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ChrisJWilson
ChrisJWilson

So after trying and failing to find a list of microblogranuts who run newsletters, I decided to Thanos it and do it myself. Micro Blog Newsletters Let me know yours and I’ll add it. I can add contributors too.

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chadgmoore
chadgmoore

@ChrisJWilson Thanks for this resource, Chris! My signup link is buttondown.email/Chad I know @numericcitizen @amit @kaa have newsletters too ... Anyone else?

amit
amit

@ChrisJWilson Thank you Chris for initiating this. Here's the signup link for my newsletter. I've also published the detailed write-up and information about the newsletter. //@cm

kaa
kaa

@cm ah another Buttondowner :). I've only recently relearnt to embrace the simpler stylings and actually it seems to have increased my open rate which is interesting.

twweaver
twweaver

@ChrisJWilson Hi Chris - great idea. Thanks to @cm's recommendation, I've moved my newsletter over to Buttondown: https://buttondown.email/twweaver.

chadgmoore
chadgmoore

@kaa It’s hard work trying to make things more simple, isn’t it? I’m trying to limit the amount of tools I use. IaWriter and copy/paste into Buttondown works for me. Maybe there’s a drafts action or Siri shortcut to make the process easier but I’m exhausted by tinkering these days. Whoa, I went off on a tangent, apologies.

Your newsletter has lovely illustrations and art, how do you deal with the images? Upload somewhere, then link them with markdown I assume?

chadgmoore
chadgmoore

@twweaver doh, sorry I forgot yours!

twweaver
twweaver

@cm No worries!

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@ChrisJWilson Resilient

ChrisJWilson
ChrisJWilson

@toddgrotenhuis your newsletter has answered my question as to whether I can do a half price on the lowest subscription options in Substack. I was tempted to do so just to get the custom headers. Added to the list and added to my subscriptions.

ChrisJWilson
ChrisJWilson

@ChrisJWilson I’ve added a few already and I need to add some tag categories. Not sure what tags to use yet. Plus perhaps a short description for each newsletter?

toddgrotenhuis
toddgrotenhuis

@ChrisJWilson Yeah, it’s kinda weird, you have to offer their minimum price, and then can offer discounts on that. I haven’t done enough work on the “premium” part of mine yet to warrant actually charging folks, so I’m comping folks that I know. But I do want the podcast part non-public, requiring some level of buy-in, so having it behind the paywall (or freewall) gets that done.

kaa
kaa

@cm Ha I hear you completely. I found that I was spending hours on writing and researching my newsletter, then I would end up spending a few more hours formatting the thing in Mailerlite so that it could look a certain way. It was enough friction to make me forsake the final look of the newsletter in favour for simplicity.

Top tip: You can email a draft to Buttondown. If in iA, you get it over to draft (through the share) then install a markdown email action (depending on your preferred client) and off it goes into Buttondown. Or just copy paste :).

So for the images I actually host Stet.Build on Blot. So all of my images are hosted there.

amit
amit

@kaa @cm I went ahead with revue for the simple composing interface. Given I mainly want to share a few links and a short commentary, I needed something which allowed quick capture and paste for them. And still look cleaner. Same archive online is a plus.

Buttondown looks a great option for text first newsletters though. //@ChrisJWilson

numericcitizen
numericcitizen

@ChrisJWilson mine is here: Check out my newsletter "Numeric Citizen Newsletter" share.mailbrew.com/apple_obs...

MDonaldson
MDonaldson

@ChrisJWilson This is great, Chris! I have a weekly newsletter titled Ringo Dreams Of Lawn Care which is loosely about music-listening + music-making and how technology changes the culture around those things. So, in the 'music' category, basically. Here's the link: ringodreams.substack.com -- thanks!