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3 Reasons To Publish An E-Newsletter AND A Blog


With spam filters on high alert, delivering a newsletter by email is not as easy as it was even one year ago. Should it reach your subscriber's inbox (without getting siphoned into a junk folder), it still has to vie for attention amongst dozens - or even hundreds - of new messages.

1. A blog is not "email"

A Weblog or blog, on the other hand, is a page on your site that can be updated several times a week with fresh content. If a reader has "subscribed" to your blog, he or she gets an alert (consisting of the headline and brief summary) every time you post new information.

I.e., much the same way you can include a teaser paragraph in your e-newsletter with a link back to the full article on your site.

If you're thinking that subscribers have to proactively "visit" your blog (a "pull" tactic) vs. having an ezine or e-newsletter delivered to them (a "push" approach) there's good news.

You can subscribe to a blog using downloadable software called a newsreader. NewsGator www.newsgator.com is a popular one as it integrates seamlessly with Outlook. There are lots of newsreaders to choose from, many of them free. Once installed on your desktop, the newsreader (also called a news aggregator) grabs the latest updates to your blog via an RSS feed.

No need to worry what RSS is (it stands for Really Simple Syndication). Just have faith that RSS is a new way to publish and distribute content on the Web without using email. And that's the point. No email. So, no worries about spam filters or delivery problems.

2. A blog is an instant publishing tool

A blog is an easy-to-use content management tool. When you "blog," you are instantly adding new content to your site via a Web interface. No technical or programming skills are necessary. Anyone can update the copy and content on your site. In fact, think of a blog as just another page on your Web site.

Key point: a blog doesn't have to be "cool." A steady stream of short tips with links to other sites or articles can be extremely useful. (See my article 5 tips for a useful resource blog.) In fact, this is the same kind of useful information you may be cramming into each issue of your newsletter. With a blog, you can parcel it out in digestible bits - with more impact.

3. A blog makes your site search engine friendly

Search engines love blogs and will index individual entries (no matter how short) if you've got your blogging software configured to create a separate page for each new post. In other words, think of each blog post or entry as a Web page with its own title.

By incorporating a blog into your site you are creating multiple new mini pages. Search engines crawl sites which are updated regularly with fresh content. So "blogging" raises your site's rankings in search results.

OK, but are blogs a fad or a trend?

I love this question. Here's my answer:

Newsletters or ezines are still the e-vehicle of choice for most marketers. Two things are slowing the adoption of blogs as a channel for business communication:

1. The term blogging is associated with online journals; personal, unedited writing; and, er, needless bloviating.

2. Most folks don't know what a news reader is and why you need one to subscribe to a blog or any other RSS feed. (Again, don't fret over RSS. Visit www.newsgator.com for a good explanation and to see how easy it is to download a newsreader.)

Use a blog to extend the reach of your e-newsletter

My advice for now is to continue publishing an e-newsletter. If you're sending it in HTML, trim your design down to the bare minimum and make the file size as small as possible. This will give you a better chance of getting past the spam filters and other blocking tools being used by major ISPs like AOL.

Of course, don't forget to link back to your blog through each issue of your e-newsletter. You'll probably need to explain to your newsletter readers what your blog is, where to find it and how to subscribe to it.

If you think your email subscribers are not ready to embrace "newsreaders," then don't mention this downloadable software - or RSS for that matter. Simply include a prominent link to your blog in the layout of your newsletter and remind readers to "visit" often for updates between issues.

Bottom line, consider adding a blog to your site for two reasons: as an instant publishing tool and as an adjunct to your email marketing efforts. You may find you can use a blog to trim down the extraneous information that's clogging the regular issues of your newsletter and making it less effective.


Useful Resources

Good explanation of RSS

Using RSS Feeds to Promote Your Website by Ralph Wilson

Quick explanation of RSS (from my article "5 key questions about business blogs")

 

Popular Blogging Tools

Blogger (free tool; now owned by Google)

Movable Type (software you install; it powers many professional-looking blogs)

TypePad (hosted version of Movable Type; easier to set up)

 

Debbie Weil is the publisher of award-winning WordBiz Report, read by close to 15,000 subscribers in over 80 countries. She is also an Internet marketing & communications consultant. She sells special reports & award-winning starter kits, and produces audio conferences on topics related to marketing with e-newsletters or ezines... as well as blogs. Download your free copy of her mini guide to online copywriting (value $10) instantly when you subscribe to WordBiz Report.


