I’ve made some changes to how RSS and email subscriptions work for Quietly Fabulous. I’ll try to keep this quick and easy.
Since this blog started, I’ve been using Feedburner to create an RSS feed. People could follow the RSS feed via any RSS feed reader (such as Google Reader or Feedly) or sign up to have blog posts delivered to their In Box as they are published.
However, Google stopped supporting Feedburner sometime last year and, like Google Reader, it will likely disappear before long. Also, I’ve had a couple of complaints of people getting error messages when they tried to sign up.
So — if you want to keep up with Quietly Fabulous, here are a few ways to do that:
Via a feed reader
You can use any feed reader to follow blogs via RSS. I’ve been using Google Reader to follow blogs since the service started; but Google Reader is going away as of July 1. I’m now using Feedly to follow my favorite blogs and it’s a great alternative (and free!).
Although tons of bloggers have been using Feedburner to create an RSS feed for their blogs, I think any feed reader can find a blog’s feed simply by using the URL.
Just find the place in your feed reader to add subscriptions and enter the full URL (with the www) of the blog or site you want to follow. The feed reader shouldn’t have any problems finding the feed. As far as I can tell, this method will work whether or not you’ve ever used Feedburner to create an RSS feed for your site.
Via your In Box
If you don’t use a feed reader, you can still keep up with Quietly Fabulous and your other favorite blogs via email. I’m now using MailChimp to deliver posts to you via email. In the site header, on the right-hand side, is a subscription box. Enter your email address there and each time I publish a new blog post, it will end up in your In Box.
NOTE: If you previously subscribed to receive Quietly Fabulous posts in your In Box, you do not need to re-subscribe. I imported the list from Feedburner to MailChimp today, so you are all set.
Finally, there is also the Quietly Fabulous e-newsletter — which offers different content than the blog. If you would like to receive the e-newsletter, use the sign up box on the right-hand side of the blog (or use this link to sign up).
Hope this all makes sense. I’ve been dragging my feet on this for over a month because I wanted to find a way to make this seamless for my readers and not a technology headache for me. Please do let me know if you have any questions.