I have searched this forum and the web up and down. I just want to find a way for people to subscribe to my blog and recieve and email update when I have a new Post. I tried out feedburner and it sucks. They gave out an email a few days ago about a post i wrote when i first made the blog which was months and months ago. I tried zoodoka (or whatever) They are closing down their site and wouldn’t let me join. I can’t find Yutter or Squeeter so i need some suggestions, Please!
As far as I know, Feedburner is our only option here. I’ve been using them for email updates for 2.5 years and have had virtually no problems with them. The problem you had I suspect was a random glitch rather than something that will reoccur.
Correct “FeedBurner” is the only option here @ wordpress.com
teck: No way it’s the ONLY option.
thesacredpath: Thanks anyway. I did some digging and apparently feedburner has a lot of problems. :-( Anyone else have any ideas?
teck: No way it’s the ONLY option.
Wha? Do you not like feedburner? I use it and it works great. I have 12 subscribers when last I checked.
Just remember that every technology has those who like it and those who hate it. You just have to jump in and test out what you like.
I would give Feedburner an objective try. If you don’t like it, fine. At least give it a try.
Sorry teck, I attributed the comment to you accidently. It should be:
christinekirchoff - teck: No way it's the ONLY option.
Beemeister: I said in the very first post that I did try it already. I was asking on the forum if anyone knew any other option.
Most other email subscription sites require Java script or a form code
which is not allowed here at wp.com that’s why my comment was.
Correct "FeedBurner" is the only option here @ wordpress.com
FeedBurner is the only site that I have come across that offers the link
option & still provides stats.
@christinekirchoff, what exactly are you looking for? There are some free alert services out there which would notify your subscribers via an email when you make a new blog post. Are you looking for notification or are you looking for your blog posts to be emailed to your subscribers?
Arifsali: A notification when I post a new blog and a link to that post. At least that’s what I’m trying for. :-/
Teck: Thanks for the info, but I’m still uncertain on feedburner. I started them recently and have had problems already. With research I found out they do drop subscribers due to technical glitches which is why I’d rather try somewhere else first.
Oops, Zookoda closed 16 days ago. No longer an option according to their support forums.
I have a question for you. Do any of the alternatives you posted for email subscriptions contain advertising from which the blogger benefits financially? I’m asking because if so that could present a problem, given the fact that no blogger initiated advertising is allowed on wordpress.com blogs.
timethief, good question! I don’t know. I don’t know if it would matter. Once the feed leaves WP, and you reburn it, it does not really affect the WP blog, or does it?
I know that you can put Google ads in your Feedburner feed. I never have (tacky to say the least.) Perhaps Staff can weigh in (Hey Mark! Matt! Anthony!)
Here is another solution:
FeedBlitz → http://feedblitz.com/
It even works for private WP blogs:
BTW, FeedBlitz is free, but has some ads, unless you pay to move up to no ads.
Thanks a bunch Beemeister!! I’m going to check them out and get back. :-)
Sure. Glad to help.
RssFwd looks nice.
I’m going in order here. Anyhow
RapidFeeds has nothing on emails. Did i overlook it? :-(
Pheedo seems to be an Ad place, rather than a place for email subscriptions.
Feedblitz has complaints about bright orange emails? I have no idea what that’s about but that’s what complaints seem to be numerously compiled.
ZapTXT I haven’t found anything on email subscription either. :-(
RssFwd has a section saying their sorry for the major inconvencience in the last few months there is a problem with the system. It has yet to be resolved.
I sound picky, i know. Sorry, but I can’t find anything that sound promising. Some of them i couldn’t even find info on email subscriptions, Did i pass them up somehow?
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