Frettings and mutterings

April 24, 2021
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April 24, 2021 Angela

Frettings and mutterings

I originally intended to write a post every two weeks. And along with a textile art production schedule, that was the plan. The textile art is coming along well but the website…

Then life got in the way and that idea went the way of the dodo bird. Some personal stuff happened and some very irritating website stuff happened – mainly the mailing list. After much trial and tribulation, I just threw up my hands and walked away.

But I’m back and determined. And was super happy when the non-mailing list issue cleared up relatively easy. Sometime you do just have to walk away.

The Mailing List
But the mailing list… sigh.  I settled on Mailchimp. Settled being the operative word here. It’s a classic and it’s cheap, as in free.  But because I made the mistake of starting it over a month ago, there is no support for the free version any longer than one month. And I don’t want to pay the exorbitant rates for any mailing list program at this time because I’m just starting out.

So the issue is that somehow I’m connected to Mailchimp but can’t make any changes to it. I’m not sure what I’ve done wrong so it’s just irritating. And, I’m not even sure everyone who signs up is getting added to the list. I mean, I think so but… arrrgh!

Hopefully I can muddle my way through until I find something better. If anyone has any ideas to suggest, that would be cool. And I did receive an email from Mailchimp this week that said something about support. We’ll see.

So my renewed goal here is to be consistent and put something up regularly. And not walk away for so long. Mutter, mutter, mutter.

Update 
Things that make you go hmmmm.  There apparently is support in a chat version and when I went to another browser, I saw the pop-up! Yay!!

I’m not sure whether the chat support is a recent change for Mailchimp or not but it would appear to be so. I’ve now started getting all sorts of emails from Mailchimp, two months after I signed up.

But more important, I now see the value in just walking away and giving myself a break for a bit. I can be like a dog with a bone who just won’t leave it alone.

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