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Hey, it's me

Good morning, y'all.

If you are reading this, it is because you signed up to help me test the newsletter delivery company called Sendstack.

This is the second issue of 5-6 I am planning.

Why am I doing this again?

I went into all the details in the first issue, which you can find here. But they basically come down to

  • Privacy

  • Money

  • Time

Mailchimp is increasingly clunky for what I use it for, and offers much more than I need and some things I don't. Like public archiving, as opposed to the nifty archive page Sendstack makes, like this one. If you are familiar with Substack, this gives you a lot of the same functionality without my concerns about Substack as a platform.

What's next?

My big goal with these first two newsletters was to test the functionality - how does it work, what does my work flow look like, and so on. So far, I like it a lot. It also plays well with Grammarly, so I don't make grammar errors because I was in a hurry.

In future issues, I still want to test a few things.

  • Design: The design options are limited, but I don't need a lot. I think this will suffice, but we will see.

  • Private label options. Right now, I'm sending using their email address, but I can use my own for a small fee. I want to test if that will dramatically increase deliverability. (I suspect it will, and in a good way).

  • More testing of images and seeing how they are displayed in mobile vs desktop.

Anyway - that's it for today. Thanks for testing this with me, and I'll be back next week with more testing.

If you had some sort of issue or noticed something wrong, please hit reply and let me know.

Take care,