Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Newsletter or Not?

Dilemma 


I’ve spend the last month thinking about my newsletter. Why? I use Mad Mimi, but they now are having issues with people’s email addresses within Yahoo and AOL accounts. So, I opted out and started looking at Mail Champ and a few others, some requiring a monthly fee, some free for a certain amount of addresses. While mulling over the idea of not having a newsletter and concentrating on my blog, I ran across this blog on Why You Shouldn't Create a Newsletter (and What to Do Instead)http://boostblogtraffic.com/create-a-newsletter/ of course, you have to make your own decision, and you’re newsletter might be the most viewed and productive marketing you have for your career. Anyway, it was an interesting read. Check it out. 


I know social media changes continuously, and what works today might not work tomorrow! 

So what do I do?  

What do you do? Is your Newsletter accomplishing all you hoped? What’s your opinion on Newsletters? Are blogs a better way to go?


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10 comments:

  1. I do both newsletter and blog. But my blog mostly serves a different purpose for a different audience than my newsletter. I'm still growing my newsletter subscriber list, but I like to think that those subscribers feel they are getting a value - something different than my blog.
    I don't have advice for you, but to do what you feel you can keep up with. I think consistency is the key regardless of how you communicate to your fans and friends.

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    1. Best of luck Kim with your continued newsletter and blog, I do enjoy them.

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  2. I find a newsletter too time consuming. My blog is enough for me, along with my Facebook Author page. I haven't received your newsletter or blog post announcements for months! I was wondering where you were so maybe I was one who got cut by Mad Mini. I don't want to spread myself too thin and fail. And I definitely don't want to pay to promote myself. (See my latest blog post!)

    I just downloaded your YCN boxed set! And I promise reviews!

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    1. Shelia, thanks for stopping by. I know I've been off the grid, but I've been trying to decide which direction to go. I too do not want to spread myself too thin. Thanks for the YCN purchase.

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  3. I have to check out this news letter post. I know a few people who have given them up for the reasons Shelia states. Too much time with little pay off. Now headed to get your boxed set.

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    1. Thanks Sandy. Enjoy my NYN boxed set.

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  4. I do a quarterly Newsletter. I don't know that it brings in anything, but most of the people on it have been on it for years. So I keep it up for those people. Mostly I keep a weekly blog and I have more, not much, but traffic there. As Stanalei says, do what you feel is best for you.

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    1. I do enjoy your newsletter, Mary and your blog. Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Interesting article. I honestly don't have a newsletter and don't even open the ones I get. I just unsubscribe. I find them just a waste of time since I can read everything they have on FB or the author's blog.

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  6. Thank Melissa for your input. I think I've decided not to do a newsletter and work on making my blog better.

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