Nope nope nope

July 17, 2021 @ 6:28 am | Filed under:

Oh my dears. If you subscribe to receive my blog posts via email, you may have received a message from the new service (follow.it) this morning, notifying you that I posted yesterday. A very ugly, spammy-looking message with ads at the bottom. Gross. I’ll be deleting this situation right quick. Some experiments fail, and boy howdy, is this one of them.

What this means: until I find a better option, you won’t receive my new blog posts via email. My RSS feed still works, so you can subscribe via Feedly or another feed reader—if you’re one of the handful of people who still uses a feed reader. (I do! Feedly’s just fine.)

What I can do: from now on, I’ll include a list of recent blog posts in my monthly newsletter. That way, if you subscribe to the newsletter (and I think almost everyone who was subscribed to new-blog-posts-via-email is also subscribed to my newsletter—they’re two different lists but there’s a lot of crossover), you’ll see if I’ve posted anything new here on the blog. The newsletter’s pretty, I promise. Not spammy at all. I use Flodesk for that, which I learned about from the wonderful Nicole Gulotta.

Apologies for that spammy little detour! It won’t happen again. (Not even with this post. Which means you might not see it! LOL!)


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  1. Stephanie says:

    I received it this morning and was going to forward it to you because I was sure that was not what you were hoping for! Kind of gobsmacking that your post got a single line that was incredibly easy to overlook but the ads got photos and made up the bulk of the email. Ugh.

    Putting links in your newsletter sounds like a good fix for now. Good luck!