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Twitter restores verified blue tick of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s personal account - Hindustan Times
  1. Twitter restores verified blue tick of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s personal account  Hindustan Times
  2. After Venkaiah Naidu, Twitter removes blue tick from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's handle  Business Today
  3. Twitter removes blue tick from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's account, restores later  Mint
  4. Twitter Took Away Verified badge From Vice President, RSS And Other Chief's Accounts, However, Restored It Later  Techstory
  5. Twitter removes verification badges of personal accounts of VP Naidu, RSS top brass; restores later citing rules  Devdiscourse
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Heather Thomson Sounds Off on RHONY Newbie Eboni Williams and It's Not Pretty - AllaboutTRH.com
Heather Thomson Sounds Off on RHONY Newbie Eboni Williams and It's Not Pretty  AllaboutTRH.com

Candiace Dillard Claims RHOP Co-Star Ashley Darby Gets Less Criticism Because She's “Light-Skinned” - AllaboutTRH.com
Candiace Dillard Claims RHOP Co-Star Ashley Darby Gets Less Criticism Because She's “Light-Skinned”  AllaboutTRH.com

Ticked Off: After VP Naidu, Twitter Restores Blue Badge on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagw - News18
Ticked Off: After VP Naidu, Twitter Restores Blue Badge on RSS Chief Mohan Bhagw  News18

Using Feedly to generate post ideas - LexBlog
Using Feedly to generate post ideas  LexBlog

Twitter Ban Row: After Nigeria, is India next to ban the micro-blogging platform? - Jagran English
Twitter Ban Row: After Nigeria, is India next to ban the micro-blogging platform?  Jagran English

Explained: Why India can't block Twitter, unlike Nigeria - ummid.com
Explained: Why India can't block Twitter, unlike Nigeria  ummid.com

Return of the RSS reader » Nieman Journalism Lab - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Return of the RSS reader » Nieman Journalism Lab - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Blogging 101: Why Bother & Key Elements of an Effective Blog - Business 2 Community
Blogging 101: Why Bother & Key Elements of an Effective Blog  Business 2 Community

Gillmor Gang: Grifters Paradise - TechCrunch
Gillmor Gang: Grifters Paradise  TechCrunch

Real Lawyers Have Blogs Archives - LexBlog
Real Lawyers Have Blogs Archives  LexBlog

Newslettering vs. Blogging - CRM Buyer
Newslettering vs. Blogging  CRM Buyer

19 Microblogging Platforms that Let You Blog Anywhere, Anytime - Adweek
19 Microblogging Platforms that Let You Blog Anywhere, Anytime  Adweek

The Rise and Demise of RSS - Motherboard
The Rise and Demise of RSS  Motherboard

RSS bets on small shakhas in hinterland to make it big in TN - The Times of India Blog
RSS bets on small shakhas in hinterland to make it big in TN  The Times of India Blog

What is RSS? And Is It Still Important? - Small Business Trends
What is RSS? And Is It Still Important?  Small Business Trends

Employer’s Policies On Blogging, Solicitation and E-Mail Signature Blocks Lawful, NLRB Rules (For Now, Anyway) - JD Supra
Employer’s Policies On Blogging, Solicitation and E-Mail Signature Blocks Lawful, NLRB Rules (For Now, Anyway)  JD Supra

Link to the Original Articles in your RSS Feeds - Digital Inspiration
Link to the Original Articles in your RSS Feeds  Digital Inspiration

How to start a blog: a complete guide for beginners - Techradar
How to start a blog: a complete guide for beginners  Techradar

WordPress.com Launches New Courses With A Focus On Customer Education - PRNewswire
WordPress.com Launches New Courses With A Focus On Customer Education  PRNewswire

Exiled Azerbaijani blogger Mahammad Mirzali stabbed at least 16 times in knife attack in France - CPJ Press Freedom Online
Exiled Azerbaijani blogger Mahammad Mirzali stabbed at least 16 times in knife attack in France  CPJ Press Freedom Online

