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NEW Newsletter FORMAT... PLEASE CHOOSE 1)full article + index or 2) topic title + teaser + read more link


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#1 WreckWench

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Posted 30 April 2018 - 08:36 AM

Hello SDer's! You get to help us make our monthly (usually monthly) newsletter more appealing to you. We have two ways we can format the newsletter The first is post an index or articles and post the entire article and let you skip over those you don't wish to read. The second is to just offer a title along with a teaser and a Read More... link and let you click thru if interested.

 

So let us know what you think below. We really want and need your feedback so we can produce a better and more informative newsletter for you that you will want to read and enjoy! :thankyou:

 

To show our appreciation for EVERYONE that replies to this topic with feedback and/or a vote...we will enter your name in a contest to win $75 that can be put towards a trip or merchandise that SD sells or our partners sell. Its really that simple but we REALLY want your feedback to help us produce a better newsletter. : :thankyou:

 

 

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The May Newsletter will be a combo format of each style so you can visually see each approach. Please let us know which you prefer. We have also included a sample below as well.

 

1) FULL ARTICLE FORMAT sample from the May Newsletter:

 

 

Member Spotlight...

Thank you for your ongoing support and don't forget to tell others about SingleDivers.com like this month's member spotlight did! A big shout out to Brett aka SeaWolf for telling Roger aka turtleguy9 about SingleDivers.com!  Please take a minute to welcome Roger to SingleDivers.com here as well as other new members! 

 

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And check out the *love* shared by Jaque aka Jaque on Facebook about SingleDivers.com!

 

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2) HEADLINE + TEASER + READ MORE LINK FORMAT sample from the May Newsletter:

 

 

 

Member Complied Bonus Feature ....HOW TO BEAT JET LAG!...it really works! 

 

Jet lag...when you travel one direction or another from your normal timezone and although the clock now says its bedtime your body hasn't caught up! Normally if its only a few hours we can more easily adapt but if traveling across the pond for an epic dive trips where you can be 12 or more hours off your normal body clock it is huge. So how do you beat it or better yet, prevent it?            read more....

HERE's our FULL 12 step program from our members on how to beat jet lag  compiled from our members and the US National Directory of Medicine

 

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Simply tell us which method you prefer or if you like both and think short articles should be done completely in the newsletter and longer ones hyperlinked to another page so the newsletter does not take up so much space.

 

You tell us...we are eager to know what you think!

 

 

VOTES FOR TITLE + TEASER + LINK

 

1. Sirena Cansone

2. Marcia aka LovesToDive

3. Kathy aka little mermaid

4. Butch aka Cajun Diver

5. Susan aka reqdew

6. Sharon aka Ocean Girl

 

VOTES FOR INDEX + ARTICLE

 

1.Tami aka ScubaStar

2. Sandra aka DiverSandra

 

VOTES FOR OTHER IDEAS

 

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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:59 PM

I like the short teaser plus read more.  Less scrolling and easier to skip to what I want to read more.  :-)


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 08:48 PM

I like the short teaser plus read more.  Less scrolling and easier to skip to what I want to read more.  :-)

 

Thank you! Did the index help this month?



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 09:34 PM

I'm the kind of person who skims or skips indexes.  I was really busy tonight with tons of e mails so this time was a skip. :blush:


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 06:01 AM

I'm the kind of person who skims or skips indexes.  I was really busy tonight with tons of e mails so this time was a skip. :blush:

 

The index was called THIS MONTH'S HIGHLIGHTS....it showed what the newsletter contained. It was the first topic after my personal Word from the Wench...did I miss the mark? Please take a second peak and let me know? I think its what you wanted or maybe you just start scrolling down until something catches your eye????

 

Don't forget to comment in the CONTENT topic also in the newsletter and this newsletter forum so that you can enter to win there as well telling us the content ideas you want to see. Thank you!



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 07:47 AM

I prefer     2) HEADLINE + TEASER + READ MORE LINK FORMAT sample from the May Newsletter:

 

I find it easier to read more about articles that I am interested in, which is usually all of them.


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 09:37 AM

I prefer     2) HEADLINE + TEASER + READ MORE LINK FORMAT sample from the May Newsletter:

 

I find it easier to read more about articles that I am interested in, which is usually all of them.

 

 

Thank you for your feedback. It really helps. Is the "highlights'/index  section useful or do you just scroll thru it all?



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 11:18 AM

#2 is my preference


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Posted 08 May 2018 - 12:17 PM

#2 is my preference

 

 

Thanks for the insight...

 

How about a combo of both? It seems hard to get enough of a teaser sometimes to get you click the link when many of our articles are actually really short. Just trying to better refine the input!



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Posted 08 May 2018 - 04:07 PM

2 is also my preference

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 07:41 AM

2 is also my preference

 

Thank you. Can you tell me if the combo was ok meaning just do the whole thing if a short article and link if longer or if all should be teaser + headline + link?  Tk you



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 07:43 AM

 Teaser, title and link!!! :D Will still probably read all when I have time.



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Posted 10 May 2018 - 11:47 AM

 Teaser, title and link!!! :D Will still probably read all when I have time.

 

 

Well its been unamimous so far... THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INPUT!!!



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:29 AM

Headline with a teaser and read more link works better on a mobile device which more people are using for email (I use both but with all the travel this year for work I'm doing it much more on the phone than a regular computer).  If the article is short then include it all - just have to figure out what "short" means :) but I would go with a paragraph or two if the paragraphs only have a few sentences.

 

I do like the highlights section too - quick and easy to see what I might want to read now vs later.


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Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:36 AM

Headline with a teaser and read more link works better on a mobile device which more people are using for email (I use both but with all the travel this year for work I'm doing it much more on the phone than a regular computer).  If the article is short then include it all - just have to figure out what "short" means :) but I would go with a paragraph or two if the paragraphs only have a few sentences.

 

I do like the highlights section too - quick and easy to see what I might want to read now vs later.

 

Thanks Butch...that all makes perfect sense!



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