Newsletter Mailing Lists – revisited

So, hopefully you never saw my first post about the newsletter mailing list I was trying to set up and failing miserably at. I sent it to the trash because the embed code just wasn’t working. Then wrote a very short post about that as follow-up and apology for those folks who actually saw it.

My heartfelt and humble apology for that.

I still can’t get the embed code to work, but I was able to integrate the form into the Facebook page for DreamPunk Press, and I have a url that will take you to the sign up form (try it, here: http://eepurl.com/cPD5-z.)

But the code is no go.

I’m not sure I need it — yet. I can always just provide the url link somewhere, like in a Facebook post, or embed that link in a button at the website so that it opens the sign up link.

But that code is really pissing me off. Probably not the fault of the mailing list site I’m using, or WordPress. They are likely just incompatible, or I’m copying it wrong.

Or it’s just the whole world is against me creating this mailing list in the first place.

 

Mailing Lists

Making a mailing list sucks, even when you’re using a site that specializes in it. Maybe especially when you’re tired and most of the way through a bottle of hard cider and you were challenged to get this thing up and running.

If you saw the post I trashed, you’ll understand what I’m talking about.

If you didn’t, here goes:

I make the mailing list form and have the site make the code to embed the list at a website. Copy the code and paste it here.

It no worky.

My preview just doesn’t have the boxes you type your name into. When I actually go to the site, there is gobbledy-gook code showing. Argh!!!

So I deleted it. Tomorrow I will play again. And maybe there will be a new post with a sign up form and maybe not.

We’ll see.

I have to have something done by Friday. Or I’m buying the booze.