Here’s the RSS feed:
I still find this the best way for consuming periodical content. I can read it when I want, and not have it clutter my mailbox.
While this will work, just keep in mind that there are plans for exclusive content that will not be available via RSS due to its limiting nature.
Out of curiosity, what is more limiting about RSS than email? The only thing I’ve come up with so far is that I guess you could customize what is sent to each email address, but that doesn’t seem to apply to a newsletter anyway.
Customization is precisely my issue. The RSS feed will only render the issue as an anonymous reader, which removes any personalized messages I include as well as any exclusive content paying readers (will) have access to.
Another issue on my end is that RSS subscriber numbers are not precise.
To be clear though, I am in no way against RSS. In fact, the whole newsletter is based on my ability to read tons and tons of feeds. Just that Morning Cup of Coding is not (and will not be) designed for RSS, and thus I will not be actively promoting its use.
You could require that RSS readers append a “token” to the URL; which would identify the reader and thus give them said personalized content.
That could definitely work. Not sure how I can integrate that with MailChimp. I’ll give it a look this weekend. Thanks.
You could always roll your own so you have more control:
you’d still need something like SendGrid for delivery, but that’s not too hard either.
Tbh, I don’t trust myself to build a software that sends emails to 3,5k readers :)
But it’s definitely in the back of my mind because I still do a lot of things manually.
I know about SendGrid and MailTrain, thanks for pointing out paperboy.
This is really enjoyable and interesting! Subscribed. Thanks for all the curating work, pek!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoy it :)