Guess What I Just Did?????

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I just unsubscribed from ever dadgum newsletter I was receivin except for one and I ain't tellin which one that was! I am shore I forgot a few but I will remove myself from them when I get them. Why?

First off, let me put up a dadburn disclaimer before I go and say somethin...

Regardin the followin comments, ole Thad ain't thinkin of nobody in particular and his comments ain't directed at nobody and he ain't criticizin no folks whatsoever and he loves each and ever one of you better than black-eyed peas on New Years and so don't any of you folks be gettin your drawers all wadded up over what ole Thad has to say!

Now then, why did I cut loose of all them newsletters? Well, it was for several reasons...

1. They was distractin! In 2012, I am gonna focus more on the Holler and less on the all the noise!

2. 99.9% of them emails I got was just selling me somethin. Now I shore don't mind folks sellin me thangs but that's all most of them did. There tweren't no valuable content; just sell, sell, sell! Down here in the Holler, we folks believe in givin to other folks and not just takin!

3. Most of them newsletter folks was just plain sneaky! The would put the unsubscribe button wayyyyyyyyyyyy down at the bottom of the page where you had to scroll for 15 minutes to find it. Some of them made that there button of a color what blended in with the background so you couldn't find the dadgum thang. Some of them folks put misleadin subject lines on them emails just to get you to look. Heck, some folks didn't even put a unsubscribe button on the dadburn thing at all!!! Now a lot of you readin this will say, "Well Thad, ain't nothin wrong with all that cause that there is just marketin!" Nosir, that there is just plain sneaky! Now, I ain't gonna get in no argument with you about it cause I am just gonna cut you loose from my life!

4. It was plain as the nose on my face that most of those newsletter folks didn't care one whit for me and all they cared about was my money! Well folks, that there money is in my pocket and you have to deal with ME to get to it! I don't deal with no pickpocket marketers!

5. Mr. & Ms. Newsletter Owner... I don't give one butt scratchin hoot who you is friends with. If your old buddy Mr. Big Marketin Gooroo has a secret special deal just for you, you should just jump all over that and leave ole Thad alone! I shore ain't impressed with names nor name-droppin!

Now, I figure I done generated more piss than a toilet during the happy hour at Maude Tilly's bar but that is just the way the bomiska flops! The folks that is gonna complain and get this here rant locked is the ones what is doin all that stuff in the first place!


Now then, on a positive note, let me tell you what I vow to do durin the comin new year...

I vow to give quality content in everythang I do.

I vow to think of each of you folks as a person and not just a money bag. I will treat each one of you just as I would want to be treated.

I vow to have a relationship with each of you folks (that is, of a non-sexual nature) and make each an ever one of you my friend! Down here in the Holler, we don't mess over our friends!

I vow that ever dadgum thang I do will be done with integrity and honesty.

See, the money ain't what is important here (and that ain't because I already make a three figure income each and every dadgum month). Ole Thad cares about people and not just people in general... I care about each and ever one of YOU! Just thank of me as your great-great-granpappy! I wan't what is best for you and that is why I am sayin the thangs I am sayin (now don't go thankin that just because we is blood that you will be gettin anythang from me for your birthday. This here is more of a long distance relationship)!

2012 is gonna be the year of the hillbilly and ole Thad is gonna step up to the trough. Just remember that if you waller in the hog pen long enough people will begin to associate you with the rest of the pigs! In the marketin world, it's all about brandin!!!

Ya'll take care!
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  • Profile picture of the author DianaHeuser
    Wise words Thad. Did pretty much the same thing last week.

    A very Happy New Year to you.

    Not too much of that moonshine now you hear

    Di
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  • Profile picture of the author jpsilver
    I hear you loud and clear there are just too many distractions around that stop you from getting what you need to do done.

    One thing I do, which has helped me alot is that I check my emails last thing in the evening and not first thing in the morning.

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  • Profile picture of the author James Jewett
    I agree with you big time Thad

    It does get aggravating when you receive 4 or 5 emails a week from the same marketer trying to sell you something, when you signed up for their NEWSLETTER.

    Come to think of it I have a couple in my inbox right now that are going to go
    bye bye.



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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    The lesson from ol' Thad is simply:

    Give real value; receive great rewards.

    If'n you forget one, you might as well forget both...
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  • Profile picture of the author Flyinghigh
    You had me laughing! I like the way you speak as a hillbilly. Makes reading your posts more fun! Keep up the good work!

