Comment on Mailing List Pains – Is it Time for a Paid Solution? by Our Next Life.
I’ll just chime in and say: You don’t HAVE to build your email list. It completely depends on what your goals are, and whether the time you’re putting into the email question (or even into thinking about the question) nets out in the “worth it” column. We don’t focus on email list at all, which is definitely counter to the conventional wisdom, and the site still grows. Just offering that as a differing view to the conventional wisdom!
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I highly recommend going. On paper it might look like any other industry conference, but it’s not at all. It’s full of people you actually WANT to talk to, as opposed to work events when it’s all people you HAVE to talk to. If you have connections to Dallas, I’d say it’s a no brainer. But trust your gut, and if you’re not feeling excited about the possibility, listen to that. 🙂
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