Simon Carless's Blog - Why TikTok matters for game discovery - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Why TikTok matters for game discovery  Gamasutra

Niklas Gray's Blog - A Debugging Story - Gamasutra
Niklas Gray's Blog - A Debugging Story  Gamasutra

Blogging is back, but better » Nieman Journalism Lab - Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
Blogging is back, but better » Nieman Journalism Lab  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Ricardo Bess's Blog - An approach to understanding art styles - Gamasutra
Ricardo Bess's Blog - An approach to understanding art styles  Gamasutra

John Mueller Relaunches His Old Blog - Search Engine Roundtable
John Mueller Relaunches His Old Blog  Search Engine Roundtable

ET Is Live Blogging the 2021 Oscars - WUSA9.com
ET Is Live Blogging the 2021 Oscars  WUSA9.com

Feedburner is getting an updated infrastructure at the loss of email subscription service by Google - Digital Information World
Feedburner is getting an updated infrastructure at the loss of email subscription service by Google  Digital Information World

Back to the RSS Future - TechNewsWorld
Back to the RSS Future  TechNewsWorld

Martin Annander's Blog - Love Letter to Cyberpunk 2077 - Gamasutra
Martin Annander's Blog - Love Letter to Cyberpunk 2077  Gamasutra

Not Game Over: Game Developers Tackle the Climate Crisis - Gamasutra
Not Game Over: Game Developers Tackle the Climate Crisis  Gamasutra

Mattia Podini's Blog - 7 Nudges & Manipulative Techniques present in Undertale - Gamasutra
Mattia Podini's Blog - 7 Nudges & Manipulative Techniques present in Undertale  Gamasutra

How to speed up your hyper-casual game's launch at every step of the publishing process - Gamasutra
How to speed up your hyper-casual game's launch at every step of the publishing process  Gamasutra

Jon Zacharias, Co-Founder of GR0, Releases Guide on How to Turn Influencers Into Blogging Weapons - Business Wire
Jon Zacharias, Co-Founder of GR0, Releases Guide on How to Turn Influencers Into Blogging Weapons  Business Wire

Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit - Gamasutra
Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit  Gamasutra

Three Ways the NBA Top Shot Economy Could Collapse - Gamasutra
Three Ways the NBA Top Shot Economy Could Collapse  Gamasutra

Analysis: Apple vs. Epic - the key monopoly takeaways - Gamasutra
Analysis: Apple vs. Epic - the key monopoly takeaways  Gamasutra

Publishing a game on Epic Games Store: Three (not so) simple steps - Gamasutra
Publishing a game on Epic Games Store: Three (not so) simple steps  Gamasutra

RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them - Business 2 Community
RSS Feeds and How To Burn Them  Business 2 Community

Using live biometric data to adapt a mood and enhance the player experience - Gamasutra
Using live biometric data to adapt a mood and enhance the player experience  Gamasutra

The Simplest Trailer to Make For Your Steam Page - Gamasutra
The Simplest Trailer to Make For Your Steam Page  Gamasutra

How to Improve the About This Game section on your Steam store page - Gamasutra
How to Improve the About This Game section on your Steam store page  Gamasutra

Charles Games, Year 1. Making serious indie games, business recap (Part 1) - Gamasutra
Charles Games, Year 1. Making serious indie games, business recap (Part 1)  Gamasutra

Josh Bycer's Blog - Revisiting the Fall of Resident Evil - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - Revisiting the Fall of Resident Evil  Gamasutra

Will there be peace between India and Pakistan? - The Times of India Blog
Will there be peace between India and Pakistan?  The Times of India Blog

eBay Kills Affiliate Tool that Drives Traffic to Seller Listings - EcommerceBytes
eBay Kills Affiliate Tool that Drives Traffic to Seller Listings  EcommerceBytes

How a former Detroit Pistons blogger — Ohio's Jason Preston — became March Madness star - Detroit Free Press
How a former Detroit Pistons blogger — Ohio's Jason Preston — became March Madness star  Detroit Free Press

