No, I haven’t started building my (new) mailing list yet. Remember Al’s post? It had a lot of good information in it and so does this one, and I’m at the “working on what my giveaway should be” phase. But meanwhile, add to your list of good ideas via the post from Nosegraze.
I especially like where she compares blog sites and features, and goes into MailChimp- pretty extensively.
So as you are working through your to-do list, read this and check out the many good suggestions!