Going forward, I'm setting up an autoresponder for new subscribers. I'd like to do the above RSS emails the first 3 weeks, an offer the next week, and repeat until my offers are exhausted. However, Mailchimp is limited in its automation, at least without the $200/mo Pro option.
My options seem to be:
1. Send RSS broadcasts to all subs on Sundays, and the autoresponder offer email to new subs on one Tuesday a month with a followup on Thursday. This will lead to sending to new subs 2-3x in some weeks, which is a lot for my list.
2. Send RSS broadcasts 1x a week to existing subs and those who have completed the autoresponder sequence. New subs will not receive RSS emails at all and will receive an autoresponder sequence of 3 of my most popular blog posts, 1 offer, and repeated until I exhaust the offers. This is more controlled, but the disadvantage is new subs don't get my broadcasts with new posts until ~6 months later when they are done with the autoresponder.
What do you think? Any other possibilities?