Last week, I noticed a change in Twitter's sidebar. A link which said "Newsletters (new)". I had heard that Twitter had bought Revue, but I wasn't aware they had already started to integrate the service.
Curiosity got the better of me, and I decided to create my first issue. I quickly registered with my Twitter account and was greeted with an (almost) blank slate and a few tweets to the right side with my most recent activity.
In a short space of time, I moved some tweets over into my newsletter, and it was already looking pretty dope, so I decided to send it out as a test. I had 0 subscribers, and Revue wouldn't let me send until I had at least 1 subscriber. I didn't want to import my Substack subs just yet in case I didn't like it. However, Revue suggested I add my email as the first subscriber, and that's exactly what I did.
The newsletter got sent to my inbox, and I had a little click around and liked how clean everything was. Much like Substack, it also gets published online as a past episode. I had a look, and I thought they have everything you need for a nice, clean newsletter.
Substack is great, but it's a little more involved and takes a bit more effort to create a beautiful newsletter. Revue has a lot set up out of the gate and requires minimal customisation. Some people may dislike that, but to me, it was a huge bonus.
Over the past week, I decided to export my subscriber list and import them into my Revue newsletter list. Today, they will receive my first official newsletter episode, and I can't wait to hear what they think of the change.
Recently, I tried to create a subdomain which was simple enough. However, I had an issue with the subdomain not being secured. I waited over 24 hours, and it still wasn't secure. For now, I have reverted it to Revue's domain, where it can stay secure, and hopefully, this will get fixed in the future.
I would love to know what you think of Revue compared to Substack. Are you thinking of using one over the other?
You can also look at what I have created, and I would love any feedback you may have. https://www.getrevue.co/profile/MichaelBrooks