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How to Discover Newsletters

By Pierson Marks

We know that finding high-quality newsletters can be a huge pain. And in today's digital age, blogs and other types of publications have become an invaluable source of insights, updates, and content. Whether you're looking for industry news, expert opinions, or just some interesting reads to start your day, there are countless newsletters out there waiting to be discovered.

Here's a guide to help you find the best newsletters:

1. Identify Your Interests

The first step in finding great newsletters is to identify your interests. What topics are you passionate about? Are you looking for newsletters on technology, business, health, lifestyle, or something else? Knowing what you want will help narrow down your search.

2. Explore Newsletter Directories

Several websites curate lists of popular and niche newsletters. These directories are a great starting point for discovering high-quality content.

Because of this, we've built our own directory that includes hand-picked newsletters from our favorite authors. Check out our Jellypod Newsletter Database here.

Some other popular newsletter directories include:

  • Substack: A platform where writers publish paid and free newsletters.
  • Revue: A newsletter platform with a wide range of topics to explore.
  • Newsletterest: A comprehensive directory of newsletters categorized by subject.

3. Leverage Social Media

Social media platforms like Twitter, LinkedIn, and Reddit are excellent places to discover newsletters. Follow industry leaders, influencers, and thought leaders who often share their favorite newsletters. Additionally, join relevant groups and communities where members share recommendations.

4. Use Newsletter Aggregators

Newsletter aggregators collect and organize newsletters from various sources, making it easier to find and subscribe to the ones you like.

Jellypod can be a perfect example of an aggregator that allows you to subscribe to newsletters and convert them into an audio podcast, perfect for your daily commute or workout session.

Some other traditional newsletter aggregators include:

  • Inbox Reads: A directory of interesting newsletters.
  • Milled: A platform that aggregates marketing emails and newsletters from various brands.

5. Ask for Recommendations

Sometimes, the best recommendations come from friends, colleagues, or online communities. Don’t hesitate to ask people in your network about their favorite newsletters. You can also participate in discussions on platforms like Quora or Reddit to get personalized recommendations.

6. Subscribe and Evaluate

Once you have a list of potential newsletters, subscribe to a few and evaluate their content. Pay attention to the quality of information, writing style, and how well they align with your interests. Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe if a newsletter doesn’t meet your expectations.

Finding great newsletters takes a bit of effort, but the rewards are well worth it. By following these tips, you can discover newsletters that provide valuable insights, keep you informed, and even entertain you. Happy reading!