Despite all the technology and design that’s available online, the old-school newsletter has proven to be a satisfying way of obtaining the content people want.
With the influx of internet content, it’s becoming increasingly hard to find websites that suit our needs, be that for personal enjoyment or keeping up with the news. It sounds paradoxical that in the age where there’s the most information available, people are having a hard time finding news they can trust and enjoy. Despite all the technology and design that’s available online, the old-school newsletter (a fancy way of saying “email”) has proven to be a satisfying way of obtaining the content people want.
Unlike social media, where websites and blogs seem to fight each other for followers and likes, the newsletter feels simple in the best possible way. The content gets straight to the point. It also has a way of filtering out any information that you’re not interested in.
Here are 5 newsletters worth reading for a more productive and less overwhelming 2020.
Everyone could stand to read a book or two more. “Read A Girl” is a monthly newsletter that recommends writing by women. Their entries include famous authors like Tina Fey, Phoebe Waller Bridge and Elena Ferrante to more obscure suggestions that will allow bookworms to discover more women writers. Each newsletter is brief, acting as a review of the book, discussing what works and why the book is a must read.
The Skimm is one of the most popular newsletters on this list, providing you with a quick and easy breakdown of the day’s most important news stories, ranging from politics, to tech, to something random that made everyone talk.
The New York Times has plenty of newsletters depending on what you’re interested in, be that Trump’s Impeachment, technology and daily news.
Written by Emma Gannon, The Hyphen is all about “living life more curiously,” which is a pretty broad definition meaning that plenty of things will be discussed. The newsletter also provides different recommendations of podcasts, books and more.
The great thing about newsletters is that, if the writer is good, you can read about a hundred different topics in new and interesting ways, which is kind of the purpose of Woolgathering. This weekly newsletter touches upon topics that range from productivity to work stress, all written by Mike Sturm.