So the next lesson in our series is something I seriously need to get started on so I will be reading along with everyone as Katie shares how to create a newsletter. I remember talking with Katie when she was first setting up her newsletter so I was super excited when she agreed to share with you all all that she learned in the process.
Hi everyone! I’m Katie and I blog over Made to be a Momma where you will find diy crafts, sewing tutorials, recipes, stories on motherhood and a few blogging tips! I am a wife and momma to two little boys. I am so excited to be here at Just Us Four! Shannah is a good friend of mine. We have talked numerous times throughout the past year and I had the great pleasure of actually getting to meet her in person last month at the yearly SNAP! conference!
I was a little hesitant to take over this part of Shannah how to series because I am certainly not a pro at techy behind the scene blog stuff. Give me some fabric and tell me to make something and I’ve got your back. Tell me to adjust my sidebar width and dip into html coding and I get a little nervous. 🙂 I figured some of you are like that too, so when I say that “if I can do this you can too” have confidence in yourself that you really can 🙂
There are many ways to set up and send newsletters. There are some plugins and then there are some websites. If you are on a self-hosted WordPress site there is actually a new plugin called MailPoet that I think I might play around with and try out: however, for now this newsletter tutorial will show you all the steps to get you up and running with Mail Chimp which is extremely popular and super easy to understand! Let’s start!