    FlyingHigh
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    • Profile picture of the author Johnny Wester
      A wise choise indeed my friend, I have done the same and it have helped me a lot recantly. Happy 2012 to you and everyone else.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    Agreed! Here is a a quick tip for those times when you are tempted to subscribe to a newsletter: first, sign up to an email forwarding service such as gishpuppy.com (i am not affiliated in any way but i use their service). When u subscribe to a newsletter, give them your gishpuppy email address, which then gets forwarded to your real email address. This way marketers don't have your actual address, and when you get tired of the newsletters, just go delete your gishpuppy email and boom, all the newsletters will never reach you again.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyrone71
    Just went through this myself. Weird how the new year is prompting a "spring cleaning" by a lot of people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eddie Titan
    Thad,

    You did yourself a big favor. Most email newsletters in IM are a big waste of time.

    Good luck to you in 2012.
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    • Profile picture of the author nellterry
      Lol... You inspired me to go do this right now on both of my email accounts before midnight comes around.

      Btw I'm in Alabama and your posts remind me of home!
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  • Profile picture of the author HairyPoppins
    I was just about to do this. Some people send one sometimes 2 emails a day. It gets to be too much after awhile.
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    • Profile picture of the author HuntingForWords
      I was hoping that it was just me who got those so called newsletters every day. I love the ones which go... 'I don't normally do this... but there's this product...' and I have to yell at the screen, 'well, what about yesterday? And last week? And... ' Thanks for giving me some hope.
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  • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
    Great post Thad! Let me wish you all the best for 2012 or whatever year it is out there in Stumpwoody Holler.

    You've really inspired me too, in fact maybe a bit too much. Not only am I going to unsubscribe from all my email lists, I'm also going to cancel my phone and electricity, stop my mail, tear up my drivers license, close my bank account and renounce my citizenship.

    Of course I'll still subscribe to your newsletter, just not quite sure how I'll receive it now?

    Happy Holidays!

    Bill
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  • Well now hold your horses for just a sec! I shore was not saying to just unsubscribe from every dadgum thang! As I said, I didn't unsubscribe from one of my favorites. Actually, there are two that I am still readin and that is because they have more quality than Kevin Riley has mankini's!

    I am shore that each and every one of you folks already KNOW what one of them newsletters is so I ain't afeered to mention it. It belongs to the man of a million words, the Great Gabsy, the man who put the fan in fantastic, the #1 person that the women folks in the Warrior Forum want to swap tabacky juice with, the "Zen Redneck" himself, Mr. Paul Myers! Now you want to talk about somebody what looks real good nekkid... I shore do but that ain't got nothin to do with Paul.

    See, that there Mr. Myers is what any ascribing, young newsletter starterupper ought to pattern themselves after! He runs a newsletter that is slicker'n snot and packed with more useable information than you could shake a stick at! He's been in business a heck of a lot longer than most of Kim Kardashian's marriages and he can write better'n that old famous writer of sonnets, Brittany Shakespears.

    So if you want to see how them newsletters is supposed to be done then you should be constipatin Mr. Paul Myers because he is one of the ones I kept!
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    • You've really inspired me too, in fact maybe a bit too much. Not only am I going to unsubscribe from all my email lists, I'm also going to cancel my phone and electricity, stop my mail, tear up my drivers license, close my bank account and renounce my citizenship.
      DANG SON... you got all that? Shewt, you must have been doin somethin illegal for the last few years!

      If you are going to "stop my mail" does that mean you are gonna have one a them sex exchange operations??? Dang, I just don't think goin to the pottie would be the same if I didn't have somethin to hang onto but to each his own I always say!
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      • Profile picture of the author mywebwork
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        If you are going to "stop my mail" does that mean you are gonna have one a them sex exchange operations???
        You bet, it's a New Year and time for a big change! I'm going to do that as soon as I figure out which sex to exchange it for.

        And I agree 1000% about Paul's newsletter, in fact I'm going to subscribe again so I can read it twice as often.

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  • Profile picture of the author MP80
    Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

    I vow to have a relationship with each of you folks (that is, of a non-sexual nature)
    Phew.. I'm just glad that I am not gunna have to do anything that makes me uncomfortable! :p

    Happy New Year - sounds like it's already shaping up to be a good one
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    • Originally Posted by MP80 View Post

      Phew.. I'm just glad that I am not gunna have to do anything that makes me uncomfortable! :p

      Happy New Year - sounds like it's already shaping up to be a good one
      Shore nuff... this here new year will be just what you make of it!

      I suggest that any of you folks who is strugglin make the decision to focus and stick with somethin. Ever single one of you CAN make a good livin online if you can just overcome one dadburn thang... yourself. It's just that simple!
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      • Profile picture of the author Lee Murray
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        I suggest that any of you folks who is strugglin make the decision to focus and stick with somethin. Ever single one of you CAN make a good livin online if you can just overcome one dadburn thang... yourself. It's just that simple!
        I've been wanting to focus on just ONE resolution this year. By gum, I think this is the one. Thanks Thad.

