This week I began the process of leaving AOL.
You see I’ve been paying money to AOL for a very long time. And my own email address as well as several at my paper have been connected to the “You’ve Got Mail” people.
But more than a year ago AOL began financing a website that competes with the Milton Times website. Not that they are making inroads in the Milton market. The good news is www.miltontimes.com is generating more unique visitors than ever.
I know why people use the AOL address – it’s easy to remember. I’m thinking I need to begin promoting the one with my name. It should only take about six months to make the transition.
I just have to print a batch of new business cards and run a few dozen ads in my own paper. Oh, yes and I’m planning to use a page in the Milton Phone Book to promote all the various emails and telephone extenstion at the Milton Times.