Ouch. That's kind of the reaction I received to my post last week about the pop-up subscriber box I added to my blog. I was pretty much blasted by a lot of you and I guess I was a bit surprised.
I hate pop-ups too. But the ones I don't like are the ones that are everywhere on a website or blog. Those are obnoxious and I mentioned that in my blog post. What surprised me though was that you also all hate even one pop up that asks you to subscribe to a blog. Somehow I thought that wasn't offensive. I don't mind them on blogs I visit. Apparently I am in the minority about that one.
I should mention that there was one other issue with my blog post. I included a photo that was a screen shot of my blog with my new pop-up. Unfortunately a lot of you thought that was an actual pop-up and not a photo. So I heard from quite a few of you that the pop-up box wouldn't close and some of you were really irritated. Sorry about that but it was only a photo. Not the real deal. I promise.
I asked you all what you thought and it wasn't positive. So guess what? I got rid of it. (At least I thknk I did! If you get a popup on my blog, please let me know.) So yes, there is no longer a box that pops-up asking you to subscribe to my blog. It's gone. That counts for something. I think.
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