In mid-April 2018, STH started a little project: the weekly STH Newsletter. You can see the first edition archived here. Since then, every Saturday, the best of STH is delivered directly to our subscriber’s inboxes. This weekly tradition is now almost a year old. We have a had a small sign-up box on the STH main site, sometimes it gets posted to Twitter, but otherwise, we have not done much promotion. Given the pace which STH is now operating at, you want to subscribe to the newsletter this week so you do not miss the exciting Q2 2109 we have planned. Next week, we will have more than double our standard amount of articles published.
What is in the STH Newsletter and how are features chosen?
You can check out our latest edition here for a flavor. The STH Newsletter has settled on a format that has three basic sections:
- Recap of the week
- Top five stories of the week
- A preview of the STH content plan for the next week
Each week I reflect upon what we covered that I felt had the biggest industry impact. Sometimes, and something that may happen very early in Q2 2019, that reflection simply shows how much we covered.
Then there are the top five stories over the past seven days in the STH Newsletter. Over time, this section turned into my top 5 picks from the week. In 2018 when STH averaged around two reviews per week, we usually featured those reviews plus a few exciting pieces of news. Now that we are doing, on average over four reviews per week as I noted in my STH Q1 2019 Update A Letter from the Editor, and we are covering more trade shows and events, this has become an even more challenging task. For example, this week we will have six reviews published. I certainly have to spend more time picking a top 5 than I did even a quarter ago.
Finally, I like to add a little preview of what is coming on STH the following week. Sometimes cannot hint at embargoed news, but usually, at the end of the newsletter, I try to add a few hints about big industry events and upcoming content on STH.
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I hope this is a useful way to keep current on STH even if you do not have time to drop by every day, especially as the server industry is about to enter a new cycle in Q2 2019. Take a moment to subscribe so you can stay atop of the latest industry news.