        By the way, Mr. Meyers just got himself a new subscriber. Thanks for the tip.
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        • Profile picture of the author igorGriffiths
          Thanks Thad now where did I put that hatchet, I'm off to do a little cullin' o' me own and if they won't go quietly then be spam tagged you devils.
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  • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
    Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

    I just unsubscribed from ever dadgum newsletter I was receivin except for one and I ain't tellin which one that was! I am shore I forgot a few but I will remove myself from them when I get them. Why?

    First off, let me put up a dadburn disclaimer before I go and say somethin...

    Regardin the followin comments, ole Thad ain't thinkin of nobody in particular and his comments ain't directed at nobody and he ain't criticizin no folks whatsoever and he loves each and ever one of you better than black-eyed peas on New Years and so don't any of you folks be gettin your drawers all wadded up over what ole Thad has to say!

    Now then, why did I cut loose of all them newsletters? Well, it was for several reasons...


    3. Most of them newsletter folks was just plain sneaky! The would put the unsubscribe button wayyyyyyyyyyyy down at the bottom of the page where you had to scroll for 15 minutes to find it. Some of them made that there button of a color what blended in with the background so you couldn't find the dadgum thang. Some of them folks put misleadin subject lines on them emails just to get you to look. Heck, some folks didn't even put a unsubscribe button on the dadburn thing at all!!! Now a lot of you readin this will say, "Well Thad, ain't nothin wrong with all that cause that there is just marketin!" Nosir, that there is just plain sneaky! Now, I ain't gonna get in no argument with you about it cause I am just gonna cut you loose from my life!
    You surely got sum good words of wisdom Thad. And I enjoyed reading your good thots.

    But what does ya do when you take 15 minutes to scrolls to the bottom of the newsletter and there ain't no unsubscribe button anywheres???

    And when you look more at it, it says that they do not respond to emails at thar address so ya can't just hit reply unsubscribe.

    Shor does seem like they are in violation of some canned spam act but do ya take time to figure out how to report em all?
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    I don’t bother looking for the ‘unsubscribe link’ because many times it’s a fake link that simply leads you to a page where you have no chance to unsubscribe.

    I simply send all unwanted messages to the spam folder.



    Happy 2012!





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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I will subscribe to alot of newsletter and I can not beleive how many so called marketers now email 1 or 2 or more times a day just selling something. Some do not even give at all. Some give some report.
    Most of them now are not even trying to make a repore with there subscribers. This is good in a way for the real marketers but does flood the market and turn people off.
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  • Profile picture of the author JayDoh
    Thad, you are my new hillbilly hero! Funny but right, I have been meaning to thin out my email box for a while but it seemed like a massive task.........

    ......but if ole Thad can do it - so can I
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  • Profile picture of the author 23profit
    Thad that is awesome Man happy New Year to you and your family
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  • Profile picture of the author theemperor
    Yeah having 1000 on your list is no good if it's a list of people sending YOU email
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    • Let me give you folks some mighty fine words of hillbilly wisdom...

      If you want to be successful you listen to the people that have experience NOT the people who have an opinion!

      By that there I mean you follow the folks who ARE successful NOT the folks who give their OPINION on how to be successful. How do you know who they are? Well, that there is where it gets a might difficult!

      I know LOTS of folks in the IM world and I will tell you right now that a bunch of folks you think are rollin in the clover is really covered in sheep dip! In other words, their methods just stink!

      Ole Thad wants you to start the new year off right so I am gonna TELL you who has the experience and the material that will make you successful. Now these folks ain't the only folks who can make you successful but they are ones that ole Thad KNOWS has materials that WORK!!!

      Disclaimin: I am NOT tellin you this because these folks is my friends nor am I tellin you this because I ole Thad is gonna get somethin out of it. I AM tellin you this because I done promised you that I was gonna deal with you with integrity and I KNOW these products work. I am also NOT goin to give you links cause that would be sorta spammy. I will tell you their names and you have to do your own research.

      First there is Paul Myers! I have went and purchased a few things from Mr. Myers and he has some good stuff that WILL help you become successful. The man is just that good!

      Second is Andrew MacLeod. I don't know this here fellar but I bought one of his products and it flat out works!

      Third would be anythin EVER written by Allen Says. I am pretty darn shore that that man CREATED interneet Marketeering!

      Fourth would be this here warrior forum and especialty the War Room. Now you gots to be careful who you listen to but this here is a gold mine. You just gots to figure out what is pyrite and what is really gold!

      Now, ole Thad could take any one of them resources and go make money. You folks could too if you could grab ONE, focus on it and stick to it! They all has Ole Thad's Seal of Approval in that if you go pickin any of those folks boogers you will be keepin them and not flickin them off!

      Folks I ain't gettin a dadgum thang from tellin you all this! I just want each and ever one of you to be successful in 2012. I want you to quit dabblin and start to gettin serious about becomin successful this year.

