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Are we in a newsletter bubble with the Newsletter Crew Community

Yaro Bagriy
Yaro Bagriy

About this episode: This week we have the first Newsletter Crew community episode. We’re going to start doing community episodes frequently now. These episodes will consist of having 3-4 members of the Newsletter Crew community come on and discuss hot topics within the newsletter space. And this week we’re discussing a very interesting topic. Are we in a newsletter bubble? This week we have Zahid, Reza, Rohan, and David joining us! Zahid is a newsletter publisher and maker of Mereku, a discovery platform for newsletter content. Reza, who is a writer and startup growth strategist and Head of Growth at Sorted and writes a weekly newsletter called Out of Curiosity, which promotes mental models to help you get 1% better every day. Rohan runs the Bootstrapped Branding newsletter which helps all kinds of early-stage entrepreneurs build killer brands without big budgets, personal connections, or prior experience. and David who runs The Land of Random, a newsletter rediscovering the magic of the internet.

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vnL75CsSKA

Episode sponsor: SparkLoop (https://sparkloop.app/)

Feature Newsletter Growth Story: This week we’re featuring Victor Lei, creator of The Average Joe newsletter. Victor’s newsletter is growing 30% faster with a SparkLoop referral program without having to lift a finger.

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Show Notes & Insights:

  • We’re still early in this newsletter cycle. The bubble is far out but coming.
  • A lot of people will drop off after they either go back to work or their circumstances change.
  • Are we really in a “bubble” or simply a hype cycle?
  • Newsletters are becoming what blogs were ten years ago.
  • Our tastes are shifting, we all want to go straight to the source.
  • The ways, means of creation, and barriers are entry have been changed. It’s so much easier to start a newsletter today.
  • Newsletters are a medium that will get more popular due to the sea of content that’s here.
  • Newsletters get the keys to the kingdom.
  • Most people who start a newsletter will drop off.
  • There is something inherently human about newsletter type of communication.
  • Newsletter fatigue is only happening in our own newsletter bubble. Normal people probably are only subscribed to one or two newsletters.
  • Practice in public.

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Yaro Bagriy

Podcast host & community manager