SendGrid Raising Prices

I’m a bit skeptical, so when I got word a month or so ago that SendGrid, the email service (like MailGun or Amazon SES) that I mentioned in my book, From Blog To Bookstore, as an easy and convenient way to send emails to your large mailing list without paying...

The Art of Introducing Yourself To Readers

I’m a firm believer that an author needs a newsletter and part of a strong newsletter strategy is an autoresponder sequence. These are emails which are sent out at certain intervals designed to introduce you to readers, as well as hopefully share a bit about...

Review: The Newsletter Plugin

Recently I wrote a blog post on what to do when you outgrow MailChimp and it’s proven to be very popular. One of the resources I mentioned was The Newsletter Plugin. This is a plugin that I use on multiple sites and I wanted to provide a review for you here. To...

WordPress, Emails, and the Quest For Good SMTP

Your WordPress website will be sending some emails. Even if you don’t operate a webstore where order and payment emails are being sent, there will be forgotten passwords, blog subscriptions, and other miscellaneous emails that will go out from time to time. (For...