Some of you subscribe to my email newsletter. It features blog highlights from the past month, so if you don’t get around to my blog every day, it’s a great way to see if you missed anything good. I also write a small editorial every month and occasionally have newsletter-only giveaways. Plus I send out an quick email blast when I am having a giveaway and/ or commenthon (like I did last weekend for my human’s birthday — newsletter subscribers got an email from me about it Saturday morning). It’s pretty cool, and if you don’t subscribe but would like to, you will find the signup form on your right, where it says “Get Sparkle’s Newsletter.” (If you would just prefer to have the actual blog post in your email box every day, you can sign up where it says “Get My Blog Posts by Email!”)
But the main reason I’m here right now is I wanted to quickly let Gmail users know about a new development that may change how you get my newsletter. As you no doubt already know, Gmail has formatted their inbox so that the emails are separated into tabs. Let me show you how it looks in my human’s Gmail. She doesn’t realize it, but I have her password. I hope the webcam doesn’t catch me doing this…
Oops! Well, anyway, this is how it looks:
If you are subscribing to my newsletter, and you don’t see it under the Primary tab, it might be under the Promotions tab. I hear a lot of newsletters are going to the Promotions tab. That is fine, if you remember to look, but some people don’t look at the Promotions tab every day. I know my human doesn’t. And if I am having a giveaway, my email is time-sensitive and you might miss something good! So you Gmail humans might want to move my newsletter over to your Primary tab. You can just drag it over, or here are some instructions I found, thanks to Ask Fisher, if you want to change things up even further — it’s just a couple minutes long:
My next newsletter goes out Monday morning, if case you are wondering!