When I was a single man, long before blogging was cool or really even available, and when I was meeting new missionaries almost every month, I sent out a letter to churches and missionaries that supported me through prayer. It wasn’t anything big; usually just one page once every few months updating “my readers” on where my travels had taken me and who I had met. It was a very crude attempt at having a newsletter.<>I don’t expect to even consider a newsletter until after I get back from deployment, but I was curious about whether some of you do a newsletter for your supporters or if you use the blog exclusively for that purpose.
Personally, I like the idea of doing a newsletter, maybe as a quarterly or even semi-annually issue to thank donors for their efforts throughout the year and help drum up support for future events.
Yet if it isn’t worth it, so to speak, I probably won’t do it. What do you think? Do you use newsletters? If so, why? If not, why not?