by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
I guess I'm good at that kind of data collection because I still do it--only now I do it for the Cozy Chicks. (No paycheck involved, darn it.)
One of the jobs I handle for the Chicks is their mailing lists -- both snail mail and email. Holy cow, you wouldn't believe how often people move or change their email addresses and forget to tell us. It gets a little pricey when scores of emails bounce and when hundreds of postcards get returned as "return to sender" or "not deliverable as addressed."
My first step is to see if any of these people belongs to our Facebook Cozy Chicks Group. (Do you? If not, you're missing out on a lot of fun and great discussions with the Chicks and our readers! You can find us by clicking this link.)
But surely I could find these people on Facebook to ask them if they've moved, right?
Not exactly. Even if you think you have a unique name -- chances are there are at least 20-30 people with the exact same name. (Last time I looked, there were at least twenty Lorraine Bartletts.)
I've put together a list of names of people whose addresses have changed and we have no idea how to find you. After our next newsletter, I'll put together a list of people whose email addresses have bounced (or are deliverable).
So, are you, or someone you know, on the list? You can check it here.
(P.S. This is a private page and only available by the above link.)