Do you have a newsletter you mail to subscribers or to fans? I do. Actually, I have two: Writing Hacks for writers and Wordplay is for readers. Subscription forms for both can be found here on the blog and on my website.
You can use one of the many free newsletter services to start a subscription newsletter. I use Mail Chimp for Writing Hacks. Just register and they're free. You might also try Tiny Letter which is also free.
Wordplay is through my website which is under Authors Guild.
If you want to start an email newsletter on your own, design is a crucial element. I created a design for each of my newsletters, even though I'm using a newsletter service because I wanted each newsletter to reflect its primary source. With Writing Hacks, the design is like this blog, and the design of Wordplay is similar to my website images.
You don't have to be a graphic artist to get a good design though. Free newsletter templates are offered at Microsoft Office Newsletter Templates. There are many from which to choose.
A good newsletter is invaluable for staying in touch with readers, if you're a writer, but they're also great for staying in touch with family and friends.
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