Location of current subscribers: Martin in South Africa; Shyrley, Steve and Mel are in the United Kingdom; and the rest are in Canada and the United States. Let’s plaster this map with dots!
On March 20th, following Pam Slim’s lead, I set out my goals for my forthcoming autobiography for the spring season with a deadline of June 21st (the first day of summer!). Here’s an update on my progress:
- To have the first draft of the book completed.
I am starting to see the light at the end of tunnel; as long as it isn’t the headlight of an oncoming train, then I should be fine. I figure I have two more chapters to write, and then much editing and revising to do. But the first draft should be done by summer solstice.
- To choose and set up a newsletter management service.
Done! That was fairly easy – I went with AWeber. It is so nice not having to deal with subscriptions manually. It saves so much time too!
- To expand my book update subscriber list from “an intimate number” to 500!
Ok, this is where I am having some difficulty. I have officially surpassed the “intimate number”, but still have a long way to go to reach my goal. At the moment, 58 people have signed up. Thank you. I truly appreciate your support!
A few others signed up, but didn’t confirm their subscription – for whatever reason. A little discouraging when interested individuals are lost because they don’t respond to confirmation request. I guess that is one drawback to a double opt-in newsletter management system.
Despite that one flaw, I am still confident that the goal of 500 subscribers by June 21st is very attainable! As soon as I can I am going to put past newsletters online. That will give individuals instant access to book excerpts. Hopefully that will entice people to sign up!
With continued efforts and perseverance, I know I can find 442 subscribers in the next 17 days. Check back to see how I do! In the meantime, have you subscribed yet?