Autostraddle Weekly DO YOU GET IT (I’m Talking About Our Newsletter)

LISTEN UP I have some exciting news that’s going to blow your pony yacht right out of the circus sea: Autostraddle Weekly is back!

You may remember when we first came out with a newsletter in 2010. (Look at that URL and tell me we weren’t destined for greatness.) What a time that was. You might also recall when we brought the newsletter idea back in 2015. Wow, we sure did believe in ourselves. And now here we are, 2018, the year of revelations and gay stuff, I believe, and I’ll be damned if we’re not doing it again! With the newsletter! We are relentless in our need to newsletter you, if occasionally sidetracked by other responsibilities, but still, RELENTLESS!

Here’s what you get in the Autostraddle Weekly every Friday:

= A list of posts you shouldn’t miss but maybe you did.

= A roundup of the roundups.

= Pictures of things.

= A link to an obscure Autostraddle tag.

= An excerpt from an old post and you have to guess who said it and why (and there’s a link to the post so you can check your answer).

= Search terms that led people to Autostraddle that week.

= Gay things as decided on by our staff.

= Staff recommendations.

= A look at what’s coming up next week.

= Me, talking to you like this.

= Other things that I make up in the middle of the night.

Do you want to see last week’s? Do it! Look at it! You’ve never felt so free!

If you were already signed up for the Tinyletter version of Autostraddle Weekly (the 2015 version), you should still be on our list. If you’re an A+ member, you should’ve received a confirmation email when I put you on the list myself. If for some wacky as hell reason you weren’t already signed up or aren’t an A+ member or didn’t receive a confirmation email, there’s still time! Sign up for Autostraddle Weekly here! It’s free and legal.

I’m sending this newsletter to you every Friday around mid-morningish, depending on your timezone and when I decide I need my second breakfast. I encourage you to reply to the newsletter if you feel inclined! I read everything you write and it brings me a deep joy, like the Mariana Trench but maybe deeper. Oh and another thing, I spend the rest of my Friday refreshing the Mailchimp campaign report to see the open rates and click rates, so don’t let me down.

Is there anything else you think should be included in this newsletter? Let me know!

Laneia is the Executive Editor and founding member of Autostraddle, and you're the reason she's here. She's 37, has two kids, two dogs, one cat, one Megan, and some personal essays.

Laneia has written 889 articles for us.

20 Comments

  1. Laneia, I have some issues with the last newsletter, specifically the highlighting of the “songs about Sally” post of yore.

    I am stepping up to speak on behalf of all Sally-kind and say that all a humble Sally really wants to do is drink her drink or eat their sandwich in peace, without the constant fear of someone popping up and singing a Sally-centric song at them. These songs do not need more publicity!

    Other than this, the newsletters are perfect.

      • Thank you for your considered apology; I don’t have any incidents of aggressive crooning to report as of yet, but you can be sure I’ll be ringing every available alarm bell as soon as it happens.

        Also my wife says she likes songs with Sally in, so it’s not all doom and gloom for everyone.

  2. Listen ok, the Newsletters are basically my favorite thing. I hope you all sign up and enjoy!

    It’s free! It’s easy! It’s like have a pen pal who happens to be an Autostraddle editor, but is really just there to make your weekend brighter!

    Who doesn’t want that in their lives??

    In case you missed the link above, sign up here: https://autostraddle.us6.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=dfd652b400b597fc7e9de03d3&id=8761b11b5d

    Do it. You will be so pleased with this decision.

  3. I am so excited! I will always love the newsletter, even if you stop and start it a million times. It’s always a pleasant and wonderful surprise.

    ALSO speaking of “as deep as the Mariana Trench,” have you all read this book about a bisexual lady scientist on a vengeance quest to find scary-creepy mermaids (in the Mariana Trench, that’s the connection)?? I finished it yesterday and now it’s all I can think about. So good! So scary, so queer.

  4. I just wanted to provide my testimonial that the newsletter is real good, and the staff rec includes things like cool Riverdale fic of the best ship of all time, Betty Cooper and Cheryl Blossom, so everyone should sign up!

  5. I got the confirmation e-mail 3 times and it was super unclear what I was supposed to be confirming. It doesn’t mention a newsletter, just sounded like I was supposed to confirm being a silver member.

    Coincidentally, it came on the same day my membership renewed which didn’t help my confusion.

    And the email it tells you to contact if you have questions is Alex’s which hasn’t been active in a while. Maybe since the last attempt at newsletters? :p

    So Sarah, you can ignore my What is this?? email, I get it now! 🙂

    If you add a weekly photo of Riese’s Carol then I’m in. Or at least a weekly pupdate on Carol. Ideally written by Tinkerbell.

  6. But why do you need my first and last name?

    Yeah, I know, I can make it up, but almost every single place where you can subscribe to one doesn’t ask you anything more than your email and is not like the newsletter will be personalized.

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