New Scheduling Options For Your Blog’s Newsletter

A lot of you have asked about this one, so I’m really excited to show it off!

Many bloggers send email newsletters to their subscribers to keep them up-to-date on the latest posts.

While bloggers have embraced AWeber to send a blog newsletter, they’ve pointed out a couple of things they’d like to see us add to make our Blog Broadcast tool even more powerful.

Today, I’m happy to announce that we’ve answered by far the most popular feature request for this tool: advanced scheduling features.

Let me show you how it works with a short video.

Scheduling Your Blog’s Email Newsletter: What You Can Do

Used to be, you chose how many posts you wanted to appear in each email, and whenever there were that many new posts, we sent your newsletter.

Some of you said you’d rather send once per day, or per week, regardless of however many new posts you’d made. Others said you wanted to send at a certain time of day, regardless of what time you were posting new content.

Makes sense to us.

You can now:

Schedule which day/s of the week — or which dates of the month — you want to send your email newsletter
Choose what time of day you want your blog readers to get your email
Want to send on Tuesdays and Fridays? Or on the 15th and 31st of the month? No problem! You can choose up to 4 frequencies per blog.

With these new scheduling options, you can tailor your blog’s email newsletter to reach your subscribers as frequently as you want.

See The New Scheduling Options In Action

In this short video, I show you how to easily customize when you send your blog’s newsletter:

Pretty cool, no?

This is just one of a number of enhancements we’ll be making to the Blog Broadcast tool. Stay tuned…

Learn More in Our Knowledge Base

What Are Blog Broadcasts?

How To Schedule Your Blog’s Email Newsletter

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18 Comments

  1. The scheduling features are nice. Does your blog feed need to be set up and configured for each individual list or can it be set up in one spot and then be utilized on all or even better, select lists?

    1/17/2008 10:48 am
  2. Hi Ryan,

    By default, your blog broadcasts will only be sent to subscribers in one list (the list where you set it up).

    However, you can use our "include/exclude lists" feature to select additional lists that you want individual broadcasts to go to (to do this, you’ll need to choose to not send your blog broadcasts automatically – that way you can check off the lists you want an individual message to go to prior to sending it).

    1/17/2008 11:08 am | Follow me on Twitter
  3. Ah ok thank you. That’s a good tip.

    1/17/2008 11:36 am
  4. The blog broadcast is just about one of the most powerful features at Aweber. We use it to broadcast, and we send it to the RSS feed in our affiliate toolbar.

    Our affiliates can then see the content by visiting the ProfitMart blog, or by seeing it in their in basket from Aweber ( we send it every 3 new articles, so about once each day or so), and they also see it presented as an updating feed in the RSS toolbar feature.

    This helps to ensure that all affiliate get the info they need, and with Aweber it is presented professionally.

    I look forward to trying the new brodcast date/time controls, and am off to try that now.

    Keep up the great work guys!

    1/17/2008 8:21 pm
  5. Brian

    I’m curious, can this blog podcast be incorporated into a forum like vbulletin?

    Say for a specific forum, that has an RSS feed attached to it? It would be could if you could set it up similar to the blog feed? Essentially using the specific forum for announcements?

    1/18/2008 12:10 am
  6. The video failed to load. I reloaded the site and refreshed the page. I am using Mozilla — I’ll try IE 7.0 and see what happens.

    1/18/2008 3:06 am
  7. Brian,

    I’m not familiar with vbulletin specifically, but if your announcements are published to an RSS feed, you could set up a Blog Broadcast for that feed and offer your forum members the ability to subscribe to those updates through a web form.

    Thomas,

    I’m viewing the video in Firefox just fine — you may want to make sure you’re running the latest version of Flash Player.

    1/21/2008 11:25 am | Follow me on Twitter
  8. Thank you for listening!

    Next on my wishlist, the ability to send blog broadcasts to particular lead lists (similar to the lead list option in email broadcasts)

    1/22/2008 6:48 pm
  9. This feature would be nice for regular email campaigns too where you can decide on what month, day, time to send out an email. I love this feature though!

    1/29/2008 3:00 pm
  10. As one of the people who asked for this :) I really appreciate this feature.

    Wonderful. Right on.

    1/31/2008 3:35 pm
  11. I’ve been using the blog broadcast feature as a substitue for services like FeedBurner and now have over 11,000 people in that particular list, and this update certainly makes it a whole lot better.

    2/1/2008 12:56 pm
  12. Mark

    Hi there,

    I’d love to one extra feature added.

    The ability to broadcast to multiple lists – Automtically.

    Basically it would be the same setup you have now for automatic sending + add the ability to include / exclude lists.

    I have a couple of lists that are related to one blog therefore I want to send the blog broadcast to all 4 lists – now some people appear in more than one of those lists – I don’t want them to receive the broadcast twice.

    With awebers intelligent way of sending only one email to each person – this would solve that issue and allow us to send our blog broadcast to multiple lists without doubling up.

    Possible or not?

    9/10/2009 1:41 am
  13. Aweber does it again. Great for broadcasting newsletters.

    8/3/2010 4:44 am

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