Thursday, March 15, 2007
Fellow UU bloggers, interested in press releases?
A question for my fellow Unitarian Universalist bloggers: Would you be interested in signing up for an email list that would allow people to send press releases and other announcements to you?
Every so often, I hear from people — book promoters, event promoters, UUA committees, UUA staff, etc. — who want me to promote something or put them in touch with other UU bloggers who might be interested in what they're hawking. In my attempt to keep my blog narrowly focused on my own interests, I often do nothing with most of these announcements, even though I'm sure many of my readers (and your readers) would be interested in them. I also don't pass queries along to other blogs because I really don't have the time — and when I did once try to locate as many UU bloggers' email addresses as I could, it took forever and didn't generate much response.
But it seems to me that if we set up an email list that allowed bloggers to opt in and out whenever they wanted, and that allowed promoters to reach the group without having direct access to individual bloggers' names or email addresses, that might be of interest to both parties.
The idea I've come up with is a moderated email list. Only bloggers could sign on to receive email; promoters couldn't join the list, but they could send email to the list; the moderators would screen out spam and other illegitimate messages from promoters to insure that the list only distributed useful and potentially interesting information.
Does this idea strike you as useful? amendable? something you'd sign up for? Would you have any interest in serving as a list moderator?
Copyright © 2007 by Philocrites | Posted 15 March 2007 at 8:47 PM