I’ve been having some trouble lately with my emails not getting through to folks. And it is getting a bit aggravating.

It used to be every now and then I’d not get a response from someone so I’d give them a call.

What do you think about my email?

I didn’t see an email from you.

Hmmm… Let me resend it…

It didn’t happen all that often. Just enough to make me wonder what folks were doing on their end. But these days it seems to be getting more frequent. Frequent enough that I suspect the problem is on my end.

Since I started SuccessCREEations I’ve been using FeedBurner’s Headline Animator in my default email signature. It looks like this:


It seems to me to be a great, catchy way to get the word out about my blog.

I’ve got multiple email addresses I use. I’ve got way too many addresses. Drives me a little nuts. But that’s the reality of the blogging world sometimes.

It doesn’t seem to matter which addresses I send from. When I find one that hasn’t gotten through, I’ll resend it deleting the signature and then they get it.

Just last night I sent a couple emails to my wife. (Yes I know that’s a sorry commentary on the state of marital communications that I’m emailing to the other room. We do talk, audibly, with our voices. Honest.) And both of them ended up captured by her spam filter. And in that case it was bellsouth to bellsouth addresses!

A catchy way to promote your blog is ineffective if it is causing your emails to end up trapped in people’s spam filters. I think I’m going to have to say goodbye to Feedburner’s Headline Animator. 😥

I hate it. But I hate my communication not getting through more.


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