like the newsletter the way it is being published.
* Nothing comes to mind.
* I'm happy with things the way they are. Thanks!
* Nothing to suggest. I just want to thank you for your wonderful newsletter.
* I think every thing is fine the way it is and thank all of you that do such a great job.A.J.Y.
* I like the idea of just a list of links and you can just put hilights of what the links are for.   Saves you a lot of time and if anyone is interested in something we can come read it online!I have never ordered anything as I am in Canada and prices are high with shipping, etc. but I LOVE the newsletter and reading all kinds of things about lefties!Thank you for continuing this!JanetCalgary, Alberta Canada
* I like the current format and enjoy receiving my monthly newsletter.
* Aprreciate that you are running a forum for left handed persons.
* I find your newsletter very interesting and in any format I will enjoy it, however I prefer not to click on too many links and then go back to an email so I would prefer to either have it all on a newsletter, which is emailed or a link directly to a webpage with the latest info on that.
* I like it as it is and look forward to receiving it. I like the current format as I dislike “bitty” articles etc that expect me to flit from page to page or wander off to another site too often. I don't have the patience, or the time, to spend hours doing research on a topic. I think you're doing a fabulous job. Well done.
* I like it just the way it is. If there were more links I would probably not go to read them.
* Thanks for this site & newsletter! I have been spreading the word, particularly to teacher-friends and parents of lefties regarding the ways teachers can have a huge impact on students' school & socialization experience!
* Have no further suggestions as your output so far has been very interesting and content more than adequate.
* I really like your newsletter, I find it very interesting. I always forward it via email to my left-handed siblings and my friends. Please keep up the excellent work.
* I like the newsletters the way they are, just more frequent if possible.
* I think you're doing a grand job. I like the variety in your newsletters and the format. It's like getting an e-mail from a friend
* Love it the way it is.   Would like a lot more information on things to buy for left-handers if you can find it.   Thanks so much for all of the information that you already provide.   I look forward to your newletter each month.   Mary T. Stratton
* Not having to scroll down such a long email would be nice; consider making it wider.But the most imoportant thing is to tell you thank you.   Don't do anything that will make more work for you.   You guys already provide a wonderful service at not cost and it is very appreciated.
* Thanks for the contribution and effort 🙂
* You're doing a fantastic job.   I enjoy reading the newsletters each month.
* I like this a lot.   Thank you!
* I like the current format because if you are wanting more information then you can click on a link and if not you just go onto the next article.Also the articles are just the right length.
* I have a lot of emails sent to me and for me, the way your newsletter is produced and the contents are fine. i think if it were more frequent, I'd not have the time to read it. keep up the good work. Many thanks.
* i love your newsletter as it is. the once a month frequency is just perfect, not to swamp my inbox with emails, that i will then not have time to read..i also love the fact that all the information comes in the email – if i have downloaded the email at home in the morning, i can still read all the info in the train, on the way to work, without internet connection. the more articles, the better :).keep it going, and thanks a lot for existing! left handed wishes :-)joana
* i would prefer to read the information from the newsletter in the actual email i am sent. also once a month is best for a newsletter of this kind.
* thanks for all the information that you put together, really appreciate it
* you are doing a fine job, keep up the good work
* I think the newsletters are fine the way they are at the moment – any extra information or video links are included, but you don't have to, and the newsletter is split up into sections so you don't have to read it all at the same time.Keep up the good work!
* Love the newsletters and am very grateful for the additional information
* I like the newsletter as it is. I have the freedom to read it in my e-mail without having to go to a different page. This format is ideal as I have an older laptop that occasionally locks up on me when I open a new page.
* Keep it largely the same please, just include more of the same – The only thing wrong with it, is that it's so good I want more!   😉
* I like it the way it is.
* Please don't use a dark grey background, with occasional illegible links or comments in blue.   What's the matter with black on white?   I've so irritated by trying to read the present newsletter that I haven't bothered to read more than the first two paragraphs.   I'm sure the rest is fascinating, but I just can't face it.
* I pretty much like the way your newsletter is structured currently.
* i enjoy the way the newsletter has been coming.   many thanks..often find very interesting articles.an aside:Does anyone else have a bit of a problem with adobe photoshop paintbrush being the right handed way?Thank you for your newsletters.s
* I like the email newsletter as it is,no need for change (imo) whatsoever.
* I like it just the way it is!
* I like your newsletter as it is 🙂
* I really don't mind how many articles. Whether it is more or less is unimportant to me as long as they are relevant to left handers.I would not lke just a list of links as I would be less inclined to bother to loo any further.I think the current format is fine.
* I like the newsletter as it is, a list of links means you have to open each item to see if it is really relevant, which takes longer, short articles with extra links can be skim-read
* Keep up the good work! I like the newsletters just as they are (-:
* I am a lady left handed golf player who finds it so hard getting golf clubs.   No shope keeps them in stock.   Do you or could you ask any lady golfers out there can get clubs easily and from where?
