I just launched a rebranded, extended version of my weekly newsletter, helping web workers be productive, stay inspired, and think critically.
what is a web worker
I'm guessing it's similar to a "maker".
Possibly someone that works on the web?
I think this is a cool idea but honestly there is nothing on that landing page that makes me want to sign up to your newsletter. I don't really want to click a link to see an example - you could possibly put that example email below the main landing section. You could also put something like 'join 25000 creatives reading the best weekly newsletter" to give it a bit more social validation. Also the fact that one of the few links on the website is for advertising makes it seem like this newsletter is more aimed at making you money, than giving me interesting content. Hope this helps :)
Despite the downvotes, I do agree with your final point.
I signed up in good faith, but the second I start "feeling" like this is just a marketing spiel I'll be unsubbing immediately.
We all already get enough marketing spam in our inboxes, if I'm agreeing to "A weekly newsletter helping [me] be productive, stay inspired, and think critically" I'd be down for that. If it's a weekly email ad catalogue of 3rd party vendors though, no dice
Yeah I'm not sure what the reasons for the downvotes are. It's not a mean comment at all and there are suggestions on how to remedy what I perceive as bad aspects of the website. Downvoting will not work on DN because people get their feeling hurt too easily on this forum.
I'm a big fan of Offscreen magazine. Looking forward to this newsletter!
Is this former Offscreen Dispatch?
An excellent quote is used in your example. The main page doesn't allow you to feel anything like that. Work on the design. The main page is the face of your site.