Starting this month, I will simply have the newsletter as a blog post, which will notify anyone subscribed to the blog anyway. MailChimp got the job done, but ultimately just served a purpose as an experiment in newsletter creation. It all felt a bit redundant to what the WordPress blog provides in terms of follower notifications. That and there has not been a notable jump in monthly mailing subscribers.
The formatting for the “post” version of the newsletter should be similar if not all but identical the email.