Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The New and Improved Buzz

By Jennifer Poenix

If you've been a subscriber to KAXE's e-mail service, "The Buzz," you have probably noticed that it's been sporadic (at best) lately.
The Buzz was once handled by a small group of KAXE staff. About four of us. Of the female variety. Mostly. I don't mean anything negative about the others; it's just the way it was.

At some point, we decided that, "Hey, maybe everyone should take turns writing the Buzz." So, an alphabetical scheme was derived. It worked for awhile, and then nobody could remember whose turn it was, or people forgot, or some people tried outsourcing their turn in exchange for cupcakes.

We spoke for awhile at our last staff meeting about the Buzz: how we can improve it, what information people really want, whether we should sign up for an email hosting service, and who should take on the responsibility.

We're about to change servers at KAXE, plus we want to create better newsletters with more flexibility, and have less SPAM issues (since we were sending 800 emails at a time with every Buzz, a lot of people received our Buzz as SPAM). So, we signed up with Constant Contact, which will take care of these issues.

Also, I'll be sending the Buzz with contributions from others.

We want to start a fresh list, so if you wish to keep getting the Buzz (or if you want to start getting it), please sign up by clicking this link. You'll be asked to provide your e-mail address, plus confirm it, and we'll ask for your name.

If you have any questions or feedback about the Buzz, please let us know.

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