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Debbie Burke

Not for me. I find pop-ups intrusive interruptions when I’m reading content. Especially annoying are pop-ups on sites where I already subscribe, like Jane’s. Is there a setting that recognizes current subscribers so the pop-up doesn’t keep bugging them? (hint, hint).

Jane Friedman

Hi Debbie – Unfortunately, there’s no way to know if a site visitor is also an email subscriber; it would have to know your precise identity, and I’m not the CIA. 😉 The good news is that my site pop-up is set to only show once ever to a site visitor (and only to non-mobile users), and also only upon exit so that it doesn’t interfere with reading. If you’re seeing the pop-up repeatedly day after day, the only explanation I have is that you’re traveling to many places or using lots of different browsers or computers! 🙂

Debbie Burke

Hi Jane, Thanks for your response. I probably should have directed my question to the NSA 🙂
FYI, the pop-up appears early on when I’m in the middle of reading the first article in the weekly digest. It does not pop up upon exit (which would be preferable). I use Explorer, only on my laptop (not mobile device), and when I read your digest, I stay there (except to click on links within an article).
The good news is, your content is valuable enough that I’ll put up with the annoyance of pop-ups.
Thanks for a great blog!

Judy Pearson

Some of the advice was totally lost on me because I don’t know how to create a smart bar, a feature box, embedded forms or a twitter card. It’s difficult to be a writer and a techie as well, especially for someone like me who is over 60. Nevertheless, I did get a couple of good ideas from this article. BTW, for people interested in weight loss, my site has a great freebie in sign-up sidebar!

Jane Friedman

Hi Judy – Those features can be added by using some of the tools that Kirsten mentions. MailMunch is a great one (works with any type of site), and if you’re a WordPress user, then there are countless plugins that can do the job for you, no coding required.

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