Turning off the SNB Newsletter

It’s been over a year since I’ve sent anything to the Scot’s Newsletter notification list. Recently, my list provider’s subscription tools stopped working and I was unable to get them fixed. Perhaps more importantly, my role as editor-in-chief of Computerworld, the IT magazine and website, has kept me very busy.

In fact, I’ve been so busy managing Computerworld that I’ve had no time to do the sort of research and writing that drove Scot’s Newsletter in its early years. I still have things to impart, I just have no time to do so.

So, I’m a little sad to say that I’ve decided to pull the plug on the newsletter. The issue that went out May 25, 2010, is the last one.

Of course, I will continue to operate the Scot’s Newsletter Blog right here. And the Scot’s Newsletter archive site, blog and forums will continue to function as always. To follow me on Twitter, please visit @ScotFinnie.

I have downloaded the list of all SFNL subscribers from my list host and the list is being deleted from my host’s servers as I write this.

Should I decide to restart the list, I will let you know.

To stay current on me, bookmark this page. I will be writing here again. You might also want to check out my Computerworld blog. I also write a monthly column in Computerworld magazine that you might want to check out.

Here’s a little trick you can use to be notified automatically whenever I update either of my blogs. I’ve been using a free web-page update notification service called ChangeDetection.com for years. It works quite well. Create an account for yourself and add my two blogs to it. You’ll probably find it useful for other things too.

Well, that’s it. I’m sorry to be leaving your mailbox. At least, for now. You can rest assured that your email address is safe with me. I will retain the list, and it will never give it to anyone else.

As always, if you want to reach out to me, please do: scot@scotsnewsletter.com.

4 Responses to “Turning off the SNB Newsletter”

  1. KoHalas Says:

    Good luck Scot!

  2. kfm Says:

    Was pleased to get the email, even if it’s the last. I’ve been following you for many years and always enjoyed what you had to say. Glad things are going well with ComputerWorld :) Good luck with all that comes your way. Kevin

  3. Scot Says:

    Thanks. From the tenor of the many emails I’ve been getting in response to this newsletter, you might think I was making a big change. Truth is, since I hadn’t mailed the newsletter in a long time, the decision was effectively made without foresight or intention. My belated decision to pull the plug was little more than a confirmation of the obvious.

    I still plan to write here and at Computerworld (where I have a monthly column and a blog). I realize that many of my newsletter readers prefer newsletters to blogs, RSS feeds, Twitter, and ChangeDetection.com. But these are all perfectly viable ways to reach out to you. And they’re all completely free to me. Best of all, I don’t have to spend 2-3 hours producing the newsletter.

    — Scot

  4. muradsdin Says:

    nice article thanks for sharing it……………

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