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Practicing Google Featured on The Slice

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Issue #008 of The Slice featured my newsletter Practicing Google. The Slice is a weekly newsletter to discover new and emerging creations such as SaaS products, podcasts, and newsletters. It offers actionable resources for founders and makers.

Listory’s interview with The Slice’s author Nic opens with «The Slice highlights the underdogs of the tech world». I love this characterization and focus because typical case studies and success stories highlight the most successful entrepreneurs, authors, or products. The outliers, the unicorns.
I’m actually more inspired by smaller, realistic achievements such as newsletters with a few hundred subscribers, or ebooks that make hundreds of Dollars a year.
They are closer to where I am in my journey, more approachable. These are goals I can see myself reach given reasonable time and effort. I don’t even bother thinking how to imitate the outliers.
Therefore, I’m extremely pleased Nic featured my newsletter. It’s a confirmation I’m doing something…

A List of Newsletter Directories

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Growing your newsletter can be challenging. Especially at the beginning, when few know you or your work.
Having your newsletter listed in specialized directories that attract potentially interested readers is a valuable discoverability opportunity.

These directories are databases that let readers search or browse newsletters by category. Sometimes the directories share the newsletters to their social channels or in email updates. The continuous flow of subscriptions coming from directories, even if small, adds up.
Maybe it's just an impression. However, I’ve been noticing a small but steady flow of subscriptions since submitting my newsletter Practicing Google to several directories. It's just a trickle right now. But noticeable.
I have been bookmarking and keeping track of directories since working on my newsletter. I share them here and I’ll keep the list up to date.
Open directories You can submit your newsletter to the following open directories, which approve all or most …