Email newsletters are the new new thing

Craig Mod, a writer and photographer based in Japan:

Newsletters and newsletter startups these days are like mushrooms in an open field after a good spring rain. I don’t know a single writer who isn’t newslettering or newsletter-curious, and for many, the newsletter is where they’re doing their finest public work.

He goes on to describe companies offering NAAS (Newsletters as a Service) and a few of his favorites. His own is called Ridgeline, “a weekly newsletter on walking, Japan, literature, and photography.”