      Who should you listen to and foller in the WF? There are always posts that ask, "Who do you follow in the dadburn WF?" and the people whose names keep appearin on that are probably ones you would want to be followin. Do a search for them and you will find a bunch of them. It ain't that hard to figger out who is the head hogs at the trough around here cause they are like dookie... you will see them surrounded by a bunch of flies! Just like flies, you will see those folks names mentioned over and over again!

      It ain't hard to find stuff that works. Folks, your greatest obstacle to overcome is yourself!
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  • Profile picture of the author Don Schenk
    Dear Mr T.T. Hogg,

    Thank you for this wonderful post. I suspect it will be deleted because "he" doesn't like to be called Mr. unless you either send him a beer or some Skyline brand chili. Only then can you sometimes get away with calling him Mr.

    Hopefully it won't be sent to oblivion, because it really should be a sticky, eventhough it ain't ritten in Inglish.

    :-Don
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    • Profile picture of the author livo
      Started doing exactly the same thing!

      I have been getting around 60 emails a week,mostly from newsletter i subscribed to.

      But they started giving me information overload.

      Starting the New Year with a fresh mind!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Connell
    Did exactly the same thing last week.

    But you have just messed up my New Years resolution - I had to sign up for the Stumpwoody Holler offerings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Iriss
    The first thought that came to mind: "Wet your pants?"
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    • Originally Posted by Iriss View Post

      The first thought that came to mind: "Wet your pants?"
      Now I didn't ask what I done yesterday! I mean't what I done today!
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      • Profile picture of the author Iriss
        Originally Posted by Thaddaeus T. Hogg View Post

        Now I didn't ask what I done yesterday! I mean't what I done today!
        Lol.

        Btw: Thanks for all the insights. Gnome man.
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        • Originally Posted by Iriss View Post

          Lol.

          Btw: Thanks for all the insights. Gnome man.
          Gnome man??? I ain't never been to Alaskie in my whole dadburn life!
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          • You surely got sum good words of wisdom Thad. And I enjoyed reading your good thots.
            Are you flirtin with me?
            But what does ya do when you take 15 minutes to scrolls to the bottom of the newsletter and there ain't no unsubscribe button anywheres???
            Then I go look at the domain where they sent me the email from and I send them a subtle message that I don't won't no more of there stuff.
            And when you look more at it, it says that they do not respond to emails at thar address so ya can't just hit reply unsubscribe.
            Well, as I said up above, I go to their site and, ummm... convince... them that they don't want to be communicatin with ole Thad!
            Shor does seem like they are in violation of some canned spam act but do ya take time to figure out how to report em all?
            I just don't even care whether they like canned spam or not. Quit frankly, it ain't one of my favorite foods either!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Love it! I've been noticing that I'm spending about 10 minutes a day hitting the Delete button. Time to cut those pointless subscriptions that I don't even read loose!
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  • Profile picture of the author anshuldayal
    On the flipside, I do get a fair few useful WSO offers from various high quality WSO owners I have subscribed to which otherwise I wouldn't be able to get to as I simply don't have enough time to go through all the good ones.

    So not all email subscriptions are bad IMHO
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    • Originally Posted by anshuldayal View Post

      On the flipside, I do get a fair few useful WSO offers from various high quality WSO owners I have subscribed to which otherwise I wouldn't be able to get to as I simply don't have enough time to go through all the good ones.

      So not all email subscriptions are bad IMHO
      That's good! That's good! The biggest dadgum question I have is this... are you actually puttin those WSO's to use or is you just buying them up cause you think they will become collector's items??? Be truthful now!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Amazing...just went to unsubscribe from something I've never heard of that came in...it tells me I'm signed up for 8 (EIGHT!!) different things that I haven't seen before. I click to unsubscribe from all of them, and guess what.

    404/Page not found.

    There is going to be a little activity about this in the very near future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tessa Holmes
    My favorite messages from Internet marketers are those that trying to trick you into clicking on their links, while sending completely misleading emails. Let me check my email address that I allocated for Spam-like messages only.... 1) "Please confirm your download" (I did not request any downloads this time from this Marketer and all that is offered in this email - another affiliate link). 2) "You received commissions" (All that I found in this email is message "If you buy this product, you will get big commissions in the first week. Click this link!" And so on....
    Needless to say, those kind of marketers are going to spam folder pretty soon and getting blocked by filters in the future. Guys, please, offer some value in your emails if you hope you get my attention.
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  • Profile picture of the author AppsFromHome
    It's a double edged sword.

    I've received some GREAT bonuses from Marketers before...and I am not a serial WSO or product buyer...but sometimes it really is a value.

    However, I've been bombarded with offers and some I never signed up for in the first place. All of the sudden, my phone is going off day and night with e-mail notifications.

    But skimming the e-mails is a course in and of itself on copywriting...what to do and what NOT to do with your own list.
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