The biggest problem with being a smart, clever, DIY person: I do it all myself.

I had a newsletter subscription with MailChimp and it seemed to be working fine, but then I had to change providers because they changed their subscription plan. And it’s been a month of problems now.

I am so sorry!

Thank you for sticking with me!


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I wish this hadn’t occurred during my 3rd Designaversary, but here we are.

If you’re wondering (or maybe you have advice for me!), I now have a new website host (migrated from to – my website still uses the language and looks the same, so that shouldn’t affect anyone but me) and I now have a professional email address!

I connected my professional email to the wordpress smtp and supposedly that will allow me to send newsletters from the free “newsletter” plug in on my website. I tried a few things these last few weeks and I’m not 100% confident about this setup but it seems to be working for now.

Spoke too soon

As of April 17, 2023 – the plug in isn’t working correctly, so I’ve decided to go with Beehiiv

And I have learned SO MUCH! I really didn’t want to learn all of this lol but if I do decide to switch newsletter platforms again I think it will be much smoother because we won’t also be dealing with new email hosts and new website hosts all at the same time.

Oh, and I moved my domain name host in there. Yup, just did everything all at once – thus, the chaos!


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