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What's in it for you? More. More of whatever it is you're enjoying, more of whatever already interests you. When something suits us, we can feel it. We'd like more.
Even more, in the huge world of the web, and in our huge and sometimes overwhelming everyday world, it's so easy to lose a link we'd like to keep. Sometimes we can feel, there's more for me here, but then where is it? where is that link?
So what else is in it for you? Free updates, maybe once a month - so you'll know what's new and might also interest you. Keeping in touch, every now and then, instead of just having a look and leaving. There's something to keeping in touch. Connection. Things can build with an ongoing connection. (Of course, you can always stop the connection.)
Still, why am I doing this, asking for your email address, you may be asking?
From your side, all you want is access to one little thing, and bang, here is this roadblock. Frustrating. No instant access. A slow-down, if nothing else. Plus, what may I do with your email address?
Here's my answer.
Why am I doing this? Briefly, contact and community with those who like my stuff enough to want to stay in touch.
For the past 2 years, I've worked to build a home for my work and to get people to find it. Those have been almost lifelong dreams: to get my work out into the world, and to have people enjoy my stuff. Over the past year, the site has gone from an average of 46 visitors a day (Nov 07), to 372 (Nov 08), to 446 visitors a day (Dec 08, so far), - and in terms of page views, from 5504 a month (total, Nov 07), to 26869 a month (total, Nov 08).
Members Only Pages. This is new - November 21, 2008.
It's not money. Just like everything on the site is free, here what I'm offering is free. Free updates on what's new.
But now I want to be able to know who are the "appreciators" - people who like my stuff, and would like to hear from me, maybe once a month. So on a few of the pages, I'm asking for email addresses. If you don't like my stuff enough to give your email address, fine. If you do and then want to opt out (not hear from me again), also fine.
But if you care enough to get access to the page, and might also like to hear from me every now and then, great.
Appreciators - another word is "insiders." Or, if you like, members.
If this is you, welcome.
What do others say? Briefly ...
I love the creativity site! M.F.
Love Caro's Quest. M.
Love the Fluffers book so far - heck, I love your entire site. C.F.
An even bigger goal than an insider's circle is community - a community of people who like good thinking and creativity, and might might enjoy staying in touch, might find it stimulating, satisfying, energizing.
I have more plans in the works - like for interactive stuff, and most of all, a virtual cafe with something different every virtual night - from an idea night, to a words-and-music night, to time for fun pieces, to time for mellow moments. There will also be space for lots of people to put their works. That's the next very big goal.
Right now, though, I know I need to move from making everything available to everyone, happy just to have people come see my stuff - to creating an insider's circle of people who want to keep in touch, who want to at least try an ongoing connection.
Again, if that's you, great. Welcome.
All the best, Elsa
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