Anmol Jangir's Blog - Virtual Reality Is Very Real - Gamasutra
Anmol Jangir's Blog - Virtual Reality Is Very Real  Gamasutra

Ravi Teja Sanampudi's Blog - Implementing Bounty Hunting in Mafia III - Gamasutra
Ravi Teja Sanampudi's Blog - Implementing Bounty Hunting in Mafia III  Gamasutra

Simon Carless's Blog - Cyberpunk 2077, expectation management & your game - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Cyberpunk 2077, expectation management & your game  Gamasutra

Josh Bycer's Blog - Celebrating the rise of Indie Development - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - Celebrating the rise of Indie Development  Gamasutra

The Not so Secrets to Success in the Game Industry - Gamasutra
The Not so Secrets to Success in the Game Industry  Gamasutra

Mike Marrone's Blog - Game Dev Digest Issue #74 - Visuals and Math - Gamasutra
Mike Marrone's Blog - Game Dev Digest Issue #74 - Visuals and Math  Gamasutra

Why a Community and Retention Strategy matters Post-IDFA - Gamasutra
Why a Community and Retention Strategy matters Post-IDFA  Gamasutra

Cyberpunk 2077 - Have video games become products like any other? - Gamasutra
Cyberpunk 2077 - Have video games become products like any other?  Gamasutra

Of Mice and Men - Making a Meaningful Scent System in Redwall - Gamasutra
Of Mice and Men - Making a Meaningful Scent System in Redwall  Gamasutra

What Is an RSS Feed? (+ How to Get Started) - G2
What Is an RSS Feed? (+ How to Get Started)  G2

Josh Bycer's Blog - The Successful Steps of Early Access Games - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - The Successful Steps of Early Access Games  Gamasutra

RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 3 - Times of India
RSS’s standardised Hinduism – Part 3  Times of India

Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more - Gamasutra
Steam tag trends, Epic & Valve lawsuit drama, & more  Gamasutra

The argument for simpler games, in an industry obsessed with complexity - Gamasutra
The argument for simpler games, in an industry obsessed with complexity  Gamasutra

Steam's marketing tracking, Epic's exclusivity data & more - Gamasutra
Steam's marketing tracking, Epic's exclusivity data & more  Gamasutra

A Few Simple Benefits of Using An RSS Feed - Business 2 Community
A Few Simple Benefits of Using An RSS Feed  Business 2 Community

Ruben Torres Bonet's Blog - Compilation Visualizer: Uncover These Iteration Time Killers - Gamasutra
Ruben Torres Bonet's Blog - Compilation Visualizer: Uncover These Iteration Time Killers  Gamasutra

Twitter refuses to block accounts on govt order, stresses on freedom of expression, govt finds it ‘unusual’ - National Herald
Twitter refuses to block accounts on govt order, stresses on freedom of expression, govt finds it ‘unusual’  National Herald

Ryan Sumo's Blog - How much should I discount my game? - Gamasutra
Ryan Sumo's Blog - How much should I discount my game?  Gamasutra

Packers-Saints Week 3 Live Blog - Packers.com - Packers.com
Packers-Saints Week 3 Live Blog - Packers.com  Packers.com

Ross Przybylski's Blog - How Randomness Contributes to Strategic Thinking - Gamasutra
Ross Przybylski's Blog - How Randomness Contributes to Strategic Thinking  Gamasutra

Josh Bycer's Blog - A Design Discussion on Death Stranding - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - A Design Discussion on Death Stranding  Gamasutra

Simon Carless's Blog - Steam gets 'experimental' with discovery - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Steam gets 'experimental' with discovery  Gamasutra

Simon Carless's Blog - Apple's Arcade shifts, Steam's cookies & more - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Apple's Arcade shifts, Steam's cookies & more  Gamasutra

2020 Relief: An Empathy-Driven Way to Design Games - Gamasutra
2020 Relief: An Empathy-Driven Way to Design Games  Gamasutra

6 Mistakes That'll Drain the 'Juice' Out Of Your Game - Gamasutra
6 Mistakes That'll Drain the 'Juice' Out Of Your Game  Gamasutra

Josh Bycer's Blog - The Impact of Videogame Criticism - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - The Impact of Videogame Criticism  Gamasutra

