Saturday, July 26, 2014
I subscribe to a few newsletters, some for several or more years.
The time has come to eliminate some of them. There was a time when they all provided good interesting accurate information.
The first ones to get the boot will include:
- Slide shows - I don't want to cycle through a dozen useless screenshot slides to get information I could have read in one paragraph.
- Videos - that I have to like or share on Facebook in order to see them and continue.
- Lists of ten things - these are getting so old that the repeats are repeats.
- Inaccurate or opinion type articles written by invited writers with little research under super headlines designed to make you think otherwise. (Until you get half way through or near the end of the article, and realize there is little or no basis for the material given.)
- Those that are re-published under a new sounding headline or title that are exactly the same as they were the first time.
- Any one that has a blaring sound or video file that plays automatically that you have to hunt for the pause bar.
Only The Good Stay
Thankfully the ones that do this sort of thing do it with almost every edition. So its easy to figure out which ones to get rid of.
Its also easy to figure out which ones to keep that have been providing worthwhile information reliably for years.
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