Tenbum's Timely Tips will be a series of tips and ideas that will be sent to subscribers via email. Many will be too short to justify a full page on the website, although some will be expanded into a page later. Most will be about tenkara, but some will probably be about keiyru or seiryu fishing, on occasion even micro fishing. I'm sure there'll be tips on fly tying.
Some will be things that are tried and true, and some will be things that just crossed my mind and sound interesting but are unproven. I'd put the "long rod, short line" technique in the first category and the porcupine quill floats in the second. Some definitely will be outside the box.
In addition, subscribers will occasionally get a chance to preorder rods and will have the ability to buy items that I may only have one or two of and which will never be on the website. These limited supply items will be offered on a "first come, first served" basis. All the emails will go out at once so everyone will have an equal chance. (Of course, someone in England or Australia may have to check their email at 3 AM to have that chance, but there's no way around that. I'll try to send some out early in the morning NYC time, so the Europeans and Australians have a chance and the guys in California have to be up at 3 AM.)
Subscription is free, but you have to sign up. Then you have to confirm that you've signed up. My web hosting company is extremely careful that none of their sites send spam. That's one reason why in over four years I've never sent out one mass mailing. If you would like to subscribe, I'll need your email address. I'll use it only to send TenBum's Timely Tips and you can unsubscribe at any time.
I don't think it will ever grow to become an online magazine, but who knows, things evolve. At this point, I can't say how frequently an email will be sent. It depends on how often I think of things.
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- Eiji Yamakawa