Peter de Jong's Blog - Optimizing Human: Fall Flat for mobile devices - Gamasutra
Peter de Jong's Blog - Optimizing Human: Fall Flat for mobile devices  Gamasutra

Jump-Start a Year's Worth of Content via the Launch With Words Plugin - WP Tavern
Jump-Start a Year's Worth of Content via the Launch With Words Plugin  WP Tavern

Simon Carless's Blog - Steam's end of year bonanza gets 'experimental' - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Steam's end of year bonanza gets 'experimental'  Gamasutra

Start RSS Feeding Content Today With dlvr.it to Social Media [How-To] - Rocks Digital
Start RSS Feeding Content Today With dlvr.it to Social Media [How-To]  Rocks Digital

Daniel Kleffmann's Blog - Collaboration games in the aftermath of COVID-19 - Gamasutra
Daniel Kleffmann's Blog - Collaboration games in the aftermath of COVID-19  Gamasutra

Josh Bycer's Blog - Roguelike Lessons Horror Games Need to Learn - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - Roguelike Lessons Horror Games Need to Learn  Gamasutra

RSS is the greatest enemy of Hinduism - Times of India
RSS is the greatest enemy of Hinduism  Times of India

What Happened to Tagging? - JSTOR Daily
What Happened to Tagging?  JSTOR Daily

Coffman named 2020-2021 member manager of YALSA's blog, The Hub - ala.org
Coffman named 2020-2021 member manager of YALSA's blog, The Hub  ala.org

Deep dive: inside King Of Crabs' Steam F2P success - Gamasutra
Deep dive: inside King Of Crabs' Steam F2P success  Gamasutra

Angela Limoncelli's Blog - 5 Insights from 3700 Reviews of Cyberpunk 2077 - Gamasutra
Angela Limoncelli's Blog - 5 Insights from 3700 Reviews of Cyberpunk 2077  Gamasutra

David Muennich's Blog - How Supraland's puzzles are different - Gamasutra
David Muennich's Blog - How Supraland's puzzles are different  Gamasutra

'I'm the patient now' | Maryland ER doctor blogs about breast cancer journey - WUSA9.com
'I'm the patient now' | Maryland ER doctor blogs about breast cancer journey  WUSA9.com

Josh Bycer's Blog - A Study on Modern Mobile Design - Gamasutra
Josh Bycer's Blog - A Study on Modern Mobile Design  Gamasutra

Iuliana U's Blog - Long Dark: Survival game HUD UI - Gamasutra
Iuliana U's Blog - Long Dark: Survival game HUD UI  Gamasutra

Switch & Steam discount strategies? Here's some good ones - Gamasutra
Switch & Steam discount strategies? Here's some good ones  Gamasutra

Do betas & demos right, the Monster Train way! - Gamasutra
Do betas & demos right, the Monster Train way!  Gamasutra

Why Nintendo's Switch continues to see so much success - Gamasutra
Why Nintendo's Switch continues to see so much success  Gamasutra

David Logan's Blog - Indie Insights: Hooks and Anchors - Gamasutra
David Logan's Blog - Indie Insights: Hooks and Anchors  Gamasutra

Simon Carless's Blog - Who's playing what on PlayStation 5? - Gamasutra
Simon Carless's Blog - Who's playing what on PlayStation 5?  Gamasutra

How did Rust make $1 million in Steam revenue in a day - twice? - Gamasutra
How did Rust make $1 million in Steam revenue in a day - twice?  Gamasutra

Iron Galaxy Studios: Biden's American Families Plan Sees People - Gamasutra
Iron Galaxy Studios: Biden's American Families Plan Sees People  Gamasutra

As Microsoft moves more blogs off its MSDN and TechNet sites, here's how to stay current - ZDNet
As Microsoft moves more blogs off its MSDN and TechNet sites, here's how to stay current  ZDNet

PM Modi should hold firm against protesting farmers: Bloomberg - The Times of India Blog
PM Modi should hold firm against protesting farmers: Bloomberg  The Times of India Blog

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The Scary Secrets of Horror Design From Silent Hill 4 The Room  Gamasutra

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Behind the curtain and under the sheets with Haven  Gamasutra

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