Feedburner- Making The Switch

If you are a blogger, you may have already heard that as of July 1st, Feed burner will no longer work. 
Honestly, I didn’t even know what Feed Burner was. (Still don’t).

If you have the widget that says
 “follow me by email” or  “Subscribe by email”. 
It will no longer work unless you get a new platform. 

What does this mean? It means readers that have subscribed to follow your blog via email will no longer get updates on new post and new readers will not be able to opt in to get your new post via email. 

I started getting worried and didn’t want to lose my followers. I want to get the full benefits to my knowledge on my blog. 
So I contacted my Fairy Blogmother also know as Linda of Life and Linda



She has been transferring bloggers old feedburners over to Mail Chimp. This is the best way to go and Linda knows all about web design and what's best for everyone. 

For a small affordable fee, she patiently walked me through what I needed to do on my end to get things ready for the transfer.
I had to make an account on Mail Chimp which was an easy task then I went to my feed burner and downloaded my email followers. This was easy too, and wow, I did not know that many people were subscribed to my blog. I was tickled over this. 
She has a blog post HERE explaining it better than I can.

I gave her permission to administer my blog and she did all the hard work and now I have a nice new widget on my side bar. There is nothing else I need to do. My subscribers will continue getting post emails and new readers can subscribe to get an email every time I post a new blog post.  

If you are reading this from an email right now, 
you may not see the side bar on my blog page. 
To see this, just click on the blog title.

My side bar includes some other small things to read, advertisements, announcements, follow options
and even a tip jar if you’re feeling generous. Haha. 

Will you be making the switch? Let Linda know and she will have you fixed up in minutes. 



5 comments

  1. Thanks so much Lisa for the shout out. It is always my pleasure to help bloggers and try to stay informed of the latest with Google. Happy blogging and have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    Linda did a great job with your new email widget form for MailChimp. She also set mine up and did a great job. It's comforting to have a blog friend who is tech savvy and willing to help out the blogging community like she does.
    I hope you have a nice weekend.

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  3. I am not sure what I am going to do. Most likely nothing. It is hard for me to keep up. I am getting lost with all the new technology.
    Jack & Sherry confused in Bell town. LOL

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  4. I'm not doing anything. I've never followed anyone by email. Most of the people who read my blog come directly to my blog. I think a lot of times people don't even read their email anymore.

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    1. People that are not bloggers may prefer to sign up to get an email notification when a new blog post is posted. They can read it right from their email. I have a blog list that I follow and being a blogger Im always on here.

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