We've been sending out a Best of the Week Digest to every member every week for quite some time now. This has been a great way to keep the community informed about tips from other NCs, announcements from Ning, and whatever else we find that we think you might like to know about. The goal of this has (in part) been to inform those members of our community who don't necessarily come here to post in the forum but who want stay in the loop about what's happening. A lot of people have told us that these kinds of general digests are very useful, so we're thrilled to know that people like it. Heck, when we take it on vacation, someone always says, "Where's the newsletter, bro?" This makes us happy because it shows that it's missed when it's not around!
So, what's changing? We'll still be sending our newsletter out on a regular basis; we're just going to switch it to a twice-monthly thing. We'll aim to send it out the last Friday of every month and the Friday closest to the middle of the month. (If you think there's a better day than Friday, let us know!)
One reason for this change is that we have a bunch of projects we want to work on that we hope will reach more of our customers than we already do. (We're blessed to have a phenomenal open rate with nearly every email we send out because you folks are so invested and committed to hearing from us.) We also send out email newsletters from time to time like Ning Now and Feature Digests (and other one-off email communications); we'd like to devote a bit more time to those because they can reach an under-served population of customers who aren't members of this community.
Another reason is that we simply want to try out a few new things. Like a lot of you, we're always trying to experiment with new ways to reach people. We actually may redesign the newsletter we send out. Maybe we'll come up with a second type of digest that is useful in a completely new way. Who knows until you try, eh? We're open to hearing about other ways you think we can help you be more successful as community managers, so let us know if there's some type of info that you'd like to see on a regular basis that maybe doesn't exist yet — or should. (We have a lot of ideas percolating, and we hope you'll like them.)
Of course, we'll continue to be here on Creators, doing our thing and responding where we can. If you are a committed and vocal member of the forum, the up-shot of this is that you'll see one less email every week — but we hope to balance that out with one extra packed email every other week.
Helo Eric, every week is fine, but every second in different style is more interesting for me.
I have been in the Ning community with my site for about 5 years one day we will be recognized... Keep it #BuzzZinOFF
There have been lots of us on Ning for a while! Are you active here sharing your stories, tips and what not? Plenty of us are, so it's a bit much to assume that you're owed that!
haven't received a Best of in Quite some time...you guys do away with it?
No, we're still sending it out, but we are sending it out to the broader subscription list. Is it possible you unsubscribed from those? I can try to add you back if so.
I don't received it anymore.. could you add me too?
Thanks in advance.
i havent received 1 in a long time too and i miss them i wish it still was weekly
but if its bi weekly at least plz send it to me
and thanks cause this morn i thought about posting the exact same question but got distracted and forgot