Introducing Birch Bark: An Email Newsletter Experiment
I’m not a big fan of putting substantial writing in newsletters (way to kick off a newsletter announcement, huh?), but I’ve grown quite fond of the sort of newsletter that just has some interesting links, such as the hugely popular Sidebar.
I read a lot on the web and I wanted a venue to share some of my favorite things (mostly tech related) and a newsletter seemed like an interesting route to go for this. This could just be a weekly blog post, of course, but this gives people a chance to subscribe to just these links, and I think that could be interesting.
As mentioned in the title, this is an experiment, so I reserve the right to stop the newsletter or just start posting it as a blog post, but I think this could be fun!
The first issue will go out this Friday, so sign up now if you want to get some cool links in your inbox going into the weekend.
Also fair warning, this thing is coming in hot, so the style of the email is competent, but not out-of-this-world amazing. I'm going to see if there is enough interest to keep this going before investing too heavily in a top-tier email design.