I have not paid much attention to my email list since I discovered that some spammers had the idea of enrolling thousands of burner email addresses (with obviously gibberish names) on the list. (I doubt that they singled me out in particular, there is a lot of strange spam techniques that go on under the hood on the internet.) The tools that Feedspot gave to cull the fakes were too painful to use, so I gave up on managing the list.
Having an e-mail list is normally viewed as a valuable asset. However, I am selling books that are widely available in online bookstores. The need to worry about compliance with data privacy and anti-spam laws (which Canada has) outweighs whatever advantage the mailing list provides.
Please drop a comment if you see getting articles by email as being valuable.
Otherwise, I am rushing a consulting project, so no article until the weekend.