*sigh* My wordpress blog just received some attention on mlb.com, and I wrote a post welcoming all the new readers I was getting. In my post, I provided instructions on how to subscribe to the blog via email.
Now, with these (unannounced?) changes, my instructions are completely incorrect and confusing to new readers.
I've looked at my blog both while logged in and while logged out of my wordpress account, and I just see the "follow" button. There's no indication that this is going to send me the post via email until I hit the "follow" button (while logged out of my wordpress account) and get more info about signing up. While logged into my wordpress account, there's no indication.
Even worse, I tried to change the header from "Follow Blog" back to "Email Subscription" like it used to be, and it won't let me do that. Instead, it seems to think I meant to type "Follow Blog" instead and reverts it to that when I save it. It will let me change it to something else, but not the old "Email Subscription," that makes more sense. I was able to go in and change the option so it won't show my subscriber count.
This is very confusing, both to me and to my readers.
Please give us the option to have it behave the way it used to, the way we are familiar with it behaving, the way our readers are used to it behaving. Adding the "follow" functionality is fine, but doing so at the expense of completely breaking something that has been working great forever is ridiculous.