Was at #pyconindia and got to meet over 2 dozen subscribers of http://importpython
Here is what they liked about the newsletter
Curation with description/excerpt explaining the article,
It's a toss up on github projects I curate. 50% want to focus on popular / trending projects as oppose to what I do that's focus on ones that were released last week. The other half love the fact that they find projects that are simple scripts / tools they borrow from,
Knowing which event is happening is awesome. But need to make it compact. Also focus needs to be on user group meetups,
Those who subscribed to python subreddit mentioned the other newsletters to be less interesting because mostly all their articles were already read by them through rss reader. We feature a lot of stuff that hasn't made it to reddit yet makes it interesting.
What are the new things being planned based on the feedback received ?
New Improved Newsletter Design ( built from ground up using foundation's email framework mostly ),
Render well in mobile email clients,
I intend to make sections fluid i.e. ability to introduce new sections as and when needed as oppose to fixed ones,
Ability to search entire newsletter archive as one feedback was how tedious it was to dig articles from previous issues,
Exploring other forms of content presentations i.e. gif, video, embedding tweets.
Exploring more social platforms.