I have recently taken over a self hosted wordpress blog http://www.photobotos.com which was using an external tool (mailchimp) to notifying followers about new posts.
I want to ditch mailchimp and use wordpress's own e-mail notifications.
It looks like the best (maybe only) way to do this is by using jetpack.
After installing jetpack I have apparently got 12,000 followers (4,000 e-mail followers and 8,000 wordpress.com followers). Where might these have come from?
I have now added the follow widget so I understand how new people could signup to e-mails.
Is it possible to add a "wordpress.com follow" button?
Can I import my subscriber list from mailchimp into wordpress?
And finally... can I customise the e-mail template used to notify followers of new posts?
The blog I need help with is www.photobotos.com.