Newsletter links were once lost but now they are found

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The March 16 Table Talk links did not work right - all better now! A consolation prize is included in this update.


Yikes! The links did not work in this week’s newsletter. The robot even sent out the March 16, 2023 Table Talk twice, which was obviously an attempt to right a wrong. If you got two copies, the second one likely showed “no new posts” since there were, indeed, no new posts within the span of minutes between when the first and second newsletters went out.

Both that double-send and the links not working right were a glitch that has been fixed – and I’m sorry about that. Such things are always possible but unlikely.

Want a consolation prize for your patience?

The overall open rate of Table Talk, the Living Table weekly newsletter, is around 90%. Do you have any idea what the typical open rate is for newsletters in 2023? It varies widely by industry or topic, but the data show an overall open rate average somewhere between 10% and 35%.

Most organizations would be thrilled to have a 35% open rate in 2023. Go ahead – ask around at your next board meeting elsewhere. Ask what the open rate is for their newsletter. It’s probably a lot lower than what you think.

So! Living Table’s average open rate of 90% is pretty awesome, as are you all.

About Erika Sanborne

Erika Sanborne was previously the website developer and administrator for Living Table. In addition to web development, she produces digital graphics, videos, animated explainers, and portraiture work. Her other hats include: long-time math and psychological science educator, ordained UCC clergy, disabled veteran who is for peace, disability justice advocate, population health and disability policy researcher, and sociology PhD candidate. (Read more on Erika's website)

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3 thoughts on “Newsletter links were once lost but now they are found”

  1. And I’m almost certain the what glitched the newsletter was daylight savings. Another reason to drop that whole business 😂…


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