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Updating the newsletter
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I am always thinking about how to make the newsletter to be easily read by everyone.
Thus there are two updates that I want to make:
Make images clickable.
This is already implemented in this week's edition (Edition 35). I think it helps to click on the image if you want to read the thread or to go directly to a repository mentioned in the image.
Splitting the newsletter in two sections
Because Substack has the option of sections, I am planning to split the newsletter in two:
Short Ruby News - The code edition - this will contain what now is grouped under “👐 Our Community”, “👉 All about Code and Ruby”, “🧰 Gems, Libraries, and Updates”, “🤝 Related (but not Ruby-specific)”
Short Ruby News - The content edition - this will contain what now is grouped under “More content: 🎥 🎧 🗞 (articles, podcasts, videos, and newsletters)”
This will mean you will receive on Monday two emails:
One with the title “Short Ruby News - The code edition #35”
One with the title “Short Ruby News - The content edition #35”
The newsletter is very long, and it becomes hard for me to give proper attention to all categories I include. I feel it gives you - the reader - more control over what and when you read something.
I also feel that there are a lot of good articles written, and putting them at the end of a very long article is somehow taking a bit of their light or inspiration. Moving them into their section/email, I can maybe put them more into the spotlight or summarise some of them so you can pick what to read.
This will probably happen in April - maybe the first or second week of April. I want to take time to communicate more about this so that you will know that you will receive two emails on Monday.
Of course, this will be an experiment.
I kept thinking about it and postponed it for weeks. But I think now it is a good time to try it.
I would love to hear your opinion in the comments here, and let me know how it works for you.