This is the copy for a mailshot to the new Transition Network account holders who have moved from Transition Culture. The text is the same, but it does not include the personalised links.
I hope you are well and having a good day. My name is Ed, I am the web manager for Transition Network.
As you may remember ,Transition Culture is moving to Transition Network, and you opted to move as well in our recent survey – this email is about that.
We have set you up with a new account on the Transition Network system. Your new account is already subscribed to Rob’s blog and the Transition Network newsletter. So you will receive email alerts with links to Rob’s blog posts as he publishes them, and the monthly newsletter with his other content. You can change these at any time.
Hurray and welcome! I hope that you enjoy it. Please let me know if you have problems; they do happen and we learn from them. Technology is never perfect, particularly with a modest budget. I’m here to help.
All you need to do to get going is click on this link:
The link will take you to your ‘user account’ where you will set yourself a password. Feel free to add any other information about yourself or not as you chose. Please don’t change your username – we are big believers in real names. Then click submit at the bottom and it’s all done.
Please do this as soon as you can; the link lasts for one week only. If you click it later than one week from now, don’t panic, you are still registered, all you will need to do is request a new ‘onetimelogin’ link from the system.
The Transition Network system is bigger than the Transition Culture blog. It has news, blogs, stories direct from Transition initiatives, training events, videos, film listings, directories of initiatives, people and projects, the ‘Transition Ingredients’, infographic and more.
Compared to Transition Culture’s simplicity it may feel a bit like a space station at first. Please bear with it – and remember – there is still Rob’s blog which you will get automatic email updates for. You can ignore the rest.
Because of its size and attractiveness, grizzly spam monsters want to leave their grotty slime trails on the site to increase their ghastly google rankings, so we have to have more spam prevention than Transition Culture did. This means that we all need to login in order to comment – which is different for you and a new thing to have to do.
I suggest that you log in straight away, and tell the login screen to remember you.
So good luck, please click on the ‘onetime login’ link and have a gentle look around. Don’t panic, await Rob’s email alerts, and please bear with us while we help you and us adjust to a new way of doing things.
If you have problems, please get in touch with me; I’m here to help. NB I am going on holiday from Friday 28th June to Monday 8th July, so won’t be answering emails then.