Newsletters are the new blogs, they say, and I hope not because I hate getting email. And yet there is ~content~ in newsletters, good content, so here’s a few that I subscribe to and like.
- Charged - I guess this one needs no introduction to this community ;)
- The week that was - Ian Kennedy’s once-a-week newsletter with usually ten links to interesting, unusual stories from all over the world. Anything from someone winning a vacation to Winnipeg, Canada to punishing a San Francisco developer’s illegal demolition by forcing the guy to rebuild the exact replica of the building. [archives]
- Jenny Shen’s newsletter - I met Jenny (and recorded a podcast with her!) at XOXO 2018. She writes about design, her life, being a PoC in technology and everything in-between.
- Laura Olin - Another XOXO alum, sending out interesting things from all over the internet once a week. She has an interesting perspective on things. She also has a list of job opportunities in the media at the end of every newsletter. [archives]
- Nicole Knows - This is The Toast alum Nicole Cliffe’s newsletter, do yourself a favor and follow her on twitter immediately as well. It’s a mix of fun and weird Reddit threads and skincare. [archives]
- NextDraft - A daily newsletter from Dave Pell, managing editor of the Internet. A mix of US politics and interesting random things. [archives]
- Things That Have Caught My Attention - by Dan Hon. An irregular newsletter with Dan’s thoughts on a variety of issues, and the occasional weird fiction. It’s long, but it’s worth reading. [archives]
- The Shatner Chatner - By The Toast (and XOXO) alum Daniel Mallory Ortberg. A mix of fiction and just plain weird but fun stuff. [archives]
- The Web Is OK - By Aaron Gilmore, XOXO alum, coming in your inbox once a few with a few interesting stories from the web. [archives]
- Leah Finnegan’s newsletter - Leah, from The Outline writes mostly personal essays, and they are all pretty great. Check out her latest one about Envy. [archives]
- Jenn Schiffer’s newsletter - Last but not least, Jenn Schiffer’s newsletter never disappoints. Hard to put it in a box. It’s wacky, and it’s fun. [archives]
What are yours?