Nivi · December 6th, 2009
“nicely done as always. i can count on one hand the number of daily emails worth signing up for.”
Startup News is two weeks old today. I want to share some stats and thoughts about the product.
300 folks have subscribed in two weeks. Almost half of them subscribe via email, the other half subscribe via RSS. Every time I mention Startup News on this blog, we get more subscribers.
In the past, we could never get more than 50 people to subscribe to an RSS feed of our tweets (that’s the flat part on the left side of the graph). Re-positioning the same content as a daily digest made the difference.
If you like the advice on this blog, you’ll like the advice in our tweets. But lots of people don’t use Twitter. And those who do don’t catch all our links. I’ve been searching for a way to get our tweets into your hands and I think this daily digest is a great solution.
Creating a daily digest of your own
If you’ve got interesting tweets, there’s demand for a daily digest. Put one together and tell your subscribers/followers about it. It’s easy to do with FeedBurner (to handle the email and RSS subscriptions) and Twitter Digest (to create a daily digest of your tweets).
If you want us to consider including one of your posts in Startup News, submit it to Hacker News — we read it every day. Or tweet it and include: “Tip @venturehacks”.