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Create If Writing is the show for writers and indie authors who want to build an online platform without being smarmy. Weekly shows cover topics like building your audience, growing an email list, using social media, and how to self publish your books to find success as an indie author.
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Oct 25, 2017

Single or double opt-in? Now you have a choice with MailChimp!

That sounds great...except that your existing forms will be affected. Here is what you need to know about the two kinds of opt-ins and how you should update your forms before October 31, 2017. 

For more: http://createifwriting.com/chimpdates

Also! My book, Creative Collaborations, is ready for pre-order! Get yours here: http://createifwriting.com/cc 

2 Comments
  • over two years ago
    Pamela Alexander
    I am Canadian and have an email list with MailChimp. Since July 2014 it has been a legal requirement in Canada to have double opt-in. MailChimp knew about this because I went back and forth with them over how to proceed. At the time they recommended double opt-in as the gold standard. Hard to understand the about-face.
  • over two years ago
    Lauricia Matuska
    Thank you so much for this, Kirsten. As you mentioned in the blog, I had no idea how significant this little matter can be. I found out today, as I binged on your podcast to catch up on episodes I have not yet listened to.

    I used the notes for the podcast to go into my MailChimp account and switch back to double opt-in, which worked beautifully. I mention this because of your comment that you were not sure what will happen after Oct. 31. Today is Nov. 5 and, following the link you provided in your show notes, I clicked twice and was informed double opt-in was restored. Many thanks!
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