DiyDronesNewspaper-Volume1pdf.pdf Option #1 (Recommended)

Link to DiyDronesNewspaper - Volume 1 - Google Docs - Option #2

DiyDronesNewspaper - Volume 1 - Download File Option #3

DiyDronesNewspaper - Volume1 - Download File Option #4

This is some more pictures of what Volume 1 Looks like:

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Comment by Jeroen Brosens on October 1, 2013 at 3:57am

Ouch, Comic Sans, it hurts my eyes :D

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 3:58am

:) hahaha what font would you recommend for Volume 2?! 

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 4:03am

Also if anyone is trying my options to download the newspaper let me know if you're having any issues and I'll add more download locations to try to fix any issues you are having downloading it.  Don't forget to print out and share this free e-Newspaper with your fellow co-workers at work today if you don't have the day off :) !!!!

Have a great morning everyone,

Joshua Johnson

Comment by AS on October 1, 2013 at 11:02am

I dont get this... is this a newspaper in '.pdf' with the blog news?! 

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 5:41pm

@AS, I created this to allow people to take Diy Drones content print it out, read it, and share it with others.  After the first couple volumes the majority of the stories will be fresh new stories written by Diy Drones News Journalists.

Comment by Gary McCray on October 1, 2013 at 5:47pm

I think this is a great idea Joshua,

Even if many of the articles are just reprints of important Blog entries this could be a valuable resource.

If you can provide a decent indexed access to back issues (and their contents), this could become an important source for people looking for information that gets so quickly lost in the normal Blog Posts.

Probably also a good idea to include a link to the original Blog for those people who want to research further too.

Great Job,


Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 7:36pm

Thanks Gary!,

I was thinking the same thing in terms of it being a valuable resource.  It might not be a valuable resource to people who check DiyDrones daily... But I assume people who don't view the site daily tend to miss out on a lot of important blogs.  I'm still trying to decide where I want to index all the Issues/Volumes.  Do you have any suggestions on a place to do it?  I was thinking either the Diy Drones News Center Page under the Video Tab or my website/project  Providing the link to each blog will definitely be in Volume 2 and beyond.

Thanks Again,


Comment by Mark Kellogg on October 1, 2013 at 9:57pm

Here's my 2 cents worth...Change the Home page tab from Videos to News Center and place News Letter, Videos, and  Photos in the sub menu in that order.  I visit the site everyday and yet have only clicked on the Video tab a couple of times.  News Center sounds much more current and relevant than videos.  Videos are a yawn, we see them all in the blog center section in the first place, or at least that's the feeling I get.

My only other thought, after many years in sales and marketing, don't underestimate the time it will take to make to make it a relevant part of your offering.  If you're going to commit to a newsletter (or podcasts, You tube channel, etc.)  make a serious commitment to the time it takes to make the publication fresh, interesting, relevant, and most importantly, on time with whatever schedule you decide upon.

Like visiting a forum for the first time, if only a few of the posts are current and there is limited participation, it is my feeling most people will make a quick judgement and move on. 

All of that said, I really like the idea and feel if done right it will be a great place to catch up on interesting "stuff".

Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 10:15pm


I'm working on as we speak.  Just to make sure I'm understanding you correctly.  You think I should remove the Video page on DiyDronesNews and replace it with News Center and store these PDF their?! Also I'd love all the feedback and advice you can give on how I should move forward with the Newspaper/Newsletter and the website.

Best Wishes,


Comment by Joshua Johnson on October 1, 2013 at 11:08pm

@Mark, Wait!!!! I understand totally what you're saying now.  You're talking about doing that on the Diy Drones Top Menu Bar.  I love the idea to make it more appealing.  But sadly I don't have access or the power :) to make changes to the Diy Drones Website like that.  If that were to happen it would have to go through an administrator of the website or Chris himself.


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