Newsletter creation: help me to be organised

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  1. cool11 macrumors 65816

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    I am thinking about the creation of newsletter, for a site I am running.
    Not something special or very professional. But definitely not pure amateur one.

    I don't care too much about which application should I use to create it.
    I think Pages, or Swift Publisher, will be suitable solutions.

    I want to know the whole procedure how it should be set.

    1. Create newsletter pdf.
    2. Create a mailing list, in site's controlpanel or use a mass mail program?
    3. Limitation on mass mailing?
    4. What else should I take care?

    Is this a procedure like 'create, mail it, finish'? That's it? So simple?
    Is the whole thing difficult, painful, or time-consuming?

    Your advice will be valuable for me.
     
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  3. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    Probably.

    Post specific questions. If you expect someone to tell you everything you need to do to make your newsletter you might be waiting a long time for a decent response.

    Use Pages to make your newsletter.

    I'd use an online service for mass mailings.

    Depends what you mean by limits.

    As for time consuming it depends what you want to do and how long you want to spend doing it. You could do the whole thing in an hour if you don't mind producing a rubbish newsletter or you could spend a month if you are a perfectionist.
     
  4. Darsh macrumors member

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    Honestly, in my experience, how you create it and how you distribute it are trivial. The difficulty is in filling it with something people care about :)

    At my old job, one of my coworkers created a company newsletter that was so poorly written (one article had two unattributed quotations, had one paragraph repeated twice, and ended in the middle of a sentence) that he was literally mocked into quitting :-D

    But its easy these days to make most documents into a PDF and its easy to mass mail something... those should be things you spend a few minutes doing AFTER you have a well written newsletter :)
     

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