December 10, 2019

The Generosity of Strangers on the Internet...

Caleb Peterson @calebmpeterson

The UX Mini Course is live and collecting subscribers!

A couple of weeks of development to bring the content online with live examples and a quick post on IH. This is my first newsletter/drip campaign to launch for my own content and it's been quite a learning experience!

So far 20 people have enrolled since a soft launch on Dec 22nd here on IH. Subscribers really seem to be getting value from the content, so that's great :)

Having your emails go into spam is awful. Fixing it is hard.

There are plenty of great online resources for testing out all the technical settings (SPF, DKIM, ... other acronyms I've already forgotten).

But in the end, nothing beats human interaction.

I've got my ESP engaged, and they've been surprisingly helpful given that I'm not even a paying customer (yet).

A huge thanks to @kday and @AndrewKamphey here on IH for taking the time to look into this and offer some great suggestions as well!

The generosity of strangers on the Internet is always a delightful surprise :)

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    Hey! I'm working on a tool to fix this exact issue. Maybe you find it helpful:

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      Thank you for the reference!

      P.S. Palabra looks interesting! I've added it to as an upcoming feature :)

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        Hey, thanks! That's awesome. I just subscribed.

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    Good luck with the spam issue! I'm looking forward to more lessons also. UX is one of my weak spots.

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      Reddit has a few subreddits I'll be targetting (r/WebdevTutorials today). I've also got a list of folks to reach out to on Twitter, Product Hunt, the Internet generally ('cause that's so specific 😬)

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          I've had the same experience with direct sales/promotion attempts on Reddit. Super frustrating as a business person.

          I've had more success with the "hey, here's a cool free thing that's immediately valuable". That's the top of the funnel :D

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