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We’re Sorry to See You Go: Why Did You Unsubscribe?

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News of Interest to Newtown Township Residents is the long name of my opt-in email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here.

 

Occasionally, someone clicks the “Unsubscribe” link and I can no longer send them my email newsletter. So far 2 people unsubscribed this month. That’s OK – I still have 666 subscribers.

 

I never ask people WHY they unsubscribe. Maybe I should. But what reasons should I list for them to choose from? A recent New Yorker magazine “SHOUTS & MURMURS” piece offered some suggestions. Here are the ones I may use if I ever decide to ask why people unsubscribe from my list:

 

  • I receive enough of these e-mails, but I don’t “get” them.
  • These e-mails are no longer relevant. Who am I kidding? I’m no longer relevant.
  • What are you, writing a book?*
  • I didn’t get an e-mail last month when my aunt died. Nice. And, yes, I checked my spam folder.
  • I could [NOT] give a crap about [insert topic I wrote about].
  • I am not a proofreader, and I know pronouns are a delicate subject, but “youse” is not a pronoun even if you DO come from NYC!

 

More possible reasons...

 

johnmacknewtown's insight:

 

*YES! I do plan to write a book. This spring I signed up to tale a Memoir Writing workshop at Bucks Community College.

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