Please Unsubscribe from my Email List

get outta here, jive turkeys

These turkeys unsubscribed and so can you

Today I sent out an email requesting everyone unsubscribe from my email list. Not because I don’t want people to be on the mailing list. I asked everybody to unsubscribe because I merged three lists that were similar into one big list that is now directly associated with

Many people did not sign up through, although the sites they signed up through are extremely similar. This new site will be a combination of two different sites that I was running before. (Some people even signed up through my Google+ profile, which apparently people actually do.) I moved some content over from one of them, and will be starting fresh with another. It turns out that I’ve decided to break all “the rules.” Including sending out an email requesting people unsubscribe.

So I asked everyone to unsubscribe to try to ensure that I wasn’t going to offend anybody with the first email. The full text follows:

Hey there,

You’re receiving this email because you were on one of many disjointed email lists that I have put together. You may have signed up on one of two websites or my Google+ profile. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you should click the unsubscribe button below.

You may also want to click the unsubscribe button below if you are totally offended by this email. You can also go ahead and send me a hateful response. I would honestly recommend it.

If you know who I am and you are happy to receive this email, please just disregard it.

Okay, don’t disregard it.

Keep in mind, though, that I will probably be asking you a favor at some point in the near future.

Reminder: the unsubscribe link is below.

Robert Misner

P.S. — this list is now technically the email list for which is a thing that I am doing. I am merging most of my random disjointed things into one neat little place. It will be neato-superooni.

P.P.S. — unsubscribe below

The goal here is to end up with a higher quality email list. Who wants to have subscribers that don’t want to be subscribers, anyways?

So if you received this email and you did not decide to send me a hateful response, then thank you. If you did not receive this email then you should have been on one of those lists. The heck is wrong with you?

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