In October 2001 I first started publishing my weekly newsletter. Something like 500 issues have been written and emailed since then.
Almost ten years, in internet years, is a tremendous time. The world has changed, and so too has the internet and how we use it. My feeling is that weekly newsletters are no longer as exciting and new a concept as they were back then. We now have new ways to get information sent to us – Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.
Blogging has come of age as a mature technology and accepted way of publishing and receiving information, and the time has come for The Travel Insider weekly newsletter to take the next step in its internet presence. Accordingly, this post marks the start of the newsletter in its new blog persona.
One of the key obstacles that prevented me from doing this sooner was the lack of a way for readers to still get the blogged version of the newsletter emailed to them, the same as before. That is no longer a problem, and you’ll see on the top right of this page a link to sign up for an emailed newsletter subscription.
Just as before, your email address is secure and won’t be spammed. Just as before, everything remains free. Unlike before, you’ll get newsletter emails more regularly during the week, rather than just one issue every Friday morning, and hopefully, the formatting and interactivity will be improved too (try it and see – you can now comment on my individual articles if you wish).
I hope you’re as excited by this as I am. What do you think? Post a comment/reply to this blog entry and let me know.