Asia Tech Review 2.0: relaunching my weekly newsletter
TL;DR: I have a cool Asia tech newsletter, which now looks a lot nicer. Go sign up at asiatechreview.com.
I started a weekly newsletter back in February 2014 as a way to force myself to spend more time reading tech news from across Asia. You could call it a guilt mechanism. I’ve been fortunate to work as a tech reporter in Asia for the past five years, but even that doesn’t stop me from falling behind.
After a while, I noticed that some people really appreciated the emails — not a tonne, it doesn’t have 2,000 subscribers at this point— which was an added bonus.
But a lot has changed over the past two years — I’m now at TechCrunch, for one thing, while my two kids are growing up and have started school — and lately I’ve found it harder to find the necessary time for the newsletter. As a consequence, over recent months it hasn’t been sent out every week.
That’s why I’ve now switched to a new system — powered by Revue — which makes the newsletter nicer looking and, most importantly, massively shortens the tedious process of compiling it. That’s something that I hope will get me back to sending weekly emails again. (It used to take 3–4 hours each Sunday, which is tough.)
There are still things that need refinement and there will be more changes, but overall I think this is a much-needed improvement.
If you’re already a subscriber: thank you — please let me know what you think of the new look when it hits your inbox on Monday morning. (You may need to add “firstname.lastname@example.org” to your white list if you have a zealous spam detection service.)