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From: "E. Champion" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Missing LInks Newsletter Appeal!!!
Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 11:59:39 -0700 (PDT)
After you read this, I know, you will be asking yourself...."Do I NEED another newsletter??" You may NOT....but it's worth a look.
Julia Case, the editor and "sole" person who puts out the newsletter has appealed to ALL to share the following.
For those of you who have NOT read this newsletter, you are missing the opportunity to find some of your family. I just wanted to share it with you in hopes that this newsletter will not "bite the dust" as so many have in the past. It's on rootsweb so give it a look. You could subscribe and if you don't find it interesting, then you can "unsub" just as easily. It has information, links and humor. I love it. The "link" comes first and then the appeal. They come out once a week.
Your list buddy.......Evalyn Champion
To SUBSCRIBE (or UNSUBSCRIBE) from MISSING LINKS and SOMEBODY'S
LINKS, search the database, read online or download back issues,
and enjoy the illustrated versions of some articles previously
published in MISSING LINKS, go to http://www.petuniapress.com/
and click the appropriate link.
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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR.
Perhaps you noticed that after the 1 September 2001 change
from a mailing list of nearly a million at RootsWeb to a mailing
list elsewhere starting over from scratch, the circulation of
MISSING LINKS peaked 11 months ago at around 18,300, since when
it has lost ground, inching inexorably toward oblivion.
As there is no income from this effort, there are no funds
for advertising. Clearly word-of-mouth isn't working very well,
as the circulation has dwindled to about 17,000. Fewer readers
mean fewer articles, stories, letters, and small miracles.
The "staff" consists of one person, your editor. It is
frustrating to spend as much time and to work as hard to
continuously diminishing effect in these reduced circumstances
as I did with nearly a million readers and a salary.
I can't continue much longer as things are. Petunia Press
needs to attract more advertisers or devise another way to
generate income. Advertisers like lovely large numbers, which
Petunia Press cannot offer them. Of course, MISSING LINKS and
SOMEBODY'S LINKS will never be able to compete with the big
guys (RootsWeb, Ancestry, et al.), but five years ago or so,
before its move to RootsWeb, the circulation of MISSING LINKS
was 25,000+. A return to the status quo ante RootsWeb would be
a long stride forward and might make enough of a difference.
Every week I implore you to tell your friends about MISSING
LINKS and its offspring SOMEBODY'S LINKS, and how to find them
at Petunia Press http://www.petuniapress.com/. While I have not
drawn a line in the sand, the end of this year is a target date
for reassessment and decision-making that is rattling around in
the back of my mind. So, there you have it. If you would like
for MISSING LINKS and SOMEBODY'S LINKS to continue, please do
what you can to help spread the word. Thanks.
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