If you’ve been reading the blog for a bit you know I am constantly getting plagued with a question like the one you see below.
“I used to get your Blog through Bloglovin but they just aren’t what they used to be. Then I signed up for it on this page and got it for years. All of a sudden it stopped. I’ve resigned up for it a couple of times and still don’t get it. It’s not in my Spam. What’s going on? I miss you!”
Oh my. I wish I had a dollar for every time I have had an email similar to this, or a comment in the comment section similar to this. It is a problem I’ve dealt with for a long time.
Bloglovin wore out its welcome some time ago. I was constantly getting notices from blog readers that it wasn’t working back then. So…Kayla did some work and made it easier for people to sign up on the blog for an email that lets them know about the latest blog posts.
That program was part of an expansion package that I had that came along with WordPress the company I work with that hosts my blog. That was going okay…great no, but okay. Then I have recently started to get complaints from blog readers again. For some reason, this program was inconsistent too. I was feeling more and more frustrated so I decided it was time.
I need to step up and pay for a program that will help me help you. So, I did it. I now have an email newsletter in place that is made and designed to just what I need, send you an email that lets you know what’s new on the blog and my Youtube channel.
Kayla has been working behind the scenes scouting out which program is best and which is the most cost-effective for me…The programs aren’t way out priced but they do cost…and of course, each one has different features so there were comparisons made regarding the number of people who receive an email, the frequency I can send them, the reliability of the company, and the cost to me.
We are really hoping I can get a lot of people to sign up as we went with a higher tier anticipating that many of you will enjoy this newly added feature of the blog.
I’m annoyed by popups so Kayla made it so the sign-up form will only show occasionally. If you missed it, she put an extra link in my right sidebar so you can find it there. Notice it says: “Click here to join the blog’s email list”. Click that.
This will pop up…
Here you can fill out your email. There are two boxes to click. One will send you an email each evening giving you the latest two blog posts and the latest videos from Youtube. That would be one email every day.
The is a second option that you might also want to click. This gives you an occasional email. If for some reason if the blog goes down we would send you an email. These would all be sent manually by Kayla or myself. I might send a Christmas letter or something extra besides only the blog posts. At this point, I don’t imagine there would ever be more than two a month…likely less.
I don’t want to do another whole thing, but Kalissa and Kayla have convinced me that this will be a good thing for me and for all of you. I am a Facebook user and I am an Instagram user so I see posts from people I follow regularly. They have me convinced that this is email letter will be awesome for those of you who don’t regularly use those forms of social media.
So please do sign up. I signed up for an unlimited amount of people to get the email newsletter so please, please, do sign up.
One more thing that’s new and different the girls also convinced me to use Instagram better. I am finally using the “stories” option. Previously I never did…now I’m using it very regularly. If you want to see my escapades in real time, that’s where you will see them.
Here are a couple from this week…This one is from yesterday and told about the new email newsletter.
This one is from Saturday night…This is what I was sewing on.
So if you don’t follow me on Instagram, you might like to now that I’m doing stories and doing things in real time there. I am jo_joscountryjunction.
I so appreciate my daughters who are busy teaching the old dog (me) some new tricks!! I am not good with techie things at all. I’m terrible at learning new things. Can you believe that the now think I need to get a new camera for filming videos? I keep telling them, let me figure out one thing before you have me doing something else!!
All in all, I think their suggestions are good for me and good for you too…so come along with me and learn some new tricks!! Try the email newsletter…and check out my Instagram stories. I think both are going to be a lot of fun!!