I subscribe to a newsletter from a large Migraine site that has a lot of superb original articles written by one of their staffers. Really great stuff. Their newsletter has never been what I’d call great, but it’s been passable. My main gripe with it has been that several of the links have been to news articles related to Migraine. Now, that may seem fine, but these are the generic news articles that relate little beyond the kind of information that you typically find in the abstracts of the journal articles or even in press releases.
Over the last several weeks, the newsletters from that site have changed. They’re sometimes nothing but those news stories or maybe there will be one link to something that has more information, more depth. Oh, there’s always a quiz and a poll too. But what really gets me about the changes in this newsletter is that they’re no longer just Migraine information. For example, the most recent newsletter had four links to news articles. Two were on the Migraine site, but two led to other topic sites owned by the same company. The quiz was not a Migraine quiz, and the poll was not Migraine related.
Is it just me, or is this something that bothers other people too? When I subscribe to a newsletter about a specific topic, that topic is what I expect to be covered in that newsletter.
Tell me what you think about this, please: