Why do you subscribe to design newsletters?

4 months ago from , Lets do this

I always wonder why many people subscribe to design newsletters. Do you really read all newsletters you got in your email?

12 comments

  • iterati designiterati design, 3 months ago

    FOMO

    I don't read everything, but scan through and pick interesting pieces, then scan through those and select a couple to read.

    Although I mainly use RSS, newsletters are also a great way to have information flowing to you instead of opening bookmarks and scrolling through feeds to see what's new and learn stuff.

    7 points
  • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, 3 months ago

    I use to sign up to a lot of design newsletters, but I found out I never read them. I ending up spending 3 hours trying to regain control of my inbox. Now, I just check thenews.im to skim the headlines and bounce out to start my work day.

    3 points
    • Samantha S, 3 months ago

      dope site thanks for sharing! who is the site by? dig the ui

      0 points
      • Scott ThomasScott Thomas, 3 months ago

        You have to hover over the header and click about. I love the site. I guess it uses panda.

        Ahmet Sulek (Founder, UX Designer) Cole Townsend (Lead Designer, iOS Designer) Tosin Afolabi (iOS Developer)

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  • Razlan HanafiahRazlan Hanafiah, 3 months ago

    Freebies

    2 points
  • Cameron SageyCameron Sagey, 3 months ago

    Some of the articles in InVisions newsletter are pretty good. I didn't sign up for it on purpose, but I didn't unsubscribe either :p

    2 points
  • Nixson Sysanga, 3 months ago

    There's also those sites that give away free assets or templates that request emails, sometimes I find newsletters in my inbox for stuff I've downloaded previously.

    0 points
  • Dirk HCM van BoxtelDirk HCM van Boxtel, 3 months ago

    Good question, since I end up never having time to read any of 'm.

    0 points
  • Jon MyersJon Myers, 3 months ago

    I like Sidebar because it’s tightly edited, stuff I don’t normally find elsewhere and thus, good for discovery.

    0 points
  • Matt HelbigMatt Helbig, 3 months ago

    I read them all. Best way to scan a bunch of articles that might be interesting.

    Some newsletters like Frank Chimero and John Maeda's Design and VC newsletter contain content not shared on other channels.

    Also help run RGE so always on the lookout for new interesting designs.

    0 points
  • Larry IoannidisLarry Ioannidis, 3 months ago

    Not all of them. But if there is something really interesting, I will read it. For example Sketch prototyping feature. I read about that :P

    0 points
    • Jan ZhengJan Zheng, 3 months ago

      to think of it, that's their only email that caught my eye as well. the other stuff gets deleted

      0 points