I’ve decided to start doing a monthly newsletter with announcements, updates, and content related to the topics that I discuss here on this blog: online communities, social media, and more. This is a good way to get my content if you can’t keep up with my RSS feed and want to get a monthly summary.
Every email will contain a link to unsubscribe. I know that interests change and many people prefer to receive content via RSS, instead of email, so I will never be offended by people choosing to unsubscribe.
I plan to release these newsletters about once a month starting on Tuesday, March 10. Please feel free to send me feedback or suggestions for what you would like to see in future newsletters.
For the geeks among us, I’ll be using Campaign Monitor to manage my newsletter. So far, the experience has been really positive. The templates took a little time to set up, but I’m not a designer by any means, and I was still able to figure it out and come up with a simple, decent-looking template. The software manages subscribes / unsubscribes, forwarding to a friend, web versions, html / plain text, etc. so I don’t have to deal with the hassles of managing email lists. It’s also ridiculously cheap at $5 plus $0.01 per subscriber for each newsletter.