The Death of a Web Service (continued)
A couple weeks ago, I blogged about the potential death of a web service called Bloglet that I use to manage my email subscriptions to this blog.
Bloglet has been working, but barely, and I’ve found a good replacement.
It’s called FeedBlitz and it works almost identically to Bloglet.
If you look carefully at the Subscribe field at the top left of this blog, you’ll see that it has changed a tiny bit and that it is now powered by FeedBlitz.
If you don’t subscribe to this blog by email, that’s the only change you’ll ever see.
If you do subscribe by email, you are going to get a different looking email every morning.
It will include the entire blog post so you do not need to click thru to the web to read my posts.
I have mixed feelings about that and would encourage you to click thru and read on the web if that’s what you like to do.
But if you’d rather read in the email, that’s fine with me too.
FeedBlitz uses any RSS feed I choose and since I chose my Feedburner feed, you’ll now see Google RSS ads in the daily emails. I wish these ads were more effective but they are not that relevant.
If there were something better, I’d be happy to switch that too.
FeedBlitz has a great Bloglet import feature so if you signed up to get my blog emailed to you with Bloglet, you’ll now automatically get it from FeedBlitz.
I have two requests for those readers who get the blog via email
1 – if you don’t get it starting tomorrow from FeedBlitz, please let me know. You can comment to this post or send me an email.
2 – If there is anything you don’t like about the new emails, let me know. I can change them pretty easily and will if I get any consistent feedback encouraging me to do that.
That’s it. I hope you like the new service. And I hope this one doesn’t die on me.