I do (very) occasionally send out newsletters. Sometimes they contain freebies, like downloadables and stuff. But to be honest, mostly not.
I know I appreciate occasionally getting email that doesn't ask me for info or money or to sign a petition. That's all good but not what I'm going for. I try to be informative and will share tips and design knowledge or sometimes just a piece of work. Someday I may offer a way to purchase work or more files you can use—like the Chalkboard backgrounds—but mainly It's just mainly me reaching out and saying hi.
You can always unsubscribe and I won't take it personally. 🙂