Farewell Constant Contact

Well I’m about to cancel my membership to Constant Contact.  It’s a great company, don’t get me wrong.  It’s an awesome way to advertise with email to your select group of friends, clients etc…  and to see the results of how many people actually open your emails, and click on any links you have included in your letter.

I had CC as a way of means to keep people in touch with all the happenings at the little Holistic School we just sold.  I’ve paid my last electric bill there, gas and water.  I just turned over the writers group over to the writers in that town, and have started another up here in the town I live in.

I will write one last email and invite friends to like our Facebook page (which I hardly ever get on) and or subscribe to this blog.

IMG_1798Hello Friends, thank you for following! (Click the blue ‘Follow’ button on the bottom right hand corner)

So back to why no more Constant Contact.  It’s as ego driven as Facebook and Instagram.  ‘Who liked my email enough to open it’?  Constant Checking.  Facebook – ‘Who liked my post’?  Selfie, Selfie, Selfie – Narcissism….Sorry friends, but lets check that out.  If you can take pictures of yourself, post them for anyone to see and never look back at it again- I don’t see it as ego driven.  My friend Alli, is gorgeous, and BUSY, and she has to market herself basically as her way of making a living.  But I know she doesn’t have time to let hours be sucked away by looking at a friend of a friend of a friend’s vacation from two years ago.  This is what happens, and I could have been reading some great book instead of creeping on strangers pages.  Re-read that last sentence.  When did those words become part of our everyday vocab?

My husband’s daughter put a great selfie of herself on Fbook the other day, and a man friend told her she was beautiful (which she is), and she thanked him for the compliment, and then soon after she apologized in a very rare and adult way that in no way did she mean to flirt, and offend her husband.  Then the post was gone.  Stupid Facebook.  She was only following suit of every woman out there. As far as I’m concerned Facebook is great for seeing pictures of the kids and advertising – that’s it!  It’s also great for sucking your time!

These websites are also traceable, I can see how many people check on here via my stats page, but usually they are all from Brazil just picking up my websites emails and sending me Brazilian Woman emails.  But, I have so many websites to keep track of, I hardly ever remember to check the stats.

So, it was a good run with Constant Contact. I would recommend them to any small business.  But I am in the beginnings of some Radical Purging of Stress.  Adios second business in another town.  Adios dreaded newsletters, Adios ego.  Hello time for creativity!!!!

In Peace (and Quiet)

Suzi

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By Suzi Shelhamer

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