How to grow your newsletter subscriber list

We all want our mailing list to be full of avid readers who are interested in what we have to say and what we have to promote. So how do we attract the right readers? How do we get the people who are reading our posts to sign up to our newsletter?

First of all remember this relies on getting traffic to our blog in the first place (but that is a whole different issue).

Secondly think about your reader and what they want
  • Write good content on a regular basis geared to that reader.
  • Ask permission to send content to people’s emails. This could be an opt-in form on your blog. Try different places and if the sidebar opt-in does not work try one at the top of your page or on your about page etc.
  • Promote your newsletter through your social networks i.e. twitter, facebook etc.
  • Use a Facebook newsletter signup.
  • Offer a free item for people who subscribe to your list - it could be a free guide, resource, or template that solves a problem.
  • Place a postscript at the bottom of your most popular posts that invites people to sign up to your newsletter if they enjoyed your post. 
  • Hold a contest or a giveaway that people join in by leaving their email.
  • Provide a series of articles or videos and ask for an email address after the first post to unlock the rest.
  • Try different approaches and test which works best.
We'd love to hear what has worked well for you in growing your email list, so please let us know in the comment section.


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How to exercise with fibromyalgia

exercising with fibromyalgia

Many people struggle with how to exercise when living with Fibro. Here is what some people with Fibromyalgia are saying about exercise and what they recommend: 

Getting back to daily yoga by Beverley at Blooming Mindfulness
"daily yoga is a big part of my mental health being good"

Meet My Motivators by Sally at Fibromyalgia Set Me Free
"we go to the common, beach or forest where we spend a minimum of 30 minutes, usually 45"


Gentle Healing with QiGong by Sue at Rebuilding Wellness
"By moving slowly and gently, I was able to gradually increase my range of motion and the strength of my little-used muscles..."


Yoga for Fibromyalgia…yes, you can do it!! by Tracey at Fibro Fantastic
"yoga can indeed help us to endure what cannot be cured, which is good news for those of us with Fibromyalgia."


Exercise with Chronic Illness? Yes, You Can! by Katie Cupcake at Life With Me
" sometimes you may be able to do some physical activity that you can’t on other days 


My Hydrotherapy Treatment  by Katie Cupcake at Life With Me
"My main aim is to strengthen my muscles (which have weakened from a lot of bed rest) and to use the warm water and stretching to aid in pain relief."


11 Tips for Exercising with  Chronic Pain  by Julie at Counting My Spoons
"You don’t have to do a training regimine, just do your best to stay active despite chronic pain."