that one news letterI’m getting ready to relaunch That One Newsletter and curious about your thoughts…

in the past I’ve sent it out via eMail as an HTML publication and posted it on the website ThatOneNewsletter.com

I’m curious does that format work for you? Do you prefer text only?

Also what topics would you like to hear about?

In the past I’ve had the following sections:

  • Feature Article
  • Web Guy Ramblings
  • Cool Tools
  • Things You Should Know
  • This Weeks Question
  • Reader Spotlight

I’m also curious if you would mind a guest article there as well as the featured article?

I’d love to hear your feedback on this simple leave a comment with your thoughts, Also if you have an article that you think would be fitting for my newsletter just let me know my focus is on web business and online marketing.

Looking forward to your feedback

10 Comments

  1. Bob Marconi on May 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Hi,
    Here are two things I would like to see:

    *Tools
    *Things You Should Know

  2. Connie Ragen Green on May 22, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Frank,
    I can’t wait to see your newsletter. I’d like to see info on a particular area of technology, cool tips as well as cool tools, and also a guest article. Also, if you could choose a couple of questions you are asked frequently and answer them as well. We need to know if the technology is something we can do ourselves, or if we should just outsource it from the beginning.

  3. Rhea! on May 22, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hey Frank,

    I’m thrilled to see you starting your newsletter! Please focus on the main technical issues that web masters face every day and encourage them to listen to the marketing department.

    Your advice will help a lot of businesses.

    THANK YOU for doing this! I know you’re busy!

    Rhea!
    who thinks you’re the best!

  4. Marius Wlassak on May 22, 2009 at 12:47 pm

    Hello Frank !

    The most impressive I found that finally someone (You) created a very clear and precise place to be. Keep up this clear line. Yes a Guest Post entrywould be fine for creating synergies.

    Until soon + Best wishes to all from cloudy Munich,
    Marius Wlassak 🙂

  5. Christina Hills on May 22, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    I prefer newsletters as HTML. That way I can print it out, and it’s easy to read.

    I like all the topics you mentioned. And a guest writer would be great!
    You are a master at finding tools and shortcuts, so keep those coming.

    Cheers,
    Christina Hills

  6. Lois Reid on May 22, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I prefer the HTML format.
    Guest writers are fine, maybe even some of your readers
    I enjoy product reviews, I agree with Connie that it is nice to know how much tech skill is required so we know if we need to outsource or how to learn to do it ourselves. I also like some interactive opportunities such as contests,etc.

    Good luck with the relaunch.

  7. Rich Hamilton on May 22, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Frank,

    I like “gentle” html, that is, gently formatted but not one of those overdone Constant Contact type of layouts.

    It’s nice to have headlines in bold, sometimes a photo or illustration, etc.

    And I like short emails. Links to longer explanations are good.

    Rich

  8. George on May 23, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    Good Job Frank!

    LOL…glad to see you cut down on the use of Orange.

    Plain text email will get you best deliverability . Make it short and sweet with a link to the on-line version. The eMail is actually an ad to entice them to click on the link to read the main version. So, you have to write it like an ad.

    You could make the on-line version downloadable and printable.

    Tools, resources, tricks, secrets etc are always good. WP blog tips and plug-in reviews would also be good.

    I think having a guest article would be a good idea.

    GC

  9. Frank Deardurff III on May 23, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Thanks everyone for the great feedback I really appreciate it!

  10. Karen Brunet on May 24, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Frank,

    What really makes you stand out head and shoulders above the rest is:
    1) your grasp on cutting edge technology that actually works and gets results
    2) how to use that technology in our marketing for greatest effectiveness
    3) the insider tips on what we need to know to maximize our efforts.

    I’d like to see more of those advanced, “insider” tips and strategies. Guest article would be great, too. I like HTML newsletters, either online or in my inbox.

    Glad to hear you’re going to publish regularly again! I’m looking forward to it.

    To your success,

    Karen Brunet
    ESS – It’s not just a website…It’s the Mother Lode!
    More Clients – More Sales – More Often

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