When sending my emails, I use a service called MailChimp. My mailing list has 7,000+ subscribers, so it does not work well to send email in the traditional way. MailChimp manages the users who subscribe and unsubscribe from my mailing list. It would be too much for me to manage all that without this service. Another important reason I use MailChimp is that they help keep my email messages from going to your SPAM filter. Sending 7,000 emails at one time can easily get you flagged as a spammer by email service providers. If you are not signed up or my mailing list, you can do so at philressler.com/mail-list.
There are a bunch of other great benefits to this service, but one feature I find fascinating is the statistics that MailChimp provides. I was recently looking around on MailChimp and came across the top locations where my email subscribers interact with my emails. These locations include:
- Detroit, MI
- Dallas, TX
- Houston, TX
- Denver, CO
- Monroe, LA
These are not exactly the places I would have guessed. I do know that I have a good number of readers from Texas. So those two cities did not surprise me. Detroit surprised me that it is my most popular location. I am not sure why Detroit.
Then there was Monroe, LA. It is unique in this list because it is not what I would consider a large Metropolitan City. I have never been to Monroe, but I don’t believe it is comparable in size to the other cities on the list.
None of these are places where I have lived in the past nor presently. I might have expected New Jersey or Illinois to be at the top of the list, but neither was to be found.
I have visited Detroit, Dallas, and Houston. But have never been to either Denver nor Monroe. I have visited Louisiana several times, but never Colorado. Colorado is one place I do hope to visit sometime.
What does this mean? If nothing else, I find it interesting. It tells me that you come from many places. Wherever you are, thank you for reading my blog. If you have a second, give a shout out in the comments below to share where you are from.