Yeah, Yeah.... I know...
At the beginning of 2019, I said I was going to do a better job of sending out monthly check ins... and after a few months I disappeared from your inbox. A few people have asked me what happened with the plan for monthly emails, so I thought that would be a good place to start this update.
The first few months went juuuuuust fine. Then, around the same time I started getting extra busy preparing for my trip to Denver for the Trauma Touch Therapy intensive class, the company I use to send out these emails basically changed their entire platform. And I learned right then and there that I am effectively an old dog who struggles to learn new (computer) tricks. Struggles a LOT. And without an in-house Marketing/IT department to handle it for me, I did what any reasonable person would do. I got ridiculously frustrated, cursed their changes, swore a few times... and then avoided working on it for as long as possible.
*insert embarassed facepalm here*
So yeah... that's what happened with THAT, waaaay back in April/May.
And here we are in December.
I've forced myself to spend the past week or so working on figuring out the new system. I still hate it, I'm not gonna lie. But I've figured it out enough to send this out. So that's a start. And I have a better plan of attack going into next year, which is good, because I have some really cool things that I'm working on for 2020 and look forward to letting everyone know about them as they start happening! Fingers crossed no new big changes come to mailchimp, but if they do, I promise to do a much better job of getting to work on figuring it out right away instead of muttering unladylike things under my breath for 8 months or so and just avoiding it entirely like I did this time around.
And so, without further ado...