Maybe a little blog?
First off, congratulations to Erron A., this month's giveaway winner!
Unfortunately, the mailing list proved to be problematic and unreliable as a way of announcing site news and shop update announcements. This is ironic, because I wanted to use the list to circumvent the capricious behavior of social media algorithms. I suppose this is really not a new problem for little shops like mine, but as I cast about for other ideas of keeping people up to date with what's going on in the shop, I thought I might give a good old fashioned blog a go.
Obviously, this change is going to impact how I am doing giveaways. Rather than use the email list as a basis of entry, I am going to switch to that month's customers. So, if you have made a purchase in the current month, you'll be automatically entered in the giveaway for that month.
I'll likely send one last message out via the email list explaining these changes, and pointing people to the new blog. I'm sure I'll have to tinker with things, but let's see how this works out for the time being!