When should we send you an email?
Looking to strike a happy balance
Since Scott Ritter Extra published our first post on September 20, 2022, we’ve been growing rapidly. We now have almost 8000 subscribers, about 700 of which are paid. Our policy so far has been to put nothing behind a paywall, and it will remain our policy indefinitely. That means our paid subscribers are acting benevolently, and for that I hope free subscribers will join us in thanking them profusely. They are not only supporting our work, but providing you with access to it.
Scott is obviously our primary author, but we also publish - albeit much less frequently - articles by other authors including Kevin Michelizzi, Deborah L. Armstrong, Jamtat and myself. Whenever we publish a new article, we have the option of notifying our subscribers by email. According to Substack, fewer than 1% of subscribers read web-only posts (posts that are published without an email notification). Therefore, the temptation is to send an email whenever we publish a new article. On the other hand, we realize that receiving too many emails can be annoying. So in an attempt to find the sweet spot, we hereby present this poll:
Please expound in the comments section below if voting in the poll isn’t enough for you.
We have some exciting new projects that soon will be unveiled here and on our twice-weekly podcast, Ask the Inspector, which returns January 3 after a one-week hiatus. Happy New Year to everyone in our beloved audience!
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