Newsletter about newsletters and more from @QViews
Streams & Loops
A newsletter about newsletters (and more)
from Theresa Quintanilla (@QViews)
I hope you and yours are healthy, or at least receiving good care. If not let me know if I can help. Since I'm very introverted, being alone never bothered me anyway, but I do miss one-to-one coffee/wine meetings with you and other friends.           --Theresa
Bobbing along in May 2020

I've been writing newsletters since 1985, the email variety since 2000, and I thoroughly enjoy it. It distresses me to hear people moan and groan about doing them. Maybe I can show everyone they can be fun.

I'm also a collector of newsletters. I have them all sent to a separate email account where I can compare and learn from them. Now I want to share a few examples with you every month.

WHY? Because newsletters are a steady link between people. When we ask our readers to reply or share, we're looping them into the stream. It doesn't work every time, but often people find themselves sucked in, even if just for a moment.

So bob along with me and learn about one of the best kind of newsletters, one that's available to anyone who wants to connect -- the curated newsletter.
First, let's take a little break for fresh air in Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.
A stream in Houston's Hermann Park Japanese Garden
Curated newsletters are easy to make, easy to manage, and easy to read. Even more importantly, they encourage collaboration and experimentation.

Examples of curated newsletters:

  • Recomendo recommends six things every week: products, reads, lessons and other things to make our lives better.
  • Dexigner is a feast for the eyes every couple of weeks with eye-popping designs of furniture, books, interiors, buildings, and more.
  • Storythings collects good stories from around the web. Scroll down to "The Full Story" section to get a summary before you click.
  • Non-Obvious Insights curates intriguing news stories that you might miss if Rohit Bhargava hadn't found them for us.
  • National Geographic has several newsletters that exhibit excellent images, taking you into another world.
I'll be publishing Streams & Loops every month to show the best side of email. By the way, I also know how to create print versions which can be mailed. If you share my desire to support our U.S. Postal Service, let's talk about it. Or just share your favorite newsletter with me. 
One of the first known newsletters was distributed in England in 1631 featuring happenings of locals overseas.

from The Cybrarian Outpost: A History of Newsletters,
2008-Apr-9 by Marvin "Vinnie" Daniels
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