Ch-ch-ch-changes — I’ve got a newsletter!

Blogs without newsletters are so “first decade of the 21st century.”  Me?  I’m always sort of up to the minute, so I signed up with MailChimp, a free (or, if you want or need the fancy stuff, paid) site that hosts email newsletters.  I’m actually rather impressed with MailChimp.  It’s very easy to use and, for a small blogger, provides more than enough in the way of free services.

If you’ve ever commented on this blog, you probably woke up to find a newsletter in your inbox.  If you didn’t get a newsletter, but would like to, you can sign up in the subscription box that you’ll find on the right-hand side of my blog. —>

The newsletter currently has two parts:  links to the major posts I put up recently and (to entice you to stick with the newsletter even if you’ve already read the posts) original content that you won’t find at the blog.  A small percentage of this original content will be blatant shilling for Amazon products.  As I mentioned the other day, if you reach Amazon through one of my links, I get a teeny percentage of whatever you ultimately end up buying.  If you’re worried about your privacy, don’t be:  I have no idea who is ordering from Amazon, what they buy, or how much they pay.  I just know that, once a month, I get a notice from Amazon telling me that there’s a small amount of money heading my way.

My one request is that, if you find a particular newsletter worthy, please consider forwarding it to any of your friends who won’t consider you a terrible pest for filling their inboxes with stuff they didn’t ask for.

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  • Kevin_B

    I got your newsletter today, Bookworm. I actually found it quite enjoyable and well done.
    Congrats and good luck with the newsletters.

  • Earl

    I got mine, too.  And agree with Kevin_B.
    I forward blog posts now and then – not averse to doing the same with a newsletter, should one seem like a good fit with a friend or relative.

  • Mike

    I got the newsletter also and was happily surprised. I’ve been on Google + for over a year and spend most of the time there reading articles and the posts in my stream of the people that are in my circles and they post something everyday and even multiple posts a lot of times. So much so that it seems all my other favorite sites and blogs are almost ignored.
    I’m wondering if you would like to have some of the articles and posts here on Bookwormroom  placed and linked on Google plus. Let me know if you think that would be a good idea.

  • Bookworm

    Mke:  I am always pleased when people share my posts.  If you think you’ve got an audience for them, by all means, send them around!

  • Mike

    Yes Book I think I do and also think I’ve seen one once upon a time by someone that is in your post about the 60 blogs and your ranking in that post. That means I’ll have to spend less time on G+ and really visit my favorite blogs and sites more often. It may have been RWN but you know how us old guys forget things.