* I've left frequency at once per month, and artiticle number at 6 – 8, but twice per month and 3 – 5 articles would be as acceptable. I tend to read the articles I'm interested in in full on the site, so a summary is the best for me. A list of links would not give enough detail to decide.
* Whilst I appreciate the need for change, sometimes, I am also of the opinion “that if it isn't broke – don't fix it”..   I am quite happy with the “newsletter” as is.
* I love being a leftie and I love your newsletter.I am alwyas on the hunt for books, writing and stationery items, etc for lefties. Your newsletter is the most informative one I have ever found. We are different and we need newsletters such as yours for info and update on all things left. Keep up the good work!
* I know you cover this often, but I would like to read more about left handedness and creativity – the link between… I find it a fascinating subject.
* Keep up the good work.   I do not always read the email in a timely manner but enjoy it.
* I like and appreciate the newsletter just as it was formatted. Thank you for your concerns and consideration of others' thoughts.
* I like the mostly-plain-text, articles-in-full format you've been using. The silent majority doesn't speak up because we're contented. Sure you may have been hearing from the technorati who email from their iPads and Blackberrys, but that doesn't mean they speak for the majority.I don't like having to remain online while I read my email messages. I find it more secure to NOT be connected to the internet as I read my emails. That way, if I open a message and my computer lags as malware tries to connect to its feedsource online, the antivirus and antispyware has a chance to detect and disinfect my computer. No harm done when there's no connection. Please consider keeping your current format. Thank you for asking for our opinions rather than unilaterally changing everything.
* Wonderful site! Love it!
* I am very happy with the newsletter as it is and I do not think it needs a change. It is the highlight of my month. If it's not broken don't fix it.
* I like the format as it has always been. It's easy to read and I think being that it is free, once a month is plenty for me. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the lefty website and left-handed community! 🙂
* I like the newletters as they stand as I can skim over them at work in my coffee break.
* A combination of images and links to videos would also be good. Otherwise very interesting. Keep up the good work.
* I like the way it is now. Whatever is great for you will work for me.
* I find it very convenient to not have to open a billion internet tabs to read various articles, so please don't change the format too much:)
* I do enjoy getting my newsletter but do find it a little long winded. It is nice to realize that I am not the only one who suffers problems with this right handed world. You would think in this day and age others would have been more helpful especially in schools.
* I like it pretty much as is.   Keep up the good work!
* I think that you have got it right
* I love your newsletter and I am happy to get it in any format you choose…I believe being left-handed has given me a very flexible, easygoing personality. You all are doing a wonderful job!!! Thanks again!
* I like it just the way it is. It's very easy to read. I admittedly don't read every article in full but it's there to see and I can easily decide what is of interest. Keep it as is for me please…..
* I enjoy the newsletter as it is – enough information to see what is happening, but with further links to original papers/ discussions, etc.Well done.
* I like the organisation of the news letters just as they are. You have some interesting articles which I enjoy reading.My only criticism would be that you ought to get someone to proof-read the newsletter before it is issued. I noticed a couple of errors when I was reading through it… the first error in the first paragraph of the article!!…”1. The effect of changing handsFor many years, left-handed children were forced by their parents or schools to change hands and at least write left-handed….”   Surely this should be “…to change hands and at least write right-handed…”?   However, overall I am glad I subscribe to the news letter. Keep up the good work!Regards,P de Cort
* I love the Left Handers Club Newsletter and I appreciate the work you do!Greetings from Serbia
* Possibly, you could make the email a little more inviting. ie, change the colors. Right now the background is gray with black text and gray-blue text-very mundane.   We don't need to get crazy with neon and flashing graphics, but maybe a little less like the page from a history textbook.     I do however like that at the beginning of the email there is a numbered list of the topics that are to be discussed in the newsletter.   It piques my interest and it allows me to just read the articles I want to, without having to search in depth for what I want.
* I think it's great as it is.   Thanks for producing.
* I am fine with the current frequency but equally would not mind if it was changed to more frequent. What I would not like to see is just a list of links. It that was the case I doubt I would bother to click on them and would probably eventually not bother with the newsletter at all. Keep up the good work and the interesting articles. Regards Dorthe
* For the most part I like your newsletter as is – the only thing I would change is to use summaries and have links to full articles online. Keep up the good work.   Love youPS-had no idea doctors had only right-handed instruments.   A disgrace!
* Keep up the great work!
* I love your newsletters!
* Article summaries with links to full article online would be a huge improvement.   I was never forced to be right handed, but I did wet the bed until I was 12 or 13 years old, so now I'm curious about that.   Anyway, keep the news letters coming.   (Oh yeah, I'm 26.)
* I very much enjoy your newsletter. I love being a lefty and I appreciate what you do for all of us.Thank You.
* Just that I very much enjoy your newsletters and find them interesting and often thought-provoking. Thank you
* Regardless of the format and frequency, your newsletter is great. I am just happy to be able to receive it! Thank you for your hard work.
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  1. Marsha Rothstein-Laino says:

