So in my attempt to market or do something that resembles marketing, I looked into (and toyed with) MailChimp, a service used for creating newsletters. Go me for NOT ALREADY GIVING UP. Because, Jesus. Poor Batman came in to ask about dinner and I snapped out my opinion on why I should have our futuristic fictitious Butler, Fartswell, do this for me. I get that if I want something, I need to work for it. But I’m not even sure I did it right. Like, I’m 99% sure all I did add this nothing box to my blog that you probably won’t see ever. Because I didn’t click something. Or because I copied the code wrong. Or maybe I hallucinated the whole thing. DAMNIT FARTSWELL WHERE ARE YOU.
What I *think* I did was create a one-time pop up for new visitors, which does you no good since you *obviously* frequent my blog every day. (I’m flattered, really.) I continued to toy around with an option to keep it permanent and got distracted with all the pretty colors I could use. I DID (I think) add a Signup form on CGCOPPOLA on Facebook, so if you’re reading this from there, PLEASE let me know if you see the signup and if so, *please* consider signing up so you can get some juicy info on things I’m doing this year. Like promoting the book I’ve written. The book I’d like you to read. Or maybe you want to recommend it to your niece (or nephew) or sister (or brother) or that quiet bookworm down the street talking about wanting their next favorite read. Whatever you want. And thank you in advance for telling me I didn’t waste an hour of (possible) writing time to fiddle around with my arch-nemesis: technology.
P.S. Tomorrow is TwitterPitch and I’m nervous/terrified. But you’re supposed to do something every day that scares you, right? And hey, it’s better than spiders.
Batman and I got tattoos!
He got a lightsaber (Luke’s) and I got the Elderwand.
Let the battle of the fingers begin 😊
7 thoughts on “I Think I Made a Signup. I Think.”
I’m at your blog and not sign up anywhere to be seen. Mailchimp should have something you can add to a widget, somewhere.
Good luck with tomorrow’s pitch.
I’m just really stupid with technology. I need to look at something, like, a bunch of times for it to click. Thanks for checking it, though. And thanks for the luck on the pitch. Didn’t go *too* terribly! 🙂
Mailchimp has an option to make a landing page that has a sign up form on it, if that helps you. Then you can just link to that sign up page. I’ll go check FB and see if it’s there.
found it! 😀 so it’s working! I may add it to mine… I didn’t know it integrated with FB pages now!
I was about to say that I have no idea what that means. Joleene, I am terrible TERRIBLE at technology. I’m surprised this blog is an actual blog and not still just a thought.
Great tattoos! I’m looking at getting another one myself. 🙂 I hope the twitter pitch event went/is going well for you.
I did see the pop-up once, but I have an auto-close reaction when it comes to things like that on the internet so I think I barely glanced at it. *grimace* Sorry. But something to consider is how likely will it be for people who have never visited your blog before to sign up for a newsletter before they even read your content? Perhaps have another method for people to sign up for those of us who practice modal-avoidance.
Yeah, I had the same thought. No one’s going to subscribe if they have no idea what kind of content they’ll be getting. Guess it’s back to another hour or two of scratching my head while I dive into the world of MailChimp. Thanks for stopping by, Loni 🙂