News Bundler hibernates

Interest from newsletter authors is too low. News Bundler goes to sleep.

Matthias Bohlen
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Happy Saturday,

it’s Matthias here again, back from vacation, and this time with an even more special issue of News Bundler Weekly than last time.

The six-month time limit that I set for News Bundler is over. I checked News Bundler’s user signup rate as well as the amount of feedback that I get about it, and both numbers are simply too low to justify that I continue working on it.

I’m sorry to say that I am hibernating the News Bundler project for the time being. That means that the app will continue to be accessible via app.newsbundler.com, but I will not actively market it anymore. I will also stop writing the “News Bundler Weekly” newsletter.

The reason behind this is that I was unable to generate enough buzz and interest from newsletter authors to try News Bundler. Growing a paid newsletter by bundling just doesn’t seem to be a priority for them.

I keep the website, the email course, and the app running because I noticed increasing traffic from Google and increasing follower numbers on Medium. After another 6 months (in January 2023), I will check again and maybe decide to shut it down then.

For now, I am pursuing another project that will steal time away from News Bundler. It’s a network that connects people who have questions with experts who can answer those questions. The working title is “Twolve it”. The website does not exist yet, but it will be online by the end of July 2022.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this. Let me know your thoughts via email at matthias@bohlenlabs.com.

Have a good time!
Matthias

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