    The above format of responses was difficult to read…I may be left handed but reading posts vertically wasn’t easy. Perhaps it was an error…

    By virtue of my email address, it is obvious, I am a Registered Nurse. I work in a very busy Emergency Department and have much difficulty being a dominent left handed person…a clear example is cutting clothing off either a trauma or cardiac arresed patient. There have been man times when I’ve even said, while using my left hand to cut through thick fabric, “this scissor doesn’t work!”. A right hander takes it and cuts through the clothing without difficulty. I often feel ineffective but there aren’t, not even on your sites, a scissor for me which is small enough for my hand and sharp enouh for my needs.

    Other than that, my life is good, switched to write right handed in second year of elementary school, but haven’t developed the comfortable ability to eat right handed, or, for that matter, have the ability and comfort to do anything else with my right hand.

    Sadly, I do believe the school system should have allowed me to continue writing left handed and, if my parents had thought better, would have refused to help me practice to write with my non-dominant hand. My poor brain doesn’t know what’s going on and often, when I’m not making any conscious decisions, will even grab a large knife to cut a roast…once I realize the discomfort, I switch to the left. Yes, my brain certainly is in a constant state of chaos!!!! Not all that horrible yet the family waits patiently until I realize the error.

    Thank you and kudos to you both for making a very small part of the population have the ability to feel accepted???? Not actually sure there aren’t those who feel there’s some sort of issue which may have occurred during our gestational period in utero? Have to snicker here…

    There has been documentation stating Ultrasounds during pregnancy has produced more male left-handers…If I can find it I shall pass it on…was actually very interesting.

    Have a lovely holiday season and I thank you for your wonderful efforts, Marsha

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