If you have a blog or an online business you probably already know that there is pretty unanimous agreement on the value of maintaining and growing your email list. Well if you are like me you may have stuck your head in the sand hoping the advise would go away and you really wouldn't have to figure out the technical side of your blog. But I recently decided to open the hood and try to see how my blog engine runs. I hope to give it a well need tune up and increase my readership. It is tedious and slow and often frustrating. I am learning as I go.
Yesterday I figured out how to map my domain name to my blog, a task that had thwarted me for a long time. Sadly the accomplishment didn't make me feel like I could go out and conquer the blogging world but it did encourage me to continue.
Today I accomplished this.
I added that little piece of code to my blog. Not very impressive is it? I don't even know if or how it works yet. But there it is. Isn't it pretty? You can see it live on my blog page Upcycled Design Lab. Don't be confused I am writing on this blog about stuff I am changing on a different blog. If you feel like subscribing you can help me figure out how it works. :-)
A few details. I do not currently have an email list so I am starting today at zero. I signed up with mailchimp this morning. They have a base plan that is free which is the only cost I can justify right now. Hopefully I won't be spoiling all the fun of you going on over there and trying it for yourself but holy cow there is a whole big lot of stuff to learn over there too. It kind of makes my head hurt. So enough for now.