The last few years, I’ve spent so much time on social media, I dread to think about the hours I’ve spent scrolling through posts!
It’s been amazing for building a community and finding like-minded people, but I just don’t seem to get the same kick out of it that I used to.
It may be because I’m turning 30 this year, but for some reason, I keep feeling myself drawn back to good old-fashioned emails – specifically, newsletters.
Recently, I’ve been loving a few that I thought you might like too. Let’s get into it.
I don’t know what I did before The Know came into my life last month. Actually, I do. I’d get my news from Twitter or the BBC and end up doomscrolling through everything, trying to find an unbiased view on what was actually going on in the world.
The Know changed that for me. With its daily round-up of news, my mornings now start with a coffee and a quick read of the facts, plus a little dose of positivity to go with it.
I genuinely look forward to getting my daily email from The Know and they love celebrating their community too. A fabulous one to sign up to.
The Anna Edit
I’ve followed Anna on YouTube for yeeeears. She has the best organisation tips, along with lifestyle content that I soak up like a sponge.
When I see The Anna Edit pop up in my inbox, I know I can settle in with a cuppa and have a good little nose around. We’ve recently both discovered Notion and I could not have hoped for anyone better to learn Notion tips from.
She is my kind of person, through and through.
Pretty Little Marketer
If you’re not into marketing, feel free to skip this one. Personally, I work in marketing but also just have an interest in the latest goings on in social media and what brands are doing to further their reach so this is one of my faves.
Pretty Little Marketer was started by Sophie back in 2020, and to be honest, she is just the type of person I would have loved to have had around when I was starting out in marketing. Rather than the boring textbooks I was given to read in some of my previous jobs, Sophie makes everything fresh and exciting, inspiring marketers of all ages to love what they do.
She’s built a huge community who hang on her every word, and I am happy to say I am one of those people.
The Cultural Tutor
Now Twitter has really started to annoy me, but there are some little gems I could never have known I would find on there. The Cultural Tutor is one of these.
Every week, you’re sent an email with one piece of music, one historical figure, one piece of rhetoric, one piece of stunning architecture and plenty more.
It takes me a full 20 minutes to read one and really take all the information in but I love every single minute. I learn so much from them, and feel a whole lot smarter when I’m done.
The Progress Network
This is a recent find for me, but it’s one that highlights the positive things going on in the world, rather than focusing on the mainstream media.
Written by a group of scholars and innovators, the newsletter focuses on new ideas, and projects that are taking us in the right direction. It really helps to get out of the negative cycle of social media and the standard news, and look at what counts.
Do you have any recommendations?