After I began “Laura’s Birding Weblog” in 2007, Blogger (owned by Google) took care of sending emails to subscribers. They discontinued that a part of the service in 2021, so I began utilizing MailChimp for that. However this month MailChimp considerably raised their charges precisely after I was engaged on my taxes and realizing that I would spent far more in 2022 than my work introduced in. We tried a unique electronic mail service, but it surely had too many glitches. My work is primarily a labor of affection, however there’s a restrict to how a lot I must be asking my husband to subsidize it, and the way a lot effort and time I can put into logistical and bureaucratic duties reasonably than writing about birds and sharing my photographs and experiences.
So I’m switching each my weblog and its electronic mail distribution to Substack, which appears each secure and reliable. I’ll be protecting this web site as a weblog archive as a result of most of my podcasts for the previous 15 years have a hyperlink to the corresponding put up right here, however all new posts can be at https://lauraerickson.substack.com.
Substack permits each paid and free subscriptions. Though I’ll vastly recognize each paid subscription, I don’t need anybody excluded from any of my content material as a result of they’ll’t or don’t select to pay. I’ve arrange my account so all subscribers, paid or not, can have entry to *all* of my posts.