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21 July 2011 @ 10:59 am
mailing list  

You know I have a mailing list, right? It’s announcements-only and comes out usually with the wild frequency of once a month. Sometimes less. I think twice in a month once, several years ago. Anyway, it summarizes what, if anything, is going on–crowdfunding projects, convention attendance, books released, etc–in a tidy encapsulated email.

I have 700 readers on LJ (and no idea how many hit mizkit.com or cemurphy.net). I have 1200 followers on Twitter and a thousand on Facebook (and a couple hundred on G+). I’m sure there’s plenty of crossover amongst those followers, but the point is, there are 300 people on the mailing list.

Clearly something is wrong here. So I am running a drive to get people onto the mailing list. It really is the best, most coherent place to find out what’s up if you’re at all interested in my career. And in order to encourage people, I’m going to send books to one in every ten (chosen at random) people who sign up for the list by the end of July.

In the unlikely event I should reach the heady number of a thousand list subscribers, I will do something nifty like write an Old Races story just for list subscribers.

(yes, yes, you whiny butts who are among the first 300, I will probably do some kind of thing JUST FOR YOU too.)

You can sign up for the mailing list here. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
Alix (Tersa): Arnold--Go away! (tersa)tersa on July 21st, 2011 10:21 am (UTC)
That link sends me to a Google Groups page which says I don't have permission to view the topics and Sign In to post. :)

I just wanted to update my email address on your list, because the one I had no longer exists/was retired with my phone.
kitmizkit on July 21st, 2011 10:26 am (UTC)
hsm. try : https://groups.google.com/group/cemurphy-announcements/ ? thereshould be a join this group on the right, and if you can't edit the one i'll just delete it if you tell me what email address it is. :)
Alix (Tersa): Arnold--Go away! (tersa)tersa on July 21st, 2011 11:37 am (UTC)
I see a Join Now but it wants me to sign in with a Google account (which I don't want to use, as I never check that account).

Feh.

(As an aside: Google really is pushing that everything to all people all the time thing, aren't they?)

I will send you an email with the email to drop and my preferred address. :)
kitmizkit on July 21st, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC)
In theory you can sign up without a Google account, because a bunch of people have in the past day. But yes, Google is a real pain in the ass that way, and it's not one of my favorite things about them. >.
silkiemom on July 21st, 2011 01:33 pm (UTC)
Any idea how to sign up without a Google account? My tech fu is weak. :(
Megabitchmegabitch on July 21st, 2011 02:07 pm (UTC)
I think you do _need_ a google account but you can create a google account with an already existing email address - I have three google accounts, two are @gmail dot com and one uses an email address that I have had for over a decade. Google will then send any groups' incoming mail to that address for you (it will also allow you access to things like the google calendar with that address login if you want to use them).
silkiemom on July 22nd, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Ah! Thank you!
joycemocha on July 21st, 2011 10:47 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm not sure if it's going to my actual e-mail address or something that Google set up for me that I don't use. Pretty sure it's going to my real one, though. If you announce on LJ the next time you send out a message, I'll know...that'd be enough.

Thanks.
kitmizkit on July 21st, 2011 12:16 pm (UTC)
I shall announce it next time I send a message, sure!