A new year is often about cleaning up. Cleaning up our bad habits. Cleaning up our diet, our exercise regime, our hygiene. Cleaning up the amount of time we’re spending doing useless things. Cleaning up our attitude. Can I quietly suggest that you also consider cleaning up your inbox? Add a little inspiration to your inbox and make it less of a chore, more of a joy. Newsletters are a tough thing. A lot of times they are just a re-cap of content you’ve already read or constant coupons and sales or worse, they just don’t stop. But I’ve put together a few of my favorite newsletters that are a little different from the norm, that don’t follow the rules, that might actually make you happy that you clicked “subscribe.” Check out my nine best newsletters below…
Yes & Yes: Not only does Sarah’s newsletter come with the perk of free e-books, but it’s also a dose of fresh air with a conversational and authoritative style. Yes & Yes truly captures what women want: a little bit of everything. Subscribe here.
Alexandra Franzen: One of the most concise and inspiring writers, Alexandra’s newsletters are like receiving a sweet handwritten letter straight to your inbox… her updates are personal and warm and full of useful information.
Beauty Bets: A quick and concise mix of everything awesome. Elizabeth’s newsletter drops the latest beauty trends, celebrity news, line launches, tutorials and more directly in your lap.
Braid Creative: Braid Creative is a branding company for creative entrepreneurs and they certainly know how to create a brand.. The newsletter is a mix of personal and business updates, with refreshing and honest stories and links to helpful business resources.
The Skimm: Well, if you haven’t heard of the Skimm, you might be living under a rock. But in case you are, the Skimm is a daily morning newsletter with the day’s top headlines, making it easy to stay up-to-date on something other than cat memes.
Indie Tactics by Emily Thompson: This newsletter gives you the tips, tricks and best practices for building a better business.
The Kitchn: If you need some meal inspiration, look no further than The Kitchn, a top resource for all your cooking and kitchen needs.
Lara Casey Media: Lara Casey is all about making things happen and living on purpose… a couple of things we could all use more of. Don’t miss this inspiring and uplifting newsletter.
Food52: A can’t-live-without resource in the kitchen, Food52 sends helpful newsletters and even includes tips for specific events like holidays.
The Daily Muse: Looking for career advice? Need to learn to write a better cover letter? The Muse provides that and so much more.