Not everyone makes the same choices when it comes to reading blogs. There are those that keep blogrolls on their site and read blogs by clicking on the links. Most of us know that is quite inefficient, especially if some people hardly ever update their blogs while others update every day (or worse, they update haphazardly, at unpredictable times).
Assuming if you read blogs regularly and you want to subscribe to a blog, how do you prefer to receive your subscription? Personally, I have been using Google Reader for many years, and I go there when I feel like or have time to read blogs. Many years ago on another blog I wrote a post about Google Reader – if there is interest, I can rewrite it for this blog. I can’t understand why anyone would want their email cluttered with email subscriptions. But obviously many feel differently! Actually, I’m guessing that most of you reading this post prefer email – but using the poll at the bottom, you can prove me wrong.
A few weeks ago a kind reader requested a subscription by email. To make a longish story short, I have now set up an email subscription for this blog using Mail Chimp. You can also click on the Subscribe by Email link on the top right corner of this Websites for Small Biz blog. If you want to learn more about MailChimp, why, Jeri wrote a great post on the MailChimp service! I will just add that I had read users were unhappy with Feedburner, so I did my research, and MailChimp is indeed a good way to go for mailing lists and email newsletters.
I will finish this post with a poll (poll will be open until Feb. 27th):
Your Turn, Please
If you use an RSS reader (example is Google Reader), which one do you use and why? If you use a service for converting your blog RSS feed to email, which service do you use? If you like the idea of subscribing to blogs but don’t really understand the difference between these two methods, would you like more explanation?