Mailing list thingy….


~sigh~ I feel incredibly old tonight. Like, ‘hit young whipper-snappers with a stick’ old. Or ‘bite someone’ old. No one gets mad at a little old lady. I mean, in all honesty, when I’m a little old lady, massive groping of young mens perky behinds is the plan, cuz, yanno, who is gonna admonish an little old pervy lady?

Anyway…on to a topic I need help with. Okay, there’s lots of those, but we’ll stick to one tonight…

Okay, I admit the whole social media thing still throws me for a loop at times. Someone suggested I place a mailing list sign up on my site. ‘A wha…??’ was my response. There may have been some idiotic drooling, too. Sometimes that just happens naturally.

Anyway…so I read up on it and my first thought was ‘wouldn’t people get annoyed to get emails from me about this or that?’ and then I thought ‘well, if they were interested in my book, the upcoming books, and any promotions they might’.

So now I am researching ‘mailing list’ thingy-ma-jigs. Anyone use them? Anyone have suggestions? I’m shooting for ‘free, but nice and user friendly’.

Any help would be greatly appreciated guys and gals.

Special treat tomorrow hopefully…a short story that was inspired months ago by a post. Weeeee!

0 responses to “Mailing list thingy….

  • Moongazer

    Isn’t that the ‘subscribe’ option widget thingummybob as opposed to the ‘follow’ function? Or am I being too simplistic (read dense lol)

    • Corina

      Follow is only for WordPress people and it goes to the Reader. Subscribe is for non WP people and they get an email with each blog post. Mail is for a mailing list where the person gets email. So no, Follow and Subscribe are not the same.

      • Moongazer

        You misunderstood me. I did say “as opposed to”. I know follow isnt the same as subscribe.
        I meant is the subscribe widget thing serving the same function as a mailing list?
        Altho it does depend on a persons individual settings as to whether or not they also get an email when they follow.

        • Corina

          No. Subscribe is for non WordPress bloggers/readers to get the blog posts by email from WordPress. The Mail widget would to get email from the blogger. Such email being updates, promos, appearance schedules, etc. As for Follow settings, the only ones I am aware of or able to access in WordPress is the choice of getting the posts immediately or at the end of the day (daily). So no, Zoe would still need some kind of Mail sign up to send out email to her fans.

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