Yes. You see a number of followers on your blog and you go on to send them this mailing list invitation and you find out a lot of those don’t even exist anymore.
First I started from the oldest followers and you wouldn’t believe, majority of the blogs were deleted or inactive.
Then you rely on the once available..but guess what some of them are still not accessible. No contact form, no comment section, nothing! Maybe they want it this way?!?!
So now we are left with the once with contact for and comment section. People with contact form are my favourites kind on the planet right now because its still convenient.
On the other hand when I tried to contact people with only comment section, WordPress started doing the same thing it did when I started mental health awareness campaign.
It thinks I’m snapping people.
Okay!! I get it.
So with all of that, I can hear whistles of a pressure cooker from my head.
So I came here. My favorite shoulder.
I had to address a few more things.
I’m publishing for the first time. And honestly there are a million things to get right if you want your book to be successful. I can’t blatantly market (i’m still going to stay anonymous). That means I am not going to promote my book in my own circles.
Only a few very close people know about what I’m doing.
With that I am left with limited option. I worked hard to get here organically. I am doing whatever I can.
And having a mailing list sounded like a good idea.
Now, the important stuff.
I am not going to use any software. I will email to the people who will allow me to. Even if I have your e-mail address I am not going to update you about the book until you allow me to. And it’s totally fine if you don’t want me to have it. I completely understand.
For a simple re-blog, I ask for a permission, there’s no way I will be messing with privacy of anyone of you.
Secondly, your addresses won’t be shared anywhere in any way. If something is taking me days to gather I am definitely doing to treasure it.
It’s a tedious process. But in the end I know every effort is worth it.
That’s all folks!
oh, in case you are wandering what I am talking about, here it is:
I’m working on my debut poetry book and preparing a mailing list. Would you like me to add your e-mail address please? If so, can you share it with me?
I don’t plan to do it like hard core promotion, I will be e-mailing you privately not through any software.
I will just inform you when it’s available and when there is some huge fluctuation in price (sale etc.), as on WordPress reader, posts get lost in stampede.
I won’t be mailing you more than 4 to 5 times a year, and that’s max. Promise!
And if you want it to share it privately you can do that through contact form on my blog.
Thank you 🙂