May 2020 ~ Working From Home - Developing a New Skill: Publishing a Newsletter
My last post was only a month ago ~ April 2020 ~ Working From Home is Still a Struggle But Proving to be Fruitful . But in April a friend suggested that I start a newsletter and ...?? And ... well! Now it's the month of May and I'm publishing two newsletters!
In my previous post, I mentioned the first newsletter: JDV Musings (formerly T_Fox's Newsletter) . It turns out that at that site you can publish multiple newsletters, so I decided to try to publish one to support my official foodie blog ~ Food Ways ~ which was recently approved for affiliate advertisements (Ad Sense and InfoLinks). I was hoping the newsletter could send traffic in that direction.
So! How's it going? Uh ... IT SUCKS!! But I'm not going to give up just yet. You see I'm also testing something.
TESTING: I use Google Feedburner for most of my blogs. According to Feedburner, my foodie blog has over 500 subscribers. However, I picked up on a public discussion thread and some of the commenters were saying that the FB Subscribers are FAKE!!
So I figured since the Feedburner shows the emails for these subscribers, I'll send each of these subscribers my newsletter updates. They already subscribe to my foodie blog. Why wouldn't they subscribe to the foodie newsletter since the content is similar? Flawless logic. Right?
With the newsletter tool that I use they send me statistics of how many received my post and how many opened my post. Not too sure but maybe those Feedburner Subscribers are FAKE. Because even though the posts are being sent via eMail, the statistics indicate that only a few readers are actually opening the post.
I'm not quite sure what to make of this.
Are my subscribers FAKE or are they just NOT READING their eMails??
It's a mystery.
But I will continue to work on My Foodie Luv newsletter for a few more months before I decide if I should TRASH IT!
Anything new with you people?
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