I thought Monday would be like any other day, beginning of another work week, but I wake to three emails from…ME! What the hell?
Well, someone hacked into my MailChimp account and sent out emails to a portion of my subscribers asking for money. Really? Money? Sadly, some subscribers clicked on the attachment, but luckily, they couldn’t open the zip file.
Then I changed my password and tried to send out an email from MailChimp, but MC shut down my account. Two days later, I received an email from their support group. Let’s say they were a day late and a dollar short in their help. I believe I need to find another program for newsletters and start fresh.
So be on the lookout for a link to sign up for my new newsletter.
Today, I noticed my newsletter had 76 new subscribers to sign up this month. WOW! That was awesome, but when I looked at the list I noticed some were Spam addresses (9). Then I noticed quite a few of the older subscribers were not even opening my newsletters. Hadn’t for the last six or more newsletters, and that’s over a span of 18 months. So what happens to those? I delete them.
After I get a certain number of subscribers, I’ll have to start paying MailChimp when I send out a newsletter. Can’t have that, especially if they’re not reading the sucker.
Thus why I’m keeping an eye out. This is the third time I’ve culled out those who have no activity. Sure, it’s nice to have so many people receiving it, but really, it doesn’t do me any good if people are not even opening the email.
Love MailChimp. So easy to work with, and they give me some great info.
If you want to read my newsletter – I plan to send one out next month – you can sign up here.
For the last couple weeks, my newsletter subscribers had received instructions on how to win gift cards. I first offered one $20 gift card. With so many people participating, I added 3 $10 gift cards. But when I was picking the winners, I decided to add one more $10 gift card. I sure wish I could’ve given everyone a gift card.
I loved the enthusiasm. What a blast! Thank you!
Here are the winners. Check your email box.
$20 Gift Card
$10 Gift Card
If you wish to receive future newsletters and giveaways, go to my website and sign up. Click here.
Enter to win The Deacons of Bourbon Street series, including MAKE YOU BURN by Megan Crane, FIRE ME UP by Rachael Johns, HOLD ME DOWN by Jackie Ashenden, and STRIP YOU BARE by Maisey Yates. Prize will be delivered via the ebook retailer of your choice.
Here’s your chance to win one of the two following cute bags (US Only. See further into the post for International). There are 10 books each in them, includes my three full-length novels, a $10 Amazon gift card, cool T-shirt and a Hello Kitty doll.
How do you enter for a chance? Each of the following is an entry.
Are you interested in winning one? My logo and such are embroidered on the front of the sports bag. Cool, heh. I have three to giveaway Be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I will be pulling a winner from there on September 30.