Just came across zookoda which is a free full featured push email subscription for your website or blog.
I liked the idea that the last week or month of blog posts can be sent out in a newsletter…it would be good if FeedBlitz could have an option for users to receive the latest blog posts by date or month, with posts organised by category, and all formatted in a newsletter form.
Sometimes people aren’t interested in receiving the latest posts everyday, and would rather to wait a month, and have all the posts for that month organised into a newsletter form and sent to their email box.
This is still based on the pull email idea of RSS to email, only in a time based formatted newsletter.
The newsletter would have all the months post organised by category, and maybe a TOC…this would be a hyperlinked webpage
…maybe you could even generate newsletter archives for your blog.
Instead of seeing a stream of entries for a given month, you could view a newsletter report and view the months entries in a more formal presentation.
I posted on RSS newsletter ideas a while back eg. every week grab every post you have done (organised by category) and put it in one long post, then file it in a category called “newsletter”…this category could have a feed that people could subscribe to rather than your main feed.
Instead of creating this newsletter post in the same blog you could maybe do it in a new blog…a bit of a manual process, where’s the automation.
The Nucleus blog service seems to have an RSS feed called MyNewsetter:
“This plugin adds the possibility to Nucleus to send a daily/weekly/monthly/…, or just manually, newsletter with the latest X entries of your blog or the entries of today/yesterday. Your newsletter is completely customizable since it uses a normal Nucleus Skin to produce the newsletter! “
I think there is defintely a market for this: FeedBlitz could poll feeds as usual but hold the posts in a waiting area where at the end of the week/month they are placed into one email, or better still into a form where it generates a newsletter.
Based on your reading behaviour or some sort of attention data, the posts could be displayed as a newspaper (some stories having a big space, others a small space), throw in a few ads.