One year of Haskell Weekly

by Taylor Fausak on

One year ago I published the first issue of Haskell Weekly, a free email newsletter about the Haskell programming language. For the first few months I ran it in stealth mode, making sure the idea made sense and ironing out all the kinks. In August I announced it here on my blog. Since then, about 20 new people subscribe each week. The most recent issue went out to 1,010 subscribers.

Haskell Weekly recipients

I expected that as more people subscribed, the relative number of people who actually opened the newsletter would go down. Much to my delight the open rate stayed relatively constant. I must be doing something right because 61% of subscribers opened the most recent issue. According to MailChimp, the industry average is 17%.

Haskell Weekly open rate

The story for the number of people who clicked on links in the newsletter is basically the same. For the most recent issue, 27% of subscribers clicked on at least one link. The industry average is only 2%.

Haskell Weekly click rate

If you’re already subscribed: Thanks for subscribing! If you haven’t subscribed yet: What are you waiting for? Head over to Haskell Weekly and sign up now to get the best Haskell news delivered to your inbox every week. Either way, thanks for reading. Here’s to another great year!