But why so displeased, Zoey? Well, here's the low-down ... The ZH (that's Zoolatry Human, my hu-mom Ann for those new to us) first started posting to Zoolatry in summer, 2007. She also started doing photoart images for our bloggers friends about the same time. So ~ as you can surmise, she has built up a fairly big email list of our blog friends over all those years, it numbers somewhere over 350 of you now.
Once in awhile, she'd send out a mass-email (or we call it an email-blast) to let friends know about something on Zoolatry, or maybe on the Cat Blogosphere, or to share news of friends in need, and friends loved and lost who have crossed the Rainbow Bridge.
Then a time came when we were asked to share some news by another blogger, and we gladly did so. Now it seems that a lot of friends contact us asking us to "spread the word" about news and special events and contests and more! And we are pleased to do so! (BTW: we always send blind copies as we do not believe it is right to share email addresses without permission.)
But yesterday! Well ...we got ZOOGLED!
It's just preposterous. We think google head-butted us ... I'm gonna say they "ZOOGLED" us! We wanted to let you know about the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop, so we did an email-blast ... and what happened? Google shut down our email! ZOOGLED! They said "you've sent out too many emails" (huh?) and exceeded your quota (huh?) and you can't email for at least 24-hours (huh?).
So . . . what now? The ZH says she's been told to set up these time-consuming and cumbersome "groups", which means inviting each of you to be part of it, on an individual basis, one by one ... waiting to hear back, then adding you to the group. Unless someone out there knows a better way to manage a large email list (and if you do, please let us know!)
What we prefer to do is to "ask" ... if you want to be on our email-list to get news and information about the pet blogging world ... please email us and let us know. In a week or two, we'll clean up the list, and delete those we don't hear from. The "ZOOGLING" message claimed (huh?) most of what we send out is spam anyway and goes right into all your spam-buckets (huh?).
So ... help Zoey so she can stop "gnashing her toof" and help the ZH by emailing us your preference ... and thanks so much. Oh, and if anyone wonders where Maggy stands on this issue ~ well, she's not standing, as usual she's curled up and napping through it all. Paws up! Just write to zoolatry at gmail dot com.
PS: lots of Zoey's "words" fit well with VBP this week ... click here for de-tales