I've been a Skimm'r for about five months, and I am obsessed. I think I've shared theSkimm, a daily e-mail newsletter that is perfectly crafted and written, with most of my family, friends, and classmates. But then I realized I still haven't shared it with my blog readers, sorry! So here's a rundown of theSkimm and why I, along with many others love it.
So theSkimm arrives in my inbox every weekday morning (excluding holidays) around 6:30AM. The time may vary for some, but I'm just happy it comes before I wake up. It's the first thing I read before even getting out of bed. TheSkimm always includes a "Quote of the Day" that relates to an interesting news story.
One thing love about theSkimm is that the newsletter includes both national and global news. I typically have trouble following global news and relating to it because it feels so distant. Yet, theSkimm does an excellent job of breaking down some of the most important news stories across the globe so that anyone can understand them and realize why they are important. Another great aspect of theSkimm? The writing. If you speak sarcasm, you will absolutely fall head over heels for the writing style in theSkimm - a little snarky, a little sarcastic, and very smart.
I also appreciate theSkimm covering stories that are important, but don't always get the news coverage they deserve. For example, theSkimm has been keeping readers updated on Ferguson, MO and the ongoing protests.
TheSkimm also shares a word/term "to know" which really comes in handy. And, they sometimes have a sweepstakes/contest going on for readers to enter.
Last, but not least, the Skimm Birthdays at the end is such a fun addition to the newsletter. It's also great to see that women and men from across the nation and in my city are also Skimm'rs!
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