Monday, May 16, 2016
I guess I'm good at that kind of data collection because I still do it--only now I do it for not only me, but the Cozy Chicks, Ellery Adams, Leann Sweeney, and Mary Kennedy. (No paycheck involved, darn it.)
I handle both snail mail and email. Holy cow, you wouldn't believe how often people move or change their email addresses and forget to tell us. It gets a little pricey when scores of emails bounce and when hundreds of postcards get returned as "return to sender" or "not deliverable as addressed."
But surely I could find these people on Facebook to ask them if they've moved, right?
Not exactly. Even if you think you have a unique name -- chances are there are at least 20-30 people with the exact same name. (Last time I looked, there were at least twenty Lorraine Bartletts.)
I've put together a list of names of people whose addresses have changed and we have no idea how to find you. After our next newsletter, I'll put together a list of people whose email addresses have bounced (or are deliverable).
So, are you, or someone you know, on the list? You can check it here.
(P.S. This is a private page and only available by the above link.)