Pulling links from some articles here:
I struggle with it. My pain body1 is no joke. You know
more than you give yourself credit for. Sure, there is someone out
there more knowledgeable about certain topics, but no one knows
everything you know. This is a feature, not a bug.
1. Pain Body "Our emotional pain body is stored in the cells of the body. Old memories and negative emotions can become fuel for our pain body, if they are not faced at the moment. Learn about this ”parasite” that causes you suffering and emotional pain." Link
I am thinking through the logistics of an email on-boarding series for new subscribers.
I am cruising around 450 subs on the email newsletter and getting around a 25% open rate. Not too bad. I think part of the issue is getting sent straight to spam folder by our friends at google.
Regardless, I am still thinking of ways to bring value to subs. WORDS has developed quite nicely over the past year and I've rolled several new products on the site.
I think I could bring value to subs by showing them or better yet highlighting different products on the site.
Current On-Boarding Email:
- Welcome email - contains a request to mark email as safe and links to different products on the site.
That's it, a single email that contains a couple links and a request to mark as safe. This is better than nothing but I can certainly do more. The question I have is what will be valuable and what will piss people off. They are subscribing for a monthly newsletter, not an on boarding series. Gotta balance value and respect the inbox.
Proposed On-Boarding Email Series:
- Welcome email - thank them for the subscription, consider including a video link that thanks them for the sub. Maybe throw them some sats. Ask them to mark as safe and save to contacts.
- Journals Email - link to the journals archives. explain the current state of the journals, that there is PDF and ePUB available for 2020 journals.
- Posts Email - A call to action to browse journals by tags OR chronologicaly. The tags list is kind of wild because the it's massive. It includes dates, authors, and keywords. The list is massive. Probably a bit intimidating. The chronological list of posts is much simpler but not very intuitive, just a timeline of posts.
- Special Journals Email - This would call out the Bitcoin Financial Journal and the anthology series of journals. This is not a huge part of the website (yet) but it will continue to grow over time.
I don't think this is too obtrusive, but I am not a user. If I sent this series weekly over 4 weeks, that doesn't seem too bothersome but you never know, again this isn't what they signed up for.
Always be testing.
Inspiration for future commentary
Steve and Louise, the soulless lizard people.
This is why we #Bitcoin.
Propaganda by Clancy
#Bitcoin Space Oddity— Joe Rodgers (@_joerodgers) April 27, 2020
This is a short tribute to all the Spacecats out there, especially @hodlonaut!
TO THE MOON!!!!
Thanks to @BVBTC for the idea, @ClancyRodgers for putting up with me, and especially my little Spacecat!
Shout out to all the TCBP out there! pic.twitter.com/45YSKQiTRR
I built something pretty damn cool. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time. It's called Links. It brings together two of my favorite things: blogs and Bitcoin.
What is Links?
Links is a Bitcoin content aggregator. The goal of Links is to deliver you the absolute best commentary on Bitcoin. Our sources are carefully curated and constantly updated as we uncover more signal. See an interesting article?Click it, sonate some sats to the paywall via Lightning, and read your content. The goal of Links is to deliver you the absolute best commentary on Bitcoin. Our sources are carefully curated and constantly updated as we uncover more signal.
RSS and Lightning Network
This project is the product of RSS and Lightning Network. RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a protocol that enables the distribution of blogs and pods. If you’re subscribed to a pod in iTunes or Spotify, RSS is the magic that pulls in new episodes. This also applies to blogs. Some people read blogs with “feed readers”. A popular one is @feedly. From almost any blog or webpage, you can grab the url and plug it in a feed reader and it will use the blogs RSS to pull in new articles. This allows you to have the new articles delivered to you, rather than going to each web page. The Links project takes RSS from carefully curated Bitcoin blogs and wraps them in Bitcoin Lightning Network. All the blog posts that are pulled into Links are paywalled with Lightning Network invoices.
The million satoshi question is this… Will people pay to read curated content?
I’ll be trying to figure that out.
Enabling Technologies for Links
- GitHub Pages is the hosting and git powerhouse
- Planet Pluto is the static page builder that does the RSS magic. Shout out to Gerald Bauer for this amazing code.
- Lightning Feed Wrapper by LNPay.co is the all star that takes the RSS feeds and wraps them in LIghtning Network. Major props to Tim Kijewski on being reckless enough to build this!