Interesting concept in a not so interesting movie

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/27/16 12:00 PM
A while ago I saw the movie Jupiter Ascending, the latest film by the Wachowski's, who were also behind the Matrix. It was an interesting movie, and I don't regret seeing it. There were some pretty good parts, too, and I re-watched a few fragments for the purpose of this blog post, but it would be a stretch to say that I'd recommend seeing it if you haven't already.

My primary issue with
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Mailing list fiasco recap

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/21/16 12:00 PM
Last Thursday I decided to add a lot of people to my mailing list, hoping to improve my book sales. Things got a bit interesting after that.

A short summary of what happened:

  • I sponsored a contest that required people to sign up to a mailing list, that would then be shared
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Monday morning bicycle ride music

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/18/16 10:00 AM
With all the " fun" happening with my mailing list lately, it's good to be able to take my mind off things. Today is the first day back on the day job after the birth of my son, and seeing as
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Why not to mail 5000 people out of the blue

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/17/16 5:00 PM
Last Friday I blogged about a rather large increase in subscribers due to sponsoring a contest, and about my intentions to send them an e-mail stating "hey everyone, I'm Jeroen, I sponsored a contest you participated in, these are my books, stay on this list if you want to hear when I write another".

Well, turns out I tripped all sorts of abuse monitors MailChimp
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A case of subscriber limits

Jeroen Steenbeeke  Jeroen Steenbeeke
Posted 7/15/16 10:00 PM
Yesterday morning my mailing list had 83 subscribers. I've grown this list gradually over the past two years (I think? I'm not entirely sure when I started it and too lazy to look it up), with some of the largest increases coming from cross-promotions. I migrated it to MailChimp a while ago, finding it infinitely better than my custom built solution.

Let's focus on this last bit. I've participated in
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