You’ve Got Mail!
A few months ago last year, I started using a plugin that I thought was going to allow me to build an email list. That was the hope. That was the dream. But with so many other projects out there, that made me who I am today, it just didn’t happen. Not with that plugin.
There comes a time in your life where you need some help. As luck would have it, I did what the tough guys do.. I faked it. A few weeks ago, I looked at my websites and decided, let’s kill some stuff. There are several advantages to having five websites. Here is one: You never run out of things to do.
Let’s start with email. Are you a programmer? Do you wish you knew how emails works? Well, I have been working with email for nearly all of my career. But that was really one thing that I could not master until I started my own blog. I figured it out and today, my sites are free of crap. Crap email addresses of people who use my website as a dumping ground for their crap. They started getting wise and thought that I was just another hump back webmaster with a 3rd grade education.
Turns out that the plugin that I got from WordPress was doing a few things that really ticked me off. First off, it was telling spammers who I was, just by sitting on my site doing what I thought was nothing. The other thing that id did was act as a relay, a sort of back door which made me really angry.
But that’s ok. I build my own stuff now and I am happier for it. I know how it works, I know the pitfalls of not doing the homework. There was no demo, there was very little documentation and there were no other folks reporting issues. But everyday I got more and more emails with fake addresses. But again, that’s ok.
So, today I do my own thing. There is this saying about free stuff. The phrase goes like this. Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s any good and because it is free, you have no recourse. There is no incentive to fix a problem, no money exchanged hands. That’s the main reason why I love buying products. I love buying products that work as described. I like the fact that I can talk with someone who knows what I am going through.
So, the question remains. Will I continue to download and install software on my blog? Answer is yes. yes, I will but with a whole new attitude and gusto. The turnabout will be as before. If the product really solves a problem, it’s affordable and to die for- then I’m in. How about you?
Let me send you some advice and some couponds that will make your day. Sorry but me no spammer, just a blogger with the best web based system all around