I’ve wanted to have a mailing list for a while, but it’s surprisingly challenging to find a decent (read, free) implementation of such a thing online. I finally came up with a workable solution, so I present to you:
(You can also see it in the “Subscribe” section to the right.) In case you’re wondering “but I can see what econgirl writes right here, why would I need to get emails from her?”…the mailing list isn’t going to be used as a newsletter or anything like that, so don’t expect copies of posts to show up in your inbox. (See the “Posts by Email” and “Comments by Email” link to the right if you really want that sort of thing.) Instead, the mailing list will be used for announcements about events (yes, I’m trying to plan some meetups and whatnot), speaking engagements, merchandise and that sort of thing. In other words, the mailing list is for things that are time-sensitive and relevant enough to be delivered directly rather than wait for people to meander to the site in order to find out. Also, it’s easy to unsubscribe if you get sick of me (apparently easy unsubscription is the law now or something), and I’ll send you a sticker if you don’t have one yet.