When actually engineering and optimizing content for personalization, two major challenges arise: the Inventory problem and the Interpol problem.
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The stubbornly persistent data management / CRM / content calendar tool for web-based businesses: Airtable review
If you think you may start a directory one day, Airtable is a great place for all that info, as well as anything else you could store in a jacked-up spreadsheet.
8.5.21: Build trust with your web content + links.
Volument is one of the most promising non-Google web analytics tools on the market. Read The Content Technologist review.
ConvertKit is an excellent ESP for subscription-focused businesses growing a product offering alongside their mailing list.