These days it seems like just about everyone has a newsletter. The demise of email marketing has definitely been overstated!
Several years ago I had been toying with the idea of setting up a newsletter where I’d share some bits of news as well as links to interesting stuff I’d come across. I went as far as setting up a couple of subscription forms, but never acted on it.
Until yesterday when I finally “launched” my newsletter.
I’ll be honest. I’ve no idea how often I’ll send it, which I know is really “bad”. But I’m not selling anything, so my motivations for doing this are far more abstract.
And as for what the content will be I kind of see it panning out a bit like this:
- serious stuff that I’m thinking about. That could be about politics, social issues, internet policy or pretty much anything else that is keeping me up at night (figuratively speaking)
- personal bits and pieces – think hobbies and “non-work”. This could be my cooking experiments, gardening or maybe some other thing I’m messing about with when I’m not working
- fun / quirky – could be a silly meme, a video, something else. Key thing is that it’s fun or quirky in some way
For the geekier bits:
- the emails will come from @michele.blog
currently using MailJet to handle stuff, but that might change.
- Switched to MailerLite as MailJet decided to block my emails from sending and refused to explain why
Want in? Just sign up here (or via the sidebar!).