I just saw this quote and loved it:
Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.
I think the same instructions apply for creating engaging, newsy letters. Some of the best letters I receive–and the best letters I write–share wonderful details about a particular experience and the writer’s reactions. It’s easy enough to jot down a list of recent happenings, but it’s far more enjoyable to write about something that astonished or excited you. And it’s much more fun to read as well!