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What newsletters are you subscribed to?

citizen428 profile image Michael Kohl ・1 min read

I'm just curious which newsletters people on here are subscribed to, both work related and private. Here are mine:

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Ben Sinclair

I never subscribe to newsletters. They've just never interested me. If I want to know something, I find the information myself, rather than get it pushed to me. Newsletters are usually just filler - 10% something I am interested in but would have read anyway, 90% irrelevant waffle.

I am on the mailing lists of all the artists I've supported on bandcamp, so I get notifications of their new releases, however if they provided a feed of these separate to the general timeline on the site, I'd unsubscribe.

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Michael Kohl Author

If I want to know something, I find the information myself

You can only look for what you know exists though. For me this is also a lot about learning/discovering new things. Obviously I don't really read 15 newsletters per week, I mostly just skim them and open anywhere between 0-5 articles, many of which I only read the first and last paragraph of before deciding if they are interesting enough to read all of it.

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Ben Sinclair

I find out about things from browsing sites and using Twitter and Reddit, things like that.

Newsletters are just a different way of doing things, but I've never got the appeal of having someone send me curated content.

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Michael Kohl Author

Fair point, I was the same until last year. But as my role shifted from individual contributor to CTO, I also needed to stay up to date with things that aren't part of my core competencies/interests and for that the curated content worked well. I have them skip the inbox and go straight to a specific folder, so instead of Twitter and Reddit I browse that.

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guico33

As mentioned, newsletter are more for discovering, not learning about something you already know.

I also browse reddit, medium, dev and a few other channels, but it's time-consuming and interesting content is scarce.
I subscribe to a couple of newsletters and the signal to noise ratio is much lower.
For someone who is actually busy, I think newsletters are a good way to stay up-to-date with minimal time investment.

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ItsASine (Kayla)

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If it's tech news, I'll find it organically on reddit or here when I'm sitting down to read tech news. If it's tips and tricks, I'll find it Googling when I need to know something. Either way, I initiate the search rather than increase the clutter in my inbox.

I'm still trying to get rid of newsletters that seem to be cool with subscribing instantly with flimsy concent while also taking a month to remove you from the list when you want out.

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Jonathan Lacanlale

Vault Analytics has an awesome newsletter of everything AI and ML related! Sometimes mind-blowing tech gets overshadowed by other mind-blowing tech and their coverage makes sure to keep it all in one email

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Massimo Artizzu • Edited

Only two, because there's no other way:

For the rest, I'd rather use a RSS feed. Feedly keeps them well organized, and away from my inbox.

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John Forstmeier

I officially subscribe to two:

  • Golang Weekly: it's a super clean/simple layout and I'm personally most interested in the articles discussing best practices and neat solutions (Cheney is often featured here and his stuff is awesome) - definitely my favorite thing on Thursdays.
  • Axios Login: more to appease the news junkie in me with a broader technology sector focus.

Non-newsletter sources I use heavily are Twitter (both for news and for neat tech stuff) and Sip by Product Hunt for random news updates throughout the day.

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Bruno Paz

I am also a big fan of tech related newsletters.

For me, what attracts most on these kind of newsletters is that I can get an overview of whats going on the industry pretty quickly and sometimes it acts as a reminder that I need to check this or that.

Here are some I am subscribed to:

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matt24ray

Thanks for the list! There are a couple I hadn't seen before. I help make the DailyDrip Weekly Newsletter (dailydrip.com/weekly). I also sub to Inside Dev (inside.com/dev), which I've enjoyed a lot lately.

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Gerade Geldenhuys

I subscribe to Steve Smith's Weekly dev tips

Only one, but a goodie.

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Ben Hilburn

A couple I subscribe to and enjoy:

  • hackernewsletter - I don't care to browse HackerNews (especially the comment sections), but I do like seeing the links that get posted. This newsletter does exactly that.
  • NextDraft - A daily round-up of the news that is well-done, easy to browse, and enjoyable to read.
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Akshay Mittal

I start my day from Daily Brew

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Todd Hogarth

I would add the "you are not so smart" podcast which is all about how our brains work and why people and crowds behave as they do.

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Ali Spittel

The ones I always read are JS Weekly, @cassidoo 's newsletter, and (non-tech) Girls Night In

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Ben Halpern

I subscribe to both of those! I may not be in the target GNI demographic but I enjoy it. 🙂

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Conlin Durbin

Ponyfoo is one of the best weekly developer newsletters and the only one I subscribe to. It's great.

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Anton Frattaroli

I like twitter but when I'm bored I look at Code Project (they do a newsletter but I don't subscribe): codeproject.com/script/News/List.aspx

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juankOrtiz

For me it's:

  • Ruby Weekly
  • Frontend Focus
  • Vuejs News
  • Javascript Weekly
  • CSS Weekly

I wish there was something as "Backend focus" or "PHP focus" or "Laravel focus"

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Kaitlyn Tierney

Andy Croll's One Ruby Thing is very good onerubything.com