In an attempt to increase the functionality and referral amounts of myScoop, and to create somewhat of a community for bloggers to increase interactivity amongst different blogs, I have just finished coding and installing a new module for myScoop that sends users a notification email on new articles from the blogs that they have followed on myScoop.
Previously, there was no use for the “follow” function, but after much thought and consideration I have decided to implement this module. You will, of course have the ability to “opt out” of receiving future emails of this nature and I fully understand that some of you do not appreciate these emails, but in the hopes of creating a more intertwined blogging community, I feel this can be really helpful.
The email you’ll be receiving will look similar to this:
Obviously this will change depending on how many blogs you are following. As you can see, it is grouped per blog, then the articles are sorted by date, from newest to oldest. A maximum of 5 articles are shown per blog. Hovering over the article will bring up the article’s excerpt and clicking on the article will direct you through the myScoop shortened URI which will help in recording statistics, and also give your article the chance to make it to the “popular article” list on the home page of myScoop.
What I am stuck on, and what I need YOUR help on, is how frequently should this report be run? Definitely not daily as this could create a lot of irritation and spam, but I was thinking more along the lines of every 3 days. Your input on this is important so please feel free to leave a comment below with your thoughts.