We Want Our Blog Notifications by Email
Recent discussions have brought many of us to assert our preference of receiving new blog post notifications by email.
We know there are several RSS tools that can collect multiple blog posts for us in one spot, but we still prefer a good old fashioned email notification. Since many of us DO prefer email notifications, I thought you could use a tutorial on How to Create a Subscribe Via Email Widget for Your Blog.
How to Make Your Blog Send Email Notifications of New Blog Posts
I actually wrote this tutorial a while back for a friend who wanted to offer email notifications of new blog posts on her Blogger/Blogspot blog.
The tutorial is written to use the FREE service from Feedburner primarily for Blogger blogs, but the general steps are about the same for TypePad and even in html code that can easily be pasted on your web site or WordPress blog in a widget.
More robust tools for managing your email list are certainly available through AWeber, MailChimp, and others, but this basic free service from Feedburner can get you started with automatic email notifications quickly…until you’re ready for more powerful tools.
The Tutorial – How to Create a Subscribe Via Email Link Widget for Your Blog is actually on Infobarrel. (I wrote it long before I started a lot of blogging, so it was a logical place to publish it at the time.)
It walks you through all the steps:
- Creating a Feedburner account
- Burning a feed of your blog site
- Activating/enabling the Email Notifications service
- Grabbing the code or widget you need to put it on your site.
With your link or sign-up option on your site, Feedburner takes care of the rest. You just publish your blog posts, and Feedburner will automatically email anyone who has subscribed to your email notifications list that a new blog post is ready for them.