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Nico Westerdale We've moved to a new discussion board, but we didn't want to delete all of the old posts. This thread was on the subject of whether there was interest in daily emails. All the comments are below.

Please start a new thread if you're interested in talking about this topic.
        Nov 15 2008 at 8:21am
Nico Westerdale One of our developer partners suggests a daily email update. Would you like that?

I'm sure we could figure out how to send one out pretty easily (I think he probably told us at least one way), but I'm curious what people would think of it. I know a lot of people use RSS - either dedicated readers or pages like my.yahoo or various personalized homepages like Google's or myway.com. And I assume some people just have a list of sites they check every morning. But if people want daily emails, let us know - I'm sure we could organize that fairly soon.


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13 Responses to "Daily email updates - any interest?"
Groxx Says:

July 20th, 2006 at 4:04 pm
Definitely not necessary, and undesirable for most people. Overall I'd nix it, but if enough people would like it, pop in the option somewhere (default off, please).

jen Says:

July 20th, 2006 at 4:15 pm
If we do it, it would certainly be optional. Maybe a whole separate list, but certainly something people would have to explicitly request.

Carl Lum Says:

July 20th, 2006 at 7:11 pm
I agree-daily emails would be an overkill. They would just accumulate in most people's inboxes. I think it should be no more than once a week. I always check your blog daily using Firefox's live bookmarks.

AndyToo Says:

July 21st, 2006 at 3:51 am
I'd have to say `no' too - this sort of thing is what RSS is for! The awareness of RSS and how to use it is probably low for the general public right now, but I'm sure that your target demographic has a much better understanding of it. Email would be a step backwards, for me, but then I'm a RSS freak.

Great work by the way - I am addicted to BDJ (sob). Can't wait to check my feed reader every morning. If anything, I was more than one thing per day!! All the best.

Clare Field Says:

July 21st, 2006 at 4:54 am
I wouldn't use it. RSS meets that need for me. Yes I have to go look at my RSS feed rather than the info arriving in my inbox, but if I'm too busy for RSS then I'm not going to be reading that type of email either.
While that's my personal position, I don't see any harm in email being offered for those who want it, provided sign-ups have to be confirmed.

Alexander Says:

July 25th, 2006 at 1:45 pm
A simple way to follow Bits du Jour announcements via e-mail is to enter your e-mail address and the RSS feed address ( http://bitsdujour.com/blo...?feed=rss2 ) to one of the tools below:

http://www.rssfwd.com/

http://www.squeet.com/

alx

jen Says:

July 26th, 2006 at 2:02 pm
Thanks, Alexander, that's great! We'll mention that to everyone in the next newsletter.

Jen

charlie arehart Says:

August 2nd, 2006 at 11:02 am
OK, I'm going to go on a bit of a rant here, but I do hope the BitsDuJour people will hear me out. First, thanks for asking the question. Indeed, I just learned of bitsdujour today for the first time, and after perusing the history of past posts, my immediate thought was, "ok, how do I sign up to get an email each day?"

I'm surprised by all the negativity towards an email option. Maybe that mentality is behind why so many blogs don't offer an email subscription. Look, sure, RSS is an alternative, but as Andytoo observed, there's a huge swath of people (and not just non-techies) who have not yet gotten into using RSS. They may still use IE (let's not start any religious wars about that) and may not use an email program that can "read" RSS.

Yes, the Squeet alternative from Alexander is a great one for situations where a blogger (or site like this) would choose not to offer email. I point that out all the time to bloggers who aren't offering an email subscription. But explaining that to end users is SO much more difficult than just offering the option of email. And look, it's just an option. To all who would say, "I wouldn't use it", that's fine. You certainly don't need to, but think beyond your own needs and empathize with the rest of the world.

As I said above, I looked for an email signup just today. I did the same with Woot (and again, it's a third party offering it). Granted, now that I know about squeet, etc, I don't HAVE to seek an email solution.

My point is: if bitsdujour or any blogger wants to expand and even maximize their reach, there's absolutely no reason NOT to offer email subscription notification. It will hardly cost you anything (goodness, you'll probably be hit harder by RSS readers pinging you all the time than the cost of sending out an email).

Particularly when it's time-sensitive like this, you want to do what you can to make sure people know of a new post ASAP. Email's the most logical solution for the greatest reach.

Clint Says:

August 2nd, 2006 at 6:01 pm
I would definately like the option for daily emails. Love this site, just found it through the GoDaddy Newsletter

Ross Says:

August 3rd, 2006 at 10:11 am
Daily email a few days before each offer please.
Definitely don't want to miss any offers
Easy to do with an autoresponder set up.

jen Says:

August 3rd, 2006 at 5:55 pm
Thanks, everyone for the comments! We definitely plan to implement this - I hope within a few weeks. It may take a little longer, because we want to be sure it works and looks good. If you want to get daily emails in the meantime, both rssfwd and Squeet will send you emails from our RSS feed. Just enter:

http://bitsdujour.com/blo...?feed=rss2

for the feed address.

Thanks again,

Jen

jen Says:

August 17th, 2006 at 2:57 pm
Hi again everyone,

We've just gotten the daily emails implemented. If you go to our Subscribe page, you can sign up for a daily email sent from FeedBurner.

If you like one of the other services better, of course you're welcome to use those instead!

Thanks again for all the comments,

Jen

shopper Says:

November 15th, 2006 at 11:08 pm
I often wondered how this all worked but I guess I will never know.

        Nov 15 2008 at 8:21am
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