Why the hell would anyone want to learn email marketing?
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The Intermittent Newsletter
by Jason Rodriguez

I know, I know… it's been a while. But I warned you, this is an intermittent newsletter. Anyway, 🍾 to the new year. Here's what I've been writing and thinking about lately.

Should you learn email marketing?

I get asked this question a lot, so I thought it was high time I answered it.

I dig into a few of the reasons why you should learn email marketing over on my blog. I'll be addressing the issue of whether or not it's a viable career option in a second post.

Books Read: 2017

I read 80 books this year. My favorite was definitely Life in Code by Ellen Ullman but I went ahead and rounded up all of them for you, noting my favs on a monthly basis. Check out the post here.

Things of Interest

As part of a redesign, Eric Meyer wrote up some great tips on increasing accessibility. I immediately put most of them to work on my own website.

Eric Karjaluoto made a compelling argument for the need for all kinds of businesses, not just the world-changing ones. Good advice and a needed message for a lot of folks that feel like what they do doesn't matter.

Finally, Joel Califa asks designers an absolutely vital question (and one I've been thinking about a lot lately): Are we the baddies?

What's on your mind?

Strong reactions to any of the above? Want to chat about the web, email, or anything else? Email me and let me know. I promise I'll